Dogs attacking and bringing down a stag. Perfect subject for a public sculpture.
Bonus - Huge Cocaine Submarine.
Oh yes. It's a real slide. It may look like an advertising set up, but it's a genuine family slide.
A game Mom...and Pop a few folk back...join in the kids game of Tug-Of-War. And a fashionable bunch they are too. Those short are just so 1970's.
Bonus - If you like those short shorts.... this may bring back memories and raise a smile.
Yes, it's a hard life running the SlideGuy Blog, so there's nothing better than relaxing at home after a hard day scanning and tweaking. And this is what I head home to : my own modest 18 Bed Chateau. I forget which of the wings this mirror is in, but I'm sure I'll wander into it again sometime.
Bonus - A new style for ZZ Top ?
Yes, another Celebrity Grave slide.
This time, a suitably gothic romantic tomb for Rabelair, the French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He was the man who popularised the philosophy of "Do What Thou Wilt".
Even better was his will : "I have nothing, I owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor."
Bonus - The Snow Monsters of Japan
Demonstrating her abilities in the ancient Cornish practice of Shrimp Tickling, we have Mavis Ottershaw.
Basically, shrimps wedge themselves under rocks, but "tickling" causes them to loosen, where the fisherman can scoop them into a bucket or, traditionally, a gusset.
Bonus - How to board a moving train.
Doh. That photographer is NOT going to be popular. Doesn't he know that every picture at a wedding reception has to feature the bride smiling like a lunatic?
There's no prize for a picture of bride and groom, with the bride hidden by some drunken oaf whispering the result of the 3.45 at Kempton Park into her shell-like, while the groom is attacked by a matt black vampire butterfly (goth-moth?).
If there was a prize for such, this would be a winner !
Bonus - Red Panda wants in. Cute, obviously.
Bonus 2 - Journalism Tip. Listen carefully to your source.
But, there sure is plenty of clean white snow in this slide...or at least there is now. It may come to you, but I do sometimes have to embark on a little Photo-Manipulation.
Yes, Photoshopping (or actually PSPing) out the myriad of specks on the original slide. As you can judge from this raw scan.
Bonus - Well, that could have gone better...
Bonus 2 - As could this ..... ouch
No info on this slide (naturally) but another in the box was included a sign partially in Hebrew. So, Israel seems like a fair bet, and that would be supported by the dry earth and hastily assembled defenses. As for the structure in the background - the groove sure looks like it's made for a jumbo sized fence panel.
Bonus - Creative redubbing. NSFK
Just received a box of slides dating to 1967-68, from a resident of Woodchurch, Kent, and revolving around the primary school. Cracking stuff, and this is one of the least interesting. I guess I've started by collection for next year's calendar early.
Bonus - Ah. Vintage Ronnie Reagan advert. Great
Bonus 2 -
At Fred McMurray High School, Mr Hooker is a legend for his Practical Biology lessons.
Here, he's taking Class 7B from 1967 into the big wide world and demonstrating the life cycle of the BlowFly. Lovely.
A sight to dismay all you rail-fans out there, and I suspect there are a few.
The Railway Station at Upper Downtown, in Great Middlewych, Derbyshire, soon after the station was closed as part of the Dr Beeching cuts of the 1960s.
Obviously there story of the The Four Bells of Santa Maria is well known to one and all, but this view is not the view that most pilgrim...