Saturday, June 02, 2012

Retrospective



The Daily Mail has a remarkable series of photos of England at the time of Elizabeth's coronation. This is the GB Americans keep hoping exists, and look for when they visit, I suspect. We were guilty of that in 1997, seeking Herriot's Yorkshire and the Eagle and Child in Oxford, but we were just as intent on glimpsing earlier eras.

This one above is a Town Crier's contest.

4 comments:

Texan99 said...

Since I've never visited England, I persist it imagining it as per Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy. All those modern BBC detective story productions presumably were filmed somewhere else.

james said...

Gorgeous pictures. Most have a posed feel, but still seem inviting. Did someone pick up all the empty curry trays and potato chip bags first?

Wyman said...

It's funny, but I couldn't help but think that if you scroll through even our own family's old pictures from thirty years ago, I think you'd get a touch of a similar sense: "A simpler time. Those were the days."

Texan99 said...

Or watch a movie from 50 or 30 years ago. They're such time capsules.