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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
12 1.7k 2093 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.

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Golden opportunity for this photograph ....
20 Oct 2019 10:18AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile,
Fred.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 10:28AM
Bum shot!
KateGrin
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
20 Oct 2019 11:04AM
The pig walked on? 😁😁😁
20 Oct 2019 11:06AM
Great capture.
Sylvia
20 Oct 2019 11:16AM
Or rather: What the butcher saw, Bob.Smile
Sensation silly Sunday smiley.

JohnSmile
Brilliant SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 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
20 Oct 2019 12:02PM
You just couldn't miss an opportunity like that......superb!!!

Angela😄
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
20 Oct 2019 12:28PM
What a wonderfully amusing shot.
20 Oct 2019 1:30PM
Wonderful ! That is truly seizing the moment.
David
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
20 Oct 2019 2:35PM
A once in a lifetime photographic opportunity!
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.
Carol
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2095 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 4:47PM
A brilliant capture, even from the thumbnail I could see it was a winner.
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 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
Mike
cuffit Plus
12 342 5 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
20 Oct 2019 8:15PM
Nice one!

Arne Smile
20 Oct 2019 9:00PM
Great capture.

Lory
Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2019 9:24PM
Brilliant capture, Bob.
Cheers, Allan
21 Oct 2019 12:14PM
Great opportunity well taken 🙂🙂🙂

Dave
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2019 1:54AM
A first rate capture !! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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