Travel theme: Benches

Travel theme: Benches:  Immediately I saw this theme I thought of this photograph, taken on Beach Crescent, Broughty Ferry near Dundee in the early 1980s.  The age of the photograph is evident from the cars and the sports headline on the Daily Record back page:  £100,000 World Cup Deal – an impossibly small sum that today would not be sufficient to cover the bribes.  Go there on Google Maps : Street View and between the parked cars you can still see the benches; just south of the castle, not much has changed:


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  1. LaVagabonde · April 13, 2013

    Great shot!

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2013

      Many thanks – “Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now” 🙂

  2. Pestle & Mortar · April 13, 2013

    The lovely ladies are smitten! beautiful:)

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by – they are aren’t they – makes you wonder what he said.

  3. megtraveling · April 13, 2013

    That’s such a sweet scene!

  4. My Life Afterglow · April 15, 2013

    What a lovely photo! 🙂

  5. bentehaarstad · April 18, 2013

    Nice moment.

  6. lena de almeida · April 21, 2013

    I think it is great that instead of being home alone they went out there to read the newspapers together! And the resul of the interactions is lovely.

    • northumbrianlight · April 21, 2013

      I agree – laughing & positive thinking, the secret to a long life.

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