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Waiting For Custom.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all, and many thanks for your kind comments and votes on my 'Two Day's Of Summer' images, very much appreciated.

Today, a set of images showing a slow return of custom to shops and restaurants in Rochester, Kent. The wonky shop, in the lead, is just as it's seen here. There are supports in the basement to try and prevent it falling further into the alley beside it, but they wont prevent any further slide in business.
When to large old wooden door, which opens out into the alley, is open, there is a gap of about one inch at the hinge end between the bottom of the door and the floor, which increases to around eight inches at the handle end. Smile

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.
All the best to all,


P.S. Note the masked mannequin in V1. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Waiting Rochester Takeaway Shop window People and portraits Shop owners

Voters: SauliusR, Edcat55, mike9005 and 55 more

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2 Aug 2020 6:40AM
Lovely set, John.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 7:03AM
A great idea for a set John - well seen and documented. SmileSmileSmileSmile
2 Aug 2020 7:12AM
Great set of picture's very much a sign of the time's, Dave.
Another terrific set

Love the lead

Clearly they're confident it isn't going to fall over any time soon ... not sure i would be

And for 6 you get to take away all that food in a bag

Or for 4 you get a kid (good value!)

Oh and next time you're there John, tell them it's "Fries" (He looks the sort of bloke who would appreciate your constructive comment Grin)

Award winning stuff!

Colin Smile

2 Aug 2020 7:55AM
Ha haaaaa, I will, Colin and I'll let you know the outcome.Wink
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 7:59AM
Good set, John - of course.
Keep smiling Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2403 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 7:59AM
I think I'll go for V9 rather than the tighter crop in the main upload. A very strong double portrait. I hope they make it.
Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 8:04AM
Great set and like Colin I love the lead image. There is something about their faces that says it all in these times...
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 8:09AM
Captures these times so well.Smile
2 Aug 2020 8:13AM
Another fine set John,
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
2 Aug 2020 8:23AM
I remember, way back in the late 60s, buying a red-checked shirt. I thought it was the real deal - after all, I bought it in a boutique. The very first time I wore it, one of my mates compared it to a tea-towel. Needless to say it was never taken out of the wardrobe again...

A fine set or reportage images, John, showing the reality of today for so many small business people, who are hoping they will survive the current situation...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Aug 2020 8:34AM
Great set..v9 is the winner, but the pretty girl in V6 comes a close second 😁
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
2 Aug 2020 8:37AM
They are signs of hard times ahead for everyone.......V4 says it all, with no queue in sight.
GrinGrinGrinGrin what a good idea for this group John .
2 Aug 2020 9:05AM
Yes, it is cropped, Moira but V9 is a different image.Smile
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 9:40AM
An excellent piece of photojournalism John 😊 The lead is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 9:47AM
I do hope businesses like these survive. They deserve to. However I am not optimistic. They have already lost so much summer trade and once the weather turns it will be so much more difficult with limited numbers indoors. An interesting set of images.

James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 10:39AM
Colour for Sunday.... Nice set John SmileSmileSmile
2 Aug 2020 11:09AM
a very dire time for small restaurant and cafe businesses in many countries, especially in the absence of a lifeline from local or central governments... the owners are concerned they are going to lose their entire life savings, that their entire livelihood is going to be gone...
the lead and v.9 tell the story only too well..
2 Aug 2020 11:56AM
A great set of images of the time we live in.
miptog 15 3.6k 65 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 12:03PM
Lead image is a potential prize winner. Try a monochrome version.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 12:23PM
Wonderful candid set !!
Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 3:59PM
An excellent idea well executed. My personal favourite is V9.

I note that they don't know what two metres means in V7.

Oops, internet glitch meant that I uploaded one of the modifications twice. Sorry.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4231 Canada
2 Aug 2020 4:01PM
Fry's and not Fries... chocolate bar a jumbo sausage...
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
2 Aug 2020 4:05PM
You have captured the spirit of the times so well in this set, John: and don't that couple in the lead image look as if they are resigned to a long wait before any custom comes their way.
2 Aug 2020 4:12PM
A great set
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
2 Aug 2020 5:50PM
A wonderful set John, pretty interesting too

Joe Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
3 Aug 2020 4:48PM
A super set
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
3 Aug 2020 6:14PM
i'd be worried that my breakfast would slide off the plate..SmileSmile
At least the meat will always be Lean..Blush
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2020 11:09PM
such a happy lead shot
no takers there then!!

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