“Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

Hugh asks us to share our representation in photographs for “Vintage” this week.

Vintage can describe something old or old-fashioned.

Vintage adjective (HIGH QUALITY)

” of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past”

My photo’s selected for the theme below, a small capsule of vintage Britain seen through my eyes on a whistle-stop tour….

Bristol, home to the SS Great Britain, a monument to 19th-century engineering. Isambard Kingdom Brunel rejected using conventional paddle wheels to drive his iron ship. Instead, he gave the SS Great Britain a screw propeller…vintage engineering from circa 1842….

 

Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap, now in its 64th year of West End Theatre performances, qualifies as vintage….

Christine Keeler, the iconic beauty from the 1960’s whose sultry allure caused the downfall of eminent men in London society and government. Photographed by Lewis Morley in June 1963 , a vintage silver gelatin print, on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

So, come on, who remembers these buses, I mean the green ones if you didn’t live in London! If you recall skipping up onto the platform, paying the conductor with his wind up ticket machine slung around his neck, scooting up to the back seat on the upper deck, well, you get to qualify as vintage too, be it a green or red bus!

The Penny-farthing was the first machine to be called a bicycle… definitely a vintage mode of transport. also known as “The Bone-Shaker”, for reasons which are probably fairly obvious…

A vintage example of the water-closet or modern day toilet, originally invented by Sir John Harrington at the time of Queen Elizabeth the first and not, as widely believed by Thomas Crapper

Sir Winston Churchill, portrayed in bronze at the National Portrait Gallery, London. A vintage statesman….

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Soho, vintage style. I couldn’t resist adding this picture of an older gentleman  making his dapper way along the street, the purple suit is just so eccentrically British, wonderful….

Pietro Annigoni’s serene 1969 portrait of Queen Elizabeth, now a vintage nonagenarian…..

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14 comments on ““Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

    • Jaqueline, thank you. I love to go back to Uk, living away for so many years, I now appreciate the diversity and beauty of Britain and just rush around packing as much in as I can…I come back for a rest!!

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  1. I agree to a great representation. I’ve often walked past the Theatre where The Mousetrap is playing but have never ventured inside to watch the show. I need to fix that.
    Yes, I can class myself as vintage with your description of the boarding the bus. I don’t remember the green ones but have many good memories of the red double-decker buses. There was always a rush to sit in the front seats on the top deck.

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