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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Aug 2014, 01:03
A bevy of comfortable shoes...
Chris: Their days of donning specialised custom-made running gear is over Ray
A nice shot,Chris, I assume this has something to do with the plaque on the wall,words you can't argue with.
Chris: Taken in Oxford last week Frank, the local CND group having a public meeting
They have a good cause Chris... i read the plaque too....petersmile
Chris: I am obliged to you Peter
Very good! What was going on?
Chris: A local pacifist meeting, a lot of them were wearing CND badges
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Aug 2014, 04:42
I wonder who is really listening....sigh....
Chris: No one really Astrid..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2014, 05:58
I agree with their wish and value - especially in these sad times of war in different countries - but words are never enough. I miss the Russian/Ukrainian words. A moving scene - you was listening to these old people ...
Chris: I was photographing them Philine but not necessarily approving of their actions. They and their naïve friends would have nuclear weapons banned back in the 1950s, the upshot of which would have been we would be speaking to each other in Russian in 2014,Shutterchance could never exist in a centralised world of government-controlled lives and aspirations
i like the bag with all those badges. great shot Chris
Chris: I am obliged to you Ayush
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2014, 07:06
Good that you have given this information - I'm no pacifist - and I agree with the present military US- engagement in Irak now - and I think of Hitler- Germany if the allied army had not liberated the country ...! No, I am not a pacifist- and I had some serious discussion with Chad about this theme ...
Chris: I am pleased to hear this Philine
"...to honour those who seek another path in place of violence and war." I really like the thought behind that, Chris, but wonder what it will really take in today's day and age?! The other day Astrid was mentioning to me how the entire world is crazy right now!
Chris: It's always been crazy Ginnie, it's just that in the digital age we are so much better informed than we were before..
To think Tony Blair was once a member of CND
Chris: Thank you for making me THROW UP over my keyboard!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2014, 08:01
Is this a peasants' revolt? Is there a dastardly plan to build a new supermarket in their back gardens? At least one of them has no intent on going on a march.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2014, 08:02
Ah.. something to do with CND it would seem. More loonies.
Chris: I think these people would have been deludedly marching to Aldermaston circa 1959
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 13 Aug 2014, 08:32
A pity there voices are not heard a bit louder Tiff.
Chris: The poor old things were being ignored by everybody except an old bloke with a camera Chad
Very nice soft toning for the Peace Lords...
Chris: I could do no more for them JC
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 13 Aug 2014, 08:53
I imagine they all have tales to tell - few people listen. Perhaps it was ever thus, but moderate as well as strident voices need to be heard.
Chris: Quite so Mike: without their claims to be heard we would all be much the poorer
Looks like a nostalgia trip to me, but I do see one token young person, but perhaps she's there only to administer medication.
Chris: That is precisely what it looks like John
Glad someone does this important work.
Chris: I expect they've been doing this sort of thing for most of their lives Mary
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Aug 2014, 11:48
This choir reminds me of one of those church organs that only get to be played once in a long time and then with five fingers. A reedy tune.
I wonder whether they have been good hippies in their day.
These good citizens are seeking another path in place of violence and war. I hope you followed their path, otherwise I will have to clobber you, one day when I come to save the bench grin
  • Lurch
  • England
  • 13 Aug 2014, 11:52
Come on Darling, I've told you what to say..!!
Chris: Poor old things..
Very good shot Chris! Such a shame they are being ignored; although I see the woman in the front has a question, to ask.
Chris: Yes - she wants to know if anyone has found her hearing aid
When I was young I belonged to CND. How naive I was then. If only we all could have peace on earth!
Chris: A pipe dream Suzanne, I regret to say
Good to see some dissent...
Chris: Healthy for democracy Larry
What ever ones feelings about 'stuff' one must give these elderly folks credit for sticking to their beliefs all these years.
Chris: Very much so Brian: I bet they do this sort of thing every week
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Aug 2014, 18:45
Great capture Chris and a good cause
Chris: Thank you Anne: nostalgic to see some still singing the old tunes
No peace at the receiving end of a loud hailer
Chris: None whatever Martin..
I wonder why the guy needs the loud hailer?

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