I like this picture – of Birmingham New Street railway station’s main concourse – because there’s a lot to look at. The people going about their business, looking at the departures board, chatting, eating, drinking – even riding a bicycle! It’s like a slightly less busy Where’s Wally (or Waldo, for my American friends) scene, or perhaps something from a Richard Scarry book, but with humans instead of animals (although wouldn’t it be great if Lowly Worm was found in there somewhere?). It’s a busy, busy world indeed.
Olympus 35 RC & Ilford FP4+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 10mins @ 20°.
Taken on 18 May 2022
4 thoughts on “Grand Central”
“Where’s Wally?” What?! I never knew “Waldo” was “Wally” over there. Bizarre!
Yep. He was Wally first and then got a name-change for the American market. He has different names in other countries too – he’s Willy in Norway, and Effy in Israel as a couple of examples.
Very interesting. I never knew.
Yeah, it’s a bit like how I was sure that Monopoly was a British invention and only discovered later in life that it was just a version of the original.