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Fledgeling Skater

By Mavis
A Mother hovering over her tiny daughter learning to skate . An amazing sight to see ... why? ... Because it was the first time I'd ever seen skating in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral .. I only took 3 photos before someone drew my attention to a notice down by my knees that said No Photography !! Didn't take any more . It was a dull dreary day anyway but when I thought about it there are no Restrictions in Central Park NY. Funny that . Just another bit of my holiday . xx

Tags: Photo journalism Skating Dull Winchester cathedral Dreary

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newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 5:16AM
morning mavis hope youve had a great xmas, whats the world coming too when you carnt take picture's of people skating AAAARRR lol,,
lovely capture though he he ..

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Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
6 Jan 2008 5:37AM
Thank you Ian. I had a wonderful holiday thank you . My daughter Liz and Husband Jim couldn't do enough for me . A Happy New Year xx
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
6 Jan 2008 5:45AM
Belated best wishes for 2008 Mavis, know you had a wonderful Christmas with your daughter and family, as I had with mine. Sorry about the plumbing problem, hope it's soon fixed.
I like your capture of the people enjoying themselves, even though it was taken illegally, seems like a bit of petty bureaucracy to me.
Rgds., Jim
chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 6:52AM
At least you got a couple Mavis Smile, glad you had a wonderful holiday
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
6 Jan 2008 6:58AM
Great capture Mavis, Illegal or not.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
6 Jan 2008 7:07AM
Wonderful image Mavis.. love the colours

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 12:06PM
A tender image, Mavis, good for you for showing it. I don't believe that the grounds of Winchester Cathedral are private property, but I may be wrong....
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 1:20PM
What fun and I have never seen this either and as for the very sad and am not sure if that would hold legally! Great shot Mavis.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Jan 2008 2:17PM
Probably trying to protect the children-- somewhat misguided but the paparazzi in you got a great image!


Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
6 Jan 2008 2:31PM
Hi Mavis...It is probably down to Sony..they used a English Church for one of there computer was a bit nasty.. the game that is...Smile

Superb shot ,,it good to see people having a great time...and passing it on to the young ones..


Our spiky has two flower spikes on now...Smile
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
6 Jan 2008 3:20PM
Hi Mavis,
hope you had a great christmas and New Year too. An excellent candid shot and winchester cathedral looks good as well as the children having a fantastic time. Well seen and captured.Take care.AnnSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1692 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 3:48PM
Nice, gentle shot, glad you got it before you were stopped.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 4:26PM
Lovely shot, sad to be stopped. Grandpas are even questioned when trying to photograph grandson footballers!!
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 5:09PM
brilliant capture.. I agree with mavis
Joline Plus
11 27 53 United States
6 Jan 2008 8:57PM
Glad you got off a few shots...this is an adorable candid. What a cute baby you are holding...I'm sure that alone was worth the trip.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
6 Jan 2008 9:50PM
Yes, I'm also glad you got this wonderful shot. I also enjoyed the other uploads I've just looked at - trying to do a bit of catching up.
csr 10 3 England
6 Jan 2008 10:29PM
Nice one
Hi Ya Mavis,
When I spotted this thumbnail, reminded me of my trip.

We met Andy "Futura" and his wife Elly in NY the first week of Dec. 07, and skated at Rockefeller Center.

We had loads of fun with them and skating, even tho I fell and hit my head on the ice, LOL!
I'm doing much better, I can now chew ice and I can actually drink without drooling.....But it was loads of fun.....LOL!

Just kidding, I am fine-no injuries-just a bruise that is now gone.....Can you tell I'm tired.....Smile

A wonderful image that brought back many good memories for me.....Have a great day,
Suzan Smile
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
10 Jan 2008 2:05AM
Nice shot, Mavis. These retrictions of photographiing old buildings, etc, are normally to protect their sales of postcards.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
10 Jan 2008 2:07AM
Sorry about the double entry, Mavis.
Site trouble!
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
10 Jan 2008 8:18AM
Yes Brian I quite agree INSIDE but I have photographed OUTSIDE Winchester Catherdral for about 20 years at least and no-one has ever put up a notice .
19 Jan 2008 1:15PM
Great candid Mavis, tells it just as it is

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
20 Jan 2008 9:34PM
A wonderful winter image Mavis, they've had an ice rink like this in Kings Square Gloucester for the past couple of years

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