Saturday, March 31, 2012
Walter in London: A Saturday Snapshot
This is one of my favourite pictures of my father.
A street bench in London, England -- enjoying a ciggy. This was taken by my brother when they went there together on a business trip many [and I mean many] years ago.
I've always liked the urban feel of this picture -- the busyness -- and my dad, who was more of a "country" sort of person, plunked down in the middle of that bustle.
At heart, we are a small town prairie-raised family. My father relocated us to the city in the early '70's and became a very successful business man, but his roots are on farmland.
He passed away just before the New Millennium, and I miss him dearly. He was the kind of man that makes me proud of my middle name, for it is his first name.
I've always wondered what the sign in the background means. If you click on the picture and enlarge it you may be able to solve the riddle for me.
Since this seems like a one-way street going in the other direction, I've ruled out "No Right-Hand Turn" and have concluded that in this particular part of London it is illegal to try and bend straight lines in half. Any theories?
Thank you, Alyce -- for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.