Ceci n'est pas . . .

By woolybill1
Ceci n'est pas une Banane.
"This is not a banana".

Graffito from Norwich. V2 shows the graffito with adjacent sticker.

Many thanks to Pascal pascalg for his User Award on Grass and Wheel which is much appreciated.

Our French guests return later today; first we have to translate for the joint AGM. I have also about 200 photos from the various festivities and receptions to process so "normal service" might be resumed by this time next week Smile
Apologies in advance for any inconvenience Wink

Tags: Photo journalism Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:13AM
Excellent pair Bill, I'm drawn to version 2.


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DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
28 Oct 2012 8:14AM
Perhaps we should have this as our National Flag as England becomes more like a Banana State everyday. Wink

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
28 Oct 2012 8:14AM
Ah! the famous graffiti artist Rene, I have heard he is very illusive and keeps giving the authorities the slip.
Excellent find Bill and shot.


P.S. V2 has just appeared, brilliant, peace to the banana skin.
28 Oct 2012 8:17AM
A great find Bill and very good quality images. Well done that Man.

John Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:20AM
Interesting graffiti well captured. Love the wall textures so beautifully captured here.
You slipped this one in nicely Bill, thanks for the translation.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Oct 2012 10:04AM
Lovely find and beautifully presented Bill. Over a year ago I found one that said "Ceci nést pas un flamingo". I can't remember whether I uploaded it. Maybe we discovered a secret cult Wink
Herge88 11 40 4 England
28 Oct 2012 10:31AM
A touch of Andy Warhol in the first one, nicely composed Bill.

Best Matt
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 10:38AM
Excellent artwork. Rene certainly started something! Bonne chance et au travail!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Oct 2012 10:48AM
Excellent. Love switching between the two and wondering - what and why? Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
28 Oct 2012 11:59AM
Rene is absolutely correct, it is a banana skin, not a banana...subtle difference.
As for V2, I thought of charades....two words...

As for the AGM...cometh the hour, cometh the man, and that man would appear to be you, Bill.Smile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Oct 2012 12:26PM
signed too GrinGrin
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Oct 2012 12:46PM
I agree with René Smile
nice #2 too...
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Oct 2012 2:05PM
Great work, and viewing V2 really made me chuckle! Grin Brilliant for Silly Sunday Wink
Trev Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Oct 2012 2:18PM
Advanced graffiti and very good

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 2:21PM
Nice one, Bill , very creative of you.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 3:58PM
This banana is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late banana! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-BANANA!
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 5:20PM
A fine piece of work, Bill, and I'm glad to see your translation skills are up to it!

28 Oct 2012 6:28PM
My French is almost non-existent, mais si "ceci n'est pas une banane", qu'est-ce que c'est? (Feels grimaces and expects that much is wrong... but silly Sunday spirit...)

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 9:57PM
Ceci etait une banane. Smile
28 Oct 2012 11:20PM
Real Fun, well spotted
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 7:53AM
Nice two images Bill and well spotted, V2 for me, Peter..
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Oct 2012 11:36PM
Non, en effet, c'est de la bande dessinée .
Viens à Angoulême ... Il Y en a plein les yeux.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
3 Nov 2012 2:36PM
ceci est une photographie!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Nov 2012 4:56PM
Top banana Bill

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