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What the butler saw .........

By KingBee
A rare Silly Sunday effort from me. Only those of you familiar with the amusement arcades of the 1950s and before will get the title. This will clarify things for the others!

I came across this scene while walking in the Rue du Petit-Champlain in Quebec City. It was a classic 'street photography' moment: you see the opportunity and seize it quickly because you know you won't get a second chance. And, sure enough, the gentleman in the image went on about his business mere moments later. I first saw the pig, then saw the man walking over to peer in the window which is when I got my shot. Then, curiosity satisfied (or not), he got up and walked on. I didn't bother to look though the window myself, lest I become the target for another would-be paparazzo!

Many thanks indeed to Merlin, Pamela, Ted, Steven and Keith for their very kind UAs for "Monarch", and to everyone else who looked in.

Tags: Street Canada Quebec Rue du Petit-Champlain

Voters: VincentChristopher, mrswoolybill, sawsengee and 51 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 9:59AM
What you saw is classic Silly Sunday.
I'm still a crazy pig... seems appropriate to humans too.
Golden opportunity for this photograph ....
20 Oct 2019 10:18AM
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 10:28AM
Bum shot!
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Oct 2019 11:04AM
The pig walked on? 😁😁😁
20 Oct 2019 11:06AM
Great capture.
20 Oct 2019 11:16AM
Or rather: What the butcher saw, Bob.Smile
Sensation silly Sunday smiley.

BillRookery 6 2 4 England
20 Oct 2019 11:19AM
Brilliant SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
14 10.3k 30 England
20 Oct 2019 11:49AM
The sort of place you could hover around all day with a camera. Something is bound to show up. Grin
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
20 Oct 2019 12:02PM
You just couldn't miss an opportunity like that......superb!!!

Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
20 Oct 2019 12:28PM
What a wonderfully amusing shot.
chataignier Plus
9 223 12 France
20 Oct 2019 1:30PM
Wonderful ! That is truly seizing the moment.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
20 Oct 2019 2:35PM
A once in a lifetime photographic opportunity!
leo_nid 5 12
20 Oct 2019 3:00PM
they call it a "lucky punch" in boxing - you deliver it without planning or anticipating it in advance, but you get a perfectly "finished product" as a result
Brilliant capture, perfect for SS.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2263 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 4:47PM
A brilliant capture, even from the thumbnail I could see it was a winner.
Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
20 Oct 2019 6:56PM
Perfect for today or any otherSmileSmileSmile
Pity it wasn't a jeweller's window, one of 'em could have been shopping for a ringWink
cuffit Plus
15 357 8 England
20 Oct 2019 7:04PM
Great shot and great timing - I love humour in photography. I don't think we see enough of it! Chris
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
20 Oct 2019 8:15PM
Nice one!

Arne Smile
LoryC 6 2 Italy
20 Oct 2019 9:00PM
Great capture.

Minty805 Plus
6 45 9 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 9:24PM
Brilliant capture, Bob.
Cheers, Allan
21 Oct 2019 12:14PM
Great opportunity well taken 🙂🙂🙂

Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2019 1:54AM
A first rate capture !! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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