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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 12th February, 2020)

Soldier and the Cafe


Soldier and the Cafe
Similar to Mick's recent photo.

Photo: David  (Sony CyberShot RX100 Mk1)
Views: 1,547

Comment by: Veronica on 12th February 2020 at 00:10

It looks lovely at the going down of the sun, the soldier standing to attention, if we could but hear the sound of the Last Post...it's quite haunting to see.

Comment by: Mick on 12th February 2020 at 06:50

Oh David thats a better photo of the cafe than the one I sent in last week, send it into Wigan council.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th February 2020 at 07:51

What a great photo, everything about it is right. Well done David !

Comment by: Anne on 12th February 2020 at 08:41

Lovely colours, the natural and artificial colours harmonising.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th February 2020 at 08:42

That's so atmospheric. You can almost feel the cool air and imagine the soldier still keeping guard when the café lights have been turned off and all the park visitors have gone home.

Comment by: kath on 12th February 2020 at 08:49

Why are the lights on at night?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th February 2020 at 08:49

That is an excellent photo, David.

Especially the silhouette of the soldier, and as Veronica says, it's haunting. Well done.

Comment by: Brian Bradshaw on 12th February 2020 at 10:20

One of the best photos seen on P.A.D, near perfect needs to be shown all around Wigan and beyond.

Comment by: Poet on 12th February 2020 at 10:44

Halt! Who goes there on this magenta night?

Tis I. David. Maker of pictures!

I see no brush or easel. No box of tinctures.

I sculpt with sunrays soldier! Draw lines with light.

Daguerreotype is it? I saw one once on silver copperplate!
State your business within these gates!

Soldier, you'll be seen in many lands through my lens,
Perhaps even on the High Veldt once again.
Such is my purpose. That's my end.

Fair do comrade. Pass then friend.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th February 2020 at 11:05

Kath..see people can see!

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2020 at 11:13

Another fascinating photo.
I also think railway signal boxes lit up at night look so warming with the old coal fire roaring away.
(sadly not many left) They have a friendly and cosy presents.

Comment by: lloyd on 12th February 2020 at 11:17

lights are on but nobody in

Comment by: Arthur on 12th February 2020 at 11:33

Someone is standing next to the door.
Kath so people can see.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th February 2020 at 12:10

It's a beautiful shot David...and thank you.

Comment by: kath on 12th February 2020 at 13:16

What I mean is. what goes on there at night?

Comment by: Arthur on 12th February 2020 at 14:09

Kath only kidding, it could be closing time remember it's still dark at teatime.
This photo looks like it's just closing inn, dusk.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th February 2020 at 16:08

When darkness descends the soldier dreams of Pavilions in far off lands...just like the park cafe - ( not the stinky one that was at the bottom of Library St!)

Comment by: Pat McC on 12th February 2020 at 18:47

Poet, that is magnificent. You complement the photo every time.
Thank you and thank you to you David - you're very talented people.

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