Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Where's That Then? No 1

Having run out of Find The Fault pictures for a while, I thought it would be interesting to look at period photographs of citys, towns, villages and landscape. So where's this then? All I can tell you is that the street scene was photographed by Karl Gullers for one of those ubiquitous Odhams books of the 1950s, and up until this trip to England Mr.Gullers was famous for photographing the Swedish Royal Family. I hope this helps.

16 comments:

Philip Wilkinson said...

The clue, methinks, is the large amount of water everywhere in this photograph.

Peter Ashley said...

You'd be right Mr.Wilko.

Vincent said...

The evidence suggests Glasgow, but I can't go beyond that.

Sleepy Pedant said...

Bah! (Or should that be Bath?!)
Only just saw this.

Ron Combo said...

Oooh what fun!

Ron Combo said...

It's Bath for sure. Presumably they are all queueing for tickets for a Tears for Fears concert.

Peter Ashley said...

Welcome Sleepy Pedant. Glad you woke up in time for this! And you're quite right, Bath it is.

Ron: You and I are in that bus queue I swear, shuffling along the wet pavement and not speaking.

Philip Wilkinson said...

Good photograph, isn't it? I like the way it gets the feeling of Bath before major buildings like the Guildhall and Abbey were cleaned up - plus the way it breaks the rules of guide-book photographs by including all those people and the bus, and indeed by showing the place in the rain. And did you notice the nice sign to 'The Corridor' on the right? I can't remember if this sign is still there.

Peter Ashley said...

Glad you like it. I'm going to try and include pictures that are not just the traditional views of buildings and places. And hopefully with a clue like the bus destination blind here. Although I can't promise that every time, just depends how I'm feeling at eight o'clock on a Tuesday morning.

Vincent said...

It was that Larkhall on the front of the bus that sent me astray.

Peter Ashley said...

I thought that was it Vincent. Bus blinds, now there's something we don't see much of anymore, with the conductor either coming upstairs or using the step provided near the radiator grille to change the front destination with the little chrome handle. Sometimes to that suburb every town seemed to have- 'Depot'.

Simon said...

Or around here, the delightful village of "Service".

Looking forward to more of these.

TIW said...

The blind on our school bus was altered by an art teacher ("grizzly" Adams, If I recall) to 'Load Of Mischief'.

bikerted said...

Little too late to hazzard a guess, but the bus is the No 4 going to Larkhall (I can just make it out by enlarging the photo).

DC said...

Love the WH Smith signboard.

Peter Ashley said...

There's one of these W.H.Smith signboards still extant at their half-timbered Stratford-upon-Avon branch.