Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's All This Then?

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What's all this then? is what Graham Chapman used to say in Monty Python episodes when, dressed as a British constable, he would barge into a home or business and demand an explanation of, well, usually nothing much. I could have used his assistance Sunday at the I 64 reopening ceremony when I saw this gentleman. I first ran into him during my long walk from parking my car to the ceremony (BIG turnout). He was riding toward me on a skateboard in the traffic lanes but my camera was not ready. He stood near me during the lengthy political dispersal of hot air, videotaping the whole damn thing, dressed in a frock coat, sporting "look at me" hair, eyeliner and eyebrow makeup. He made me think of the White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland, dressed for a cold day and wielding consumer electronics. What was all that, then?

8 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait un prince russe....pas facile de se servir d'un cam├ęscope ;o)
it looks like a Russian prince .... not easy to use camcorder ;o)

brattcat said...

Love this set, particularly the second one with that tiny curl beside his ear. There is much to consider here but I hope we don't fall down the rabbit hole while we're musing over it.

Luis Gomez said...

These are so great. I love these characters. Wonderful photos Bob.

Virginia said...

Oh I should have had my coffee first. This bird was certainly worth photographing B. BTW, I love me some Monty Python!!!
V

cieldequimper said...

I agree with Olivier. Or maybe he's travelled forward in time from the times of Sissi or Louis II of Bavaria? It would explain how puzzled he looks.

Paula said...

I'm so glad you caught this odd duck - or am I odd? Hmmmmmmmm...

Nathalie said...

A Russian Prince? Great idea Olivier!

Bob, what a rare find! Wouldn't our life as photographers be more exciting if there were more people like him roaming our streets ?

I'm lost as to who he might be though. Wish you'd done an interview at the end of the conference!

Chuck Pefley said...

He does indeed remind one of the Alice in Wonderland rabbit. Quite the snappy dresser. I can see why you were intrigued -:)