Like thousands of other peeps, I took a photie for Eddie at 500pm last night. It’s not up there yet, but I have been fascinated by what the UK does at 5.00pm I am stunned and made rather envious by the huge numbers of people who are at home, cooking and sipping wine at 5.00.
There are a lot of cats fed at 5.00pm, a fair number of children practicing musical instruments, a huge number of people driving home as I was, and a lot of people doing rather interesting work.
Anyway, here are some that shocked me, startled me or made me laugh. But this is like watching the grand prix highlights, you don’t get a feel for the real thing. I urge you to take a look at the lot. In the meantime, here is a selection:
Interesting work that R4 listeners do:
What? I mean What? It was sent by MMS from a phone so no caption to explain it:
Mmmmmmmm. “Smile for the Camera”
I can’t actually work out what this is:
A stone-mason perhaps?
Or this. I can’t avoid the feeling those trolleys might be moving…
Chairs, do you think?
These photos moved me:
This was probably sent in by MMS from a mobile – hence no comment, but it is a lovely narrative photo, and I think it’s my favourite of the lot:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/galleries/759/37/#gallery759 – fibber! It was pitch dark in Yorkshire, there’s no way it was dusk in Edinburgh.
Mind you, I rather like the fact that they are putting up photos without editing or comment. This is another one which makes me say: huh?
Guilt and envy:
This one gives me kitchen-envy:
This one gives me pencil-envy:
And this one gave me kitchen-guilt (and no, it isn’t mine).
I am slightly worried about a kitchen which is that clean and which includes a medium sized boy:
This one has a comment with the almost ruthlesness of an almost-haiku:
And this shows a concerning grasp of reality too:
… as others see us
The experiment helped some people see their familiar worlds through new eyes:
Nowt so queer as folk:
Yes, well… She’s a priest, I suppose one can’t expect scientific scepticism, can one?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/galleries/759/57/#gallery759
We’re impressed, or we are meant to be. All those adjectives. It’s a stone cottage, doncha know; it was a visit from the minister, natch. He’s a local councillor:
Who has a bath at 5.00pm every night?
Shift workers, I guess.
A parental dilemma, to take the photogaph or chastise the child?
And on the subject of boys and noisy musical instruments:
Photos as photos:
This is one of the few photos which has merit as a photo – but I think I prefer the lack of staginess of the others:
And here is another good photo, qua photo, taken with a mobile phone too
As is this:
And, less obviously, this:
“It’s a long way to Schadenfreude, it’s a long way, to go”
This one isn’t mine, but it so could have been….
and how many Londoners were staring at this at 5:00pm?
Not another dashboard pic:
As I said, take a look at the whole lot – it is a moving and fascinating collection.