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Away day

By Ericsamson
Many thanks for the views, votes and comments on yesterday's uploads and to Trevor for his much valued UA. The comments were hugely enjoyable and as I recall at least one posed a question ... I shall respond!

Today's images are geared towards the Saturday Shadows theme and a couple of the versions show the view and window reflections from the upper deck of the 'Rotherham' tram which is also featured. This is not so much for the shadows but in response to Richard's delightfully poetic comment; 'I love to see the 'statue still' drivers, benignly keeping the trams on track - they are 'real' aren't they ..... the drivers, that is!!??' Well, that's one of the questions answered and yes, they are real; the AI robots haven't taken over yet! (You know you're getting old when the tram drivers look young ..... ! ?)

It will be Crich again tomorrow and an absolute groaner for Silly Sunday. You have been warned.

All the best for the weekend and I hope that you are not too troubled by the wind ....... Blush ........ could have put that better.

Tags: Transport Derbyshire A grand day out Crich tramway museum Saturday shadows

Voters: mike9005, rambler, mrswoolybill and 26 more


woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 3:29PM
A most enjoyable selection, Graham. One image stands out: Version 3. Indeed, I am rather envious of it; a super composition that really sets the early 20th century concept of the tramcar against the family realities of 2019.

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10 Aug 2019 3:35PM
a great follow-up on the tram theme, excellent pictures
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
10 Aug 2019 3:39PM
I am with Bill. V3 is my preference as the man on the mobile seems to bring it up to date. The lead image makes you think they are on strike with not much activity.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 3:39PM
V3 for me as well. Is he checking out the tram time tables Graham ?
10 Aug 2019 4:02PM
Great set of images, eric
V3 is also my favourite
10 Aug 2019 4:11PM
Great set!

Arne Smile
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
10 Aug 2019 4:42PM
Another lovely set of detailed pics, Graham. Smile
10 Aug 2019 5:54PM
Many thanks to all! Yes, I see what you mean and can now see the greater appeal of V3. At this point I would like to be able to say that I had thought of making that one the lead ..... but no such thought crossed my mind. Blush I was a bit blinkered and aiming largely for the shadows side of things; I chose the lead for its contrasts and its network of lines relatively free from the clutter of humanity!!! (I say 'relatively' because there are one or two bods pottering about) BlushBlushBlush

It had been very busy so I was keen to catch some quiet moments! I hope I am not an appalling misanthrope ... infact sometimes I think I'm quite good at it! Should I be concerned that I have a bit of a soft spot for Scrooge ... in Chapter 1?! BlushBlushBlush
Clearly more counselling is required. SmileSmileSmile I shall now have what I believe is called some quality time in the shed ... weeping at my folly. (If anybody can give me a vaguely useful definition of what 'quality time' is I'd be very grateful. Piffle! Bah humbug!!
Yours, subject to fiscal considerations, Ebenezer. WinkWinkWink

Thanks again all - very much appreciated! SmileSmileSmile
10 Aug 2019 6:28PM
Great images

saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 37 Norway
10 Aug 2019 6:28PM
My immediate thought on seeing v5 was of a 'Titanic moment', arms outstretched, at the prow of his ship.
11 Aug 2019 6:35AM
A confusion of rails and a web of wiring makes this a rather wacky but wonderful tram set, Graham.

11 Aug 2019 12:22PM
Morning John and thanks for your delightfully phrased comment, 'A confusion of rails and a web of wiring ...'; sheer poetry! SmileSmileSmile Glad you liked it and yes, looking at it again, there is something 'wacky' and rather Heath Robinson about it all. Certainly it makes for lovely patterns which I like!

The other thing I remember from childhood was the trolley bus, especially in Bournemouth and Nottingham; I've never seen one since they fell out of favour and after all these years it occurs to me that I rather miss the old things!

Thanks also Malc for your observation about the 'Titanic moment'. I think I know what you're referring to but I've never seen the film. Sorry! Blush
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
11 Aug 2019 12:59PM
Another wonderful and interesting set, Graham, I really do want to go back here. Love 'em all, but I do rather like V1 as my fave, for that lovely archway and ornate bridge, and the way the lines cross over each other and taking the eye through the scene 👍
Trev 😀
11 Aug 2019 1:41PM
Thanks Trevor and very interesting as I had considered V1 as an alternative lead but not V3 which seems to have been the preferred choice of others. I must admit, V3 has grown on me as well! All very helpful stuff and I very much appreciate you and others taking the time to comment. What a joy! SmileSmileSmile

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