Striptease at the bank

By mrswoolybill
Derelict now, but this used to be the Westminster Bank in Southampton, even before it was the National Westminster (and that was still in the days long before banks did silly abbreviations). Bill's father banked there.
And look at the version - if you wander round the corner you find the same character minus his shirt and tie. The bank obviously took him to the cleaners...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Street Southampton Street art

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
9 Aug 2018 7:28AM
with a few more sutures too!! GrinGrinGrin

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9 Aug 2018 7:57AM
Very cleverly spotted GrinGrinGrin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
9 Aug 2018 8:07AM
great find Moira WinkWinkWink
9 Aug 2018 8:33AM
Nice set, well spottedSmileSmileSmile
9 Aug 2018 9:02AM
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
~ Robert Frost
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 9:05AM
Well seen and taken, Moira.

rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
9 Aug 2018 11:06AM

saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 40 Norway
9 Aug 2018 11:18AM
Back in the day when banks supported their customers.
There were only four in those days:
National & Provincial
Lloyds (of black horse fame)

When you could ask for an appointment with the Bank Manager, who sat behind a solid oak desk of great dimension in his office. Was a bit like having to go to the headmaster's study...

Today profit is King and customers a mere source for those profits.
9 Aug 2018 12:03PM
I agree with Leo and Malc, the bank's would have the cloths off your back with no need to strip. They're so good when it comes to a rip off. Either way, they would see us go naked rather than cut their own personal profits.

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 12:27PM
Excellent find Moira, it has a bit of Dali flavour!
Very good, Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 1:17PM
Well spotted Moira. From what I can make out most of Southampton has gone to pot.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 3:12PM
Thanks folks, particularly for the hints of painful experiences lived.
Bank managers used to be Captain Mainwaring, boring, stuffy but dependable. Now they are spivs in badly tailored suits. Life goes on, I suppose.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
9 Aug 2018 3:59PM
I wondered about the title until viewing the version and your write-up, when it all became clear!! Grin A strange face the chap has, but a great find Moira, had to to be captured! Smile
Trev Smile
LotaLota 1 4 Lithuania
9 Aug 2018 5:40PM
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 5:53PM
Terrific art work and esp. love your lead
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
9 Aug 2018 6:14PM
Yes, a bit of Dali, and very curious!
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 8:16PM
Nat West is now in the precinct. There are more staff standing around welcoming you and 2 staff at the desks and one then has to wait ages to get served. I think they call it progress !!!!!
66 2
9 Aug 2018 10:35PM
looks like a Boris..... I'm drawn to the message on the right.
Drighlynne 8 123 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018 11:12PM
Looks like he doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going Moira.
10 Aug 2018 10:08AM
Great captures, doing what banks do!
12 Aug 2018 11:05AM
Excellent find Moira , great captures

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