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Sad comment really

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by W.Ray, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. You used to be able to walk right up to Number 10 and snap away. Not anymore. A sad comment really on the times we live in. Taken 1968 ...

  2. :biggrin:

    What strikes me is we have a TV channel 10. It is owned by NBC. The window above the door sorta resembles the NBC peacock emblem thingy.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    The world is a sad commentary
  4. OOoh! What a great shot, holding so much truth!

    I love it!
  5. I'm sure Mr. Blair will be gratified to hear this! :biggrin:

    It would seem to be a far less innocent place than before!

    Ned, it's a converted slide. After scanning it I thought it looked much better as a b&w - not something I do very often!
  6. gavin


    Oct 21, 2006
    Great picture. Timeless.

    But is there any special significance to number 10? am I missing a reference because I'm too young?? or is it simply that public photography is hard now in London??
  7. Number 10, Downing Street................the residence of England's Prime Minister.
  8. gavin


    Oct 21, 2006
    ha. I feel stupid now :redface: :redface:
  9. Not stupid. Ya just didn't know. There are sure a lot of things I don't know that other's do!:biggrin:
  10. Actually, just to be picky, Tony Blair lives in the flat above Numbers 11 and 12, these have more room for his family. But yes number 10 has been the traditional London residence for the PM.

    more info:

  11. :redface: SEE!!!!! I tol ya I didn't know everything!:biggrin:
  12. gavin


    Oct 21, 2006
    Thanks for all the info guys. One can learn something everyday!
  13. Not all of it useful though...:redface:
  14. Nice shot - the uniforms the two police officers are wearing take me back too - stab vests, short jackets etc are the norm these days.
  15. Ray, you may be a little surprised to hear this............. but......... I've done that exact job at that exact location!!!!!!!!!! :eek:  :eek:  :eek: 

    I was a serving ploice officer with the Metropolitan Police in London for 14 years from 1987 till 2001............. and stood on that doorstep a few times!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:  :eek:  :eek: 

    Scary eh!!!!!!!!!!!!! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    By the way........... great shot! :cool: 

  16. Thanks, Gavin. I guess the significance is that you used to able to walk right up close to the door. Remarkable if you think about it!

    Thanks. Now that I think about it this was taken March '69. I was on my way up to Cleethorpes to stay with my aunt and uncle and had a few hours to kill before my train left so some excursions around London. I remember it was pleasantly warm for March and was surprised to see the officers wearing macs!

    Not surprised at all! I remember you mentioning on another post that you had worked for the London Metropolitan Police. Why did you transfer North? To get closer to Scotland? And thanks again for looking and commenting Graeme!
  17. [/QUOTE]Not surprised at all! I remember you mentioning on another post that you had worked for the London Metropolitan Police. Why did you transfer North? To get closer to Scotland? And thanks again for looking and commenting Graeme![/QUOTE]

    My other half was a barrister in London and got offered a high paying job in York working as a government lawyer.......... always visiting the Home Office in London and all that high powered stuff.

    So I resigned from the Met and looked after my two boys full time for 4 1/2 years......... now working for North Yorkshire police but as a Police Community Support Officer, same uniform etc......... basically I have slightly less powers than I used to have........... but still work the way I did!

    So I'm always getting told off by the Inspectors......... but they turn a blind eye due to my previous experience! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Trying to get a little photography business up and running......... I'd rather do that and work for myself........... Di makes enough money so..........

    Here's hoping! :cool: 

    Here's a little something to make you smile! :smile: :smile: :smile:

    This is me guarding the Queen's helicopter when Princess Anne visited York last summer........... handsome chap eh??? :eek:  :eek:  :eek: 

    Taken on a camera phone....... Mike (Bigpixel) would be proud of me!)...


  18. Graeme, that's just a great picture. I love it! Especially that chic vest. :wink: Here's hoping that your photo business comes to fruition. You know, for years I hounded my wife about going into business for herself. She had a fine arts degree and a master gardner's certificate. Eventually she started her own landscape design business and within 3 months she had more business than she could handle and that was the also the happiest I had seen her in years!! So go for it, Graeme!
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