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great POV
Chris: Thank you Hollie: the fine weather certainly helped!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2014, 07:01
What a beautiful name - I would like to step down this typically English street - it recalls me of a steep way in old Lincoln. Where might we be - on the right the wall of a castle?
Chris: This is one of the most famous vistas in all England Philine, at Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Pass the Hovis
Chris: Talk about a mere TV advert making a place famous!
Lovey image Chris, is the pot at the bottom or leading into the beautiful countryside beyond?
Chris: It leads to the wonderful Dorset countryside Scotia
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 10 Aug 2014, 08:14
I'll never forget that first day at t'pit.

Me an' mi father worked a 72 hour shift, then wi walked home 43 mile through t'snow in us bare feet, huddled inside us clothes med out o' old sacks. Eventually we trudged over t'hill until wi could see t'street light twinklin' in our village.

Mi father smiled down at mi through t'icicles hangin' off his nose. "Nearly home now lad", he said.

We stumbled into t'house and stood there freezin' cold and tired out, shiverin' and miserable, in front o' t' meagre fire.

Any road, mi mam says "Cheer up, lads. I've got you some nice brown bread and butter for yer tea."

Ee, mi father went crackers. He reached out and gently pulled mi mam towards 'im by t'throat. "You big fat, idle ugly wart", he said. "You gret useless spawny-eyed parrot-faced wazzock." ('E had a way wi words, mi father. He'd bin to college, y'know). "You've been out playin' bingo all afternoon instead o' gettin' some proper snap ready for me an' this lad", he explained to mi poor, little, purple-faced mam. Then turnin' to me he said "Arthur", (He could never remember mi name), "here's half a crown. Nip down to t'chip 'oyl an' get us a nice piece o' 'addock for us tea. Man cannot live by bread alone."
Chris: But this is the effete SOUTH!
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 10 Aug 2014, 08:20
Sorry about that - couldn't resist. I see Bill spotted it too.

It is charming isn't it. Love the way the road curls out of sight.

Did you photograph the Hovis monument?
Chris: I did indeed photograph it and might include it at a later date
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2014, 09:32
Never been there but I was so very close on the ring road two or three weeks ago. I expect the shop selling postcards makes a lot of bread from the tourists. Where are they all, by the way?
Chris: Quite straightforward really: in order to get this classic view I had to get the tourists removed
Terrific shot, Chris. It exudes charm.
Chris: I'm glad you think so Mary
Chris: Blimey...1973!
I've only ever seen it ion the advert but at least it isn't decorated with yellow lines and road signs.
Chris: None of that rubbish there Brian, thank heaven
first class shot Chris, i envy the people who get to savour this view.
Chris: Yes it must be wonderful Ayush: thank you
No lad pushing his bike up the hill with those famous loaves of bread in the basket?
Chris: Afraid not Pauline, that was anno 1973, I was a mere callow youth then, well something like that anyway
I can see why it's a famous vista- regardless of the advert- it is very lovely!
Chris: And taken in perfect weather conditions here too
Nice. I feel the photo is beckoning me to travel down into it.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2014, 19:12
What a lovely picture
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Aug 2014, 01:06
Now that...right there...is a "money" shot, Chris...even the bollards seem self-assured.

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