Valant

Valant

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On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (119 comments in total)
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Valant: Anyone any idea what make the double decker bus (DD) in picture Nr. 8 is?
Probably Daimler, they launched the first motorised DD in 1898, but it looks like a 1940's British bus. I tend to associate DD's with London and Britain in that era.

What splendid information everyone, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (119 comments in total)

Anyone any idea what make the double decker bus (DD) in picture Nr. 8 is?
Probably Daimler, they launched the first motorised DD in 1898, but it looks like a 1940's British bus. I tend to associate DD's with London and Britain in that era.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies

I recall buying this album on the Saturday after its release and playing I want you (she's so heavy) over and over..The late great John Peel had played it in his radio show the evening before: I had to get it. The cover seemed to reflect and sum up something of the feelling of the previous 6 years and the end of an ERA.
For the annalists:
Significantly, Paul (or the stand-in) is the only Beatle on the shot not wearing flares and his cigarette is pointing downwards, the joker is laughing at him!! and not at the other 3. However it may not be a stand-in. Look at Paul.
The left hand side of his suit Jacket appears to be being blown aside whilst the jackets of Ringo and John remain unruffled or blow backwards: Obviousy a manipulated image. How did they do that without P.S.?
28 if and all that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 09:33 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)
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Lanski: These are fascinating. Technically it's Beverley Minster as it's a parish church, just a really big one, but it does indeed look just the same today :)

I too was thinking Archway Road, "Suicides bridge" for 24.....The one with the pond, Nr. 19, may be by Jack Straws Castle or may be the leg of mutton pond?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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