Friday, 19 October 2012

VINTAGE PICTURES

Where Next?


Where Next?: The gentleman in the picture is employed in a global banking firm that has forced him to go on a thirty-day privilege leave failing which he forfeits it, a company regulation. So he and his wife are pouring over a world map to decide where to go next on their annual vacation. The woman looks as if she has picked out a destination, perhaps the Maldives or Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. In his Where Next art, I’m not sure if English landscape painter Edward Frederick Brewtnall (1846-1902) meant for the couple to visit either of the archipelagos. But just look at that backdrop! Do they really need to go anywhere when the sea is coming right in to meet them?

Source: Wikimedia Commons

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, I would go for a walk on that beach. That's where next.

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    1. Me too, Charles, though I'd be content just sitting there with a good book and occasionally looking at the sea.

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  2. I have a real problem with the British aristocracy. Where next might mean what country should I lay claim to.

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    1. Patti, that's certainly one way of looking at it. At some point or the other the British have laid claim to major parts of the world.

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