Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two towns, one color family

I'm still between London and Princeton time, so here's a bright 'duet' from both places: classic letterbox in London ("VR" = Victoria Regina, it was placed during Queen Victoria's reign), and classic locker from a Princeton high school (Mr. L, resident Brit, exclaimed: "I've never seen American school lockers up close.").

18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Neither had I, but I do know that VRs aren't that common these days...

a.s.m. said...

Curiosidades.
Saludos, Ángel

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous colour combination, several thousand miles apart!

Peter said...

Contrast, nice. Better not show the inside of the school locker.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Love the stylish VR!

Duncan In Kuantan

BaysideLife said...

Great colors and great "duet" choices. Love that letterbox detail.

Tanya Breese said...

love the letterbox and the color of the school locker is cheery...they look nice side by side! the lockers at my kid's schools are useless. they are long, but only about 6 inches in width...i don't know who designed them, they seem best for storing fishing poles lol

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Victoria Regina is fabulous Lulu..apart from the colour you couldn't get two more different door 'furniture' :)

Mersad said...

My favouirte color is red, so I like these shots a lot. Saw your blog on Kayas blogroll, and I'm following now. If you find the time, come check out my photo blog too. Best wishes!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kaya said...

Oh, Wow, Lulu, this is amazing duet! I love this minimalistic striking style. Everything is fabulous in these two images.

The contrast between classic letterbox and classic locker is very interesting!

Lulu, I was so happy to find out that Czeslaw Milosz is your favorite poet. I love him. I have a book of his poems The Collected Poems in my home library. Thank you that you wrote about this poet to me.

Hugs from Kaya.

William Kendall said...

Quite thoroughly red!

Norma Beishir said...

I've seen more school lockers than I ever wanted to...but I've never seen a red one!

Great contrast, Lulu!

Jack said...

Does Mr. L know that most American school lockers smell like mildewed towels and soggy sneakers?

(Just talk to a subject for a while and put them at ease before raising your camera.)

Randy said...

Nice shots!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos and a great combination together. Amazing !

Catherine said...

Love the VR lettering - and chipped mailbox! The high school locker brings back memories... what does Mr. L think of them, are very different from those across the pond?

LONDONLULU said...

Kaya - I love Milosz! The Collected Poems is a real treasure. Catherine - Mr. L thinks they used flip-up desk tops to store things (he can't remember well:)

JM said...

Pretty cool! Not hard to realize which one is London. :-)