3/23/12

GOING OUT for lunch


This weeks Sepia Saturday theme is Going Out. That leaves things pretty wide open. Going out to play. Going out for a night on the town. Going out shopping. Going out dancing. Going out to lunch. It's endless.

I give you "out to lunch" in more ways than one.


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I love this shot. There's something a bit scary about it. And I've always thought the woman on the left has a whole Quentin Crisp vibe going on. I wonder if that comparison would ruffle her fur? She looks like a woman of many opinions and probably pretty adamant about them. I'm guessing that when the 1960s came along she was not the least impressed with how young people behaved. But then we didn't go out so much as hang out.

23 comments:

  1. Love this! Wouldn't want to mess with the lady on the left though. I wish we all wore hats on a regular basis!

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  2. Cool pic. I think she just looks totally bored with the whole scene- a bit "above it all" if you will. The fur, the long gloves, the hats! The man in the center with the big grin looks a bit scary to me.

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  3. Wow. They are very dressed up for their lunch! Love it.

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  4. The other 2 look ready to leave.

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  5. A great image. And I know I have said this before on a couple of other blogs, but isn't it interesting how the theme has conjured up so many images from the 1950s and the 1960s.

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  6. I agree that there's something slightly weird about the picture. I'm not sure if it's the lady's deadpan expression or the mad grin of the man! Matching gloves and handbag on the table - there's something you don't often see :-) Jo

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  7. Very funny- she actually has a look of Dame Maggie Smith in her part as the Dowager Duchess in ‘Downton Abbey’.

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  8. The older ladies certainly like their hats. The Crispy look is one determined lady; I don't think she would approve of today's no smoking rules.

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  9. Oh she's definitely snooty. I wouldn't want to run into her in a dark alley!
    Nancy

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  10. The way the woman on the right is looking at the woman on the left makes me think something was said that was quite funny - to everyone else but the woman on the left. ha! She can't be too stodgy as she has a cig between her fingers. Oh, and that fur wrap... I just hate the ones with the head and feet on them... the hat suits her, though.

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  11. So funny! What a glare. The guy is cracking up and the woman beside him looks like she either said it or is trying not to laugh.

    Kathy M.

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  12. This is such a funny picture. Love the expressions on their faces. The woman on the left looks like a force to be reckoned with. I imagine you didn't cross her more than once. It would be fun to know more about this group.

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  13. The woman on the left looks as though she could turn someone to stone at a glance. I'm intrigued by the woman on the right hat. Great find, what a photo.

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  14. Her husband is taking the picture and she's mad at him for some reason. I bet she was otherwise charming...well maybe.

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  15. If only we could hear what they had to say during this lunch!

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  16. That lady does look like she could deliver some fine and withering remarks that hit their mark exactly. Or she could just be one mean drunk. You just never know.

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  17. what a funny photo. Would love to know the story behind it. I am sure that she was some character.

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  18. The man looks like he is preparing to take off and fly away.

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  19. Terrific photo! Saw Quentin Crisp having a very nice lunch once - he looked a lot like the woman on the left of the photo and his hair was a magnificent lilac in colour.

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  20. So glad you've all enjoyed this shot. I actually bought a scrapbook just so I could have this photo.

    And I'd have loved to see Quentin Crisp with the lilac hair. That sounds so imaginative.

    And you're right Alan. Snapshots just sort of easily register in the brain when the theme is given.

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  21. So glad you've all enjoyed this shot. I actually bought a scrapbook just so I could have this photo.

    And I'd have loved to see Quentin Crisp with the lilac hair. That sounds so imaginative.

    And you're right Alan. Snapshots just sort of easily register in the brain when the theme is given.

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  22. This is a riot -- I love it!

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  23. This is a wonderful detail black and white...oh yes the lady on the left is very specific I am sure. They are out on the town and having a time of it, I think.

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