The country solicitor takes his lunch break

By mrswoolybill
Not set up, not posed. The gentleman came and sat down at the next bench to me. After surveying the world for a while he fished his sandwiches and thermos flask out of his briefcase and enjoyed his well-earned lunch break.
Horribly difficult, harsh midday sun and his face was in shadow; I certainly didn't want to risk flash in the hope of getting a few more shots on the sly. If you have time, look through the set, I think V3 is worth it.
Thanks for looking,

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:08AM
The three of them are well taken and brilliant Moira.


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tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
18 Jun 2012 8:21AM
I know him. He works with a clever and famous investigator. Holmes, I think they call him. So he must be Doctor Watshisname.. or something like that. TG
I would say well spotted but he stands out like a neon at nightfall,have you a time machine? like it
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:30AM
I feel guilty looking at these images....
But must say well done you !
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 Jun 2012 8:33AM
Has that self assured gaze..... Moira.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Jun 2012 9:03AM
V3 is fabulous...that slightly disdainful look Grin
jdinne 14 16 England
18 Jun 2012 9:07AM
Great set, V3 excellent.

RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:18AM
V3 is superb Moira. Well seen
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:20AM

Quote:have you a time machine?
Look at the location for my uploads Thursday to Saturday last week... Wink
Quote:V3 is fabulous...that slightly disdainful look
He seemed to be appreciating the lady's legs. Thanks everyone. I think this was the last time we saw sunshine...
I'm recovering after a mammoth photographic weekend, life gets back to normal today. I'm off out photographing the local litter-pick volunteers.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
18 Jun 2012 9:28AM
What an intriguing set of excellent captures. Is he for real or dressed for a re-enactment?

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:32AM
He's one of the 'interpreters' at Beamish Museum, Albert. He was genuinely on his lunch break, in between showing visitors round one of the period houses.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
18 Jun 2012 9:35AM
Thanks Moira! Explains it all.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:39AM
He really looks as though he just walked off a TV/Film set. Button hole, pocket watch, all those little attention to detail 'bits'. Great set, but love V3 with the little sidelong glance at that couple. Well captured!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 10:00AM
Ahhh - thanks for the explanation Moira!! How very funny! SmileSmile
Cor 9 Belgium
18 Jun 2012 10:10AM
Excellent set*****GrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 10:56AM
Poirot ?
Investigating ?
Well captured Moira
18 Jun 2012 10:56AM
Risk the flash lol, terrific opportune
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jun 2012 11:36AM
He can have his sandwiches if he likes Moira,
but I prefer the lunch the guy in V3 is having !!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jun 2012 12:00PM
Mr Grimsdale! Grin

I wonderful if he stays 'in character' when off-duty Grin

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
18 Jun 2012 12:39PM
V3 is such a typical reaction in any me a good pair of gams and I just have to sneak a peekSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jun 2012 1:02PM
Just as I thought--- living next door to a re enactor who seem to relish walking into a MacDonalds in 18th century clothing, I suspect this one was completely aware of his chances of being photographed, and completely able to ignore you and your cam.

Such fun!

I love it when the Pre-revolutionary War British Foot Soldier (in costume) emerges from his Jetta!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jun 2012 1:11PM
I like the period feel and the contrast of V3. Wonderful set of images!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 1:43PM
Interesting to hear who he is, Moira, but what a fascinating character.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Jun 2012 2:11PM
I find the staff at Beamish so obliging and accommodating,Certainly the best from any museum I have visited. Nice pics Moira.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jun 2012 2:50PM
What a wonderful set, Moira, and how good to see a gentleman that still knows how to dress to perfection Smile Carol
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jun 2012 3:12PM
Now these are thoroughly superb candids, Moira. I love the pose in V1 - deep comtemplation..."Does that lady on my left really think I am unaware?" Wink

V2 - Closing eyes doing positive mental visualisation: "If I eat these two protein bars for lunch, I will soon have arms like that guy behind me."

V3 - Poirot is so distracted by the goings-on that he does not notice that the lace on his left shoe is dangerously long. Could this be the end of Poirot? Tune in next week...

Herge88 11 40 4 England
18 Jun 2012 4:50PM
Yes Moira version three was certainly worth the view, superb.

Best Matt
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jun 2012 4:52PM
A very interesting looking subject! Great candid set, Moira, but just has to be V3 as fave here! Wink
Trev Smile
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 4:59PM
I thought at first it was fancy dress! Well spotted and captured.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
18 Jun 2012 5:17PM
quite a character...
harsh light, yes
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 5:43PM
V3 is an eye opener, so to speak. Great series.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 6:15PM
Fantastic set and what a wonderful gentleman.
18 Jun 2012 6:45PM
A brilliant trio Moira, a great observation of this person. What a fascinating character He is, and yes V3 is brilliant!

John Smile
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 7:59PM
Did you really come upon this character by chance Moira? If so the country solicitor looks like he's fallen on hard times. All three images are fantastic but especially love the pompous placing of hands in V1 and the furtive glance in V3. So well spotted and captured.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:38PM
Had to smile at V3 such a great candid capture have to say I like the set as a whole but B3 steals the show
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:55PM
Purely by chance, Vivien, but this was at Beamish.
Thanks everyone, it's been a busy day. I'm hoping for a wind-down this week.
18 Jun 2012 8:59PM
That can only be at BeamishSmile, near the bandstand i think. I find the People who work there such a great subject.

Cracking set. Nice work

Excellent.. He looks like a 1950's bank manager... Very well observed & captured.. V3 very interesting.. Wink
Suehh 11 39 6 England
18 Jun 2012 9:56PM
What a find! He is in a time warp bless him. Have to say, in all my law years, I have never see a solicitor looking like him. V3 is so amusing! I would love to be able to read his mind, though somethings tells me I canWink Love this set Moira and the story that "might" go with it.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jun 2012 11:10PM
If it hadn't been for 2 and 3 I'd have taken him for an actor in a film.

Fantastic , well spotted, priceless.
I'm still gasping.
tony64 14 204 9 England
18 Jun 2012 11:18PM
Well, undoubtedly an interesting gentleman Moira.
However what worries me more is the couple in V3, snogging after eating a bag of 'Wotsits'? Yuk!Sad
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jun 2012 11:20PM
A wonderful set of images of this eccentric character, he has a look of Mr Bean about him.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Jun 2012 8:28AM
Yes yes! I thought Mr Bean too, Grin I thought a Mr Bean-Poirot hybrid.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 8:56AM
Many thanks to Annette and Ed for their awards, that was a great surprise to wake up to! And thanks to everyone else who has called in here.
Quite a marvellous set of candids of this gentleman who seems caught in a time warp of some sort. He's not judging by V3 averse to the view of a ladies legs above the ankle. There must lie a tale here I'msure, a character from the town who must be known for his attire?

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
19 Jun 2012 11:34PM
The contrast in V3 is brilliant. The reserved gent sitting in the park with the flirty modern dressed couple on the next bench along. Brilliant.
When I saw V1 I immediately thought it was Hercule Poirot. Love the shots Moira.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:07AM
They are all three worth to be seen! he has such a pleased look in V2 - probably already thinking of the sandwich his missus packed for him, and V3.... aye, I think he forgot about his lunch and rather enjoyed the vista. Super captures,
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
21 Jun 2012 7:13AM
Nice to see Hercule come around to my email again before I call it a day at 11:12 pm and head off with a smile. Delightful images. TG

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