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Chess and poppies

Sunday 19th June 2022, 12.30pm (day 3,951)

Chess and poppies, 19/6/22

On the move again. A scene on the train to London, where I will be for the whole week to come. The field of poppies outside — somewhere near Doncaster — was so extensive that I had time to see it, get the camera out, set up the shot and still capture it OK, despite moving at around 75 miles per hour at least. I believe black won the game in the end.

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Dust and poppies

Friday 11th June 2021, 10.10am (day 3,578)

Dust and poppies, 11/6/21

A day working at home, and so a day where, photographically, all I really had to go on once more was other people working. But I like the poppies peeking into the corner, they set off the picture nicely. And, it’s now the weekend….

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100 years and 4 days on

Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.10am (day 2,639)

War memorial, 15/11/18

Yesterday’s sunset presaged a bright, sunny day, but I was inside for most of it. A brief foray out this morning did at least offer the opportunity to get my tribute in for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War 1. Four days late, but the poppies are still in formation.

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Poppies on the Wheel of Manchester

Monday 14th November 2011, 7.45am (day 81)

Poppies on the Wheel of Manchester, 14/11/11

The poppy is a symbol of Remembrance for those lost in war. From mid-October onwards, anyone caught on British TV without having one attached to their lapel might as well have strapped a fake beard to their face and gone on screen ranting about the glories of terrorism.

I’m all for Remembrance. It is vital that we recall the cost of war. I just find it…. ironic… that one newspaper which very forcefully led the recent, virulent campaign that demanded the England football team be permitted to break FIFA’s rules on displaying political symbols on shirts was the same newspaper that up until about 1938 was a staunch supporter of Hitler, and is also now very keen that we go off and bomb Iran. For that rag, ‘remembrance’ is just something other people (must) do.

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