It may just be my eyes but this guy reminds me of Fred West. As I going mad?
BONUS - How people spend their days during the day
This is the sort of slide I love. - Ordinary people, on an ordinary day.
Francine and Derek, at the end of a long day, enjoying the sunset beside the trash can. Idyllic. And is that a small glass of Coke on the step, or is it a large glass of rum. I dunno.
Christmas Gifts - Don't forget that there will be a 2010 calendar, featuring many of the finest slides in the collection. Most, which have never been featured on the blog. Stay tuned.
Bonus - Mesmerising
Been scanning another box of 200 slides. Not in one go, obviously. The tedium involved would be worse than a reading a Daily Mail editorial.
However, even at 30 a day, that's a reasonable chunk of tedium. This is a very un-inspiring selection, and this is one of the better ones. A snatched photograph, but at least it's got some drama in it.
Where is it? No info from the slide, tho' there is a date of 1968. However, the bridge on the right looks distinctive, and I guessed Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and that suggests that this is the Tamar Bridge. Anyone know for sure ?
It's been a while since the last picture of mushrooms, so time to wheel out this pair of tiny devils. This species is the Peacock's Knee Mushroom, and is a native of Wiltshire, tho' it has been spreading as far as Staffordshire, most likely due to Global Warming. ( The name derives from the belief that the mushroom cap looked like a peacock's patella.
Spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Chester Zoo yesterday, so thought I'd post a slide for the zoos of yesteryear. This one is from the 1950's, and looks better than many exhibits of the time, for example Gorillas and Small Cages.
Another Ibiza Easter 1973 shot, and what made me chuckle was the dude on the left. Flares obviously came into fashion suddenly, and mummy modified his existing jeans with a triangle of material. Pity she had no denim material...
* Collecting lobsters for a cheesecake.
I can just imagine Leslie Phillips taking a shine to these two lovelies, and trying out his distinctive suave chat-up lines.
Dirty old beggar....they're still at school, you dirty old man.
Yes, they're on their school's Easter cultural trip to Ibiza back in 1973, and from the size of the flairs, these two dollie birds would have been in the height of fashion then.
This was taken on the very day that Ralph (pronounced Rafe) de la Tour invented the "ManBag".
Matching his mother's purse with spotted cravat, loafers, white socks and Indiana Jones hat at a jaunty angle, Ralph started the look that won a million admiring glance.
And was Rafe manly enough to deflect the obvious jibes ? You decide.
That's one of the joys of slide collecting. (Must be a better name than that.) Recieving a random box of slides, and finding someone's amateur glamour attempts. After box after box of tedious scenery...this. Most pleasant. So let's sit back and appreciate Edith and Beccy in their cossies.
Bonus Extra : Cute and Creepy (Animal version.)
And...Heavens ! This miniature railway is in the news ! Dramatic stuff.
Bonus : For the nonplussed ladies out there, a question. Is this as wrong as I think it is ?
Again, I hav no info regarding this slide, but it was Ektachrome, and badly faded. However, I like how it looks in MonoChrome. Her clothing has a timeless quality, but the hair-style certainly looks old. Early 1950's is my guess, but I'm open to suggestions.
Bonus : Truth and Honesty in Politics.
This one, falls into the second category. Sure, the dude is a little strange. Check shirt, check trousers, stupid beard and bull pizzle cane. Sure, that's one BIG ball of twine. But...why photograph it?
Is Freddy Photographer going to invite the neighbours round to view his collection of obscure newspaper photos? Is there a better way to lose what friends he has ?
First day of a week off, and I'm tempted to just laze around like these blubbery folks. Unfortuntely, the weather is crap, and I'm hosting a visitor...heck...they arrive in a couple of hours ! Gotta Go.
I suspect this is the right time for schools shutting down for the Summer Holidays, so let's celebrate Graduation Day. yay Bonus...