A little observational humour for a Monday morning. Today’s image is another from the V&A Museum that I paid a second visit to this past week with my wife. (click here for the previous Post about/of the main courtyard of the V&A).
This time I took a proper camera and a couple of lenses. We lunched in the café, which is where this image comes from (click to enlarge it).
I spotted this on my first visit but didn’t have a wide enough lens for the subject. This ‘find’ just brings a smile to my face. The sight of this classic statue of a lady (with the faint suggestion of bewilderment in the way her head is turned), clutching a long piece of fabric to cover her embarrassment, but with her posterior features fully exposed, immediately suggested the title for this image – and for the post. Whether anyone else has noticed the potential humour in this or whether, when the statue was positioned, it was with a touch of ‘tongue in cheek’ by the curators – I know not.
But I share it with you – to brighten your Monday morning blues!
The great thing about a wide lens is that you can get close to the ‘object’ without the general public around you realizing that they are also included in the frame. Andy Beel in his excellent blog, posted something that capitalized on this concept yesterday. By which time, this post of mine was already planned. That honestly is a sheer fluke! Click here to view Andy Beel’s post – it’s well worth a look.
I must tell you that the café in today’s image is a modern addition to three inter-linked wonderful original eating areas. I really had to include a hand held single frame image (camera propped against a convenient pillar) of one of these areas just to show you how amazing these areas are.