OK as you may or may not know, I’m finding four people who have somehow crept into my photos (and memories) over the years, and telling the tale along the way. With the help of you, your friends, and everyone else on earth, we stand zero chance of finding them all, even if they are still out there. But hey, we’re going to give it a crack!
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Posing stranger number 2 – London, UK, Summer 1992
I was in and around London for three out of the four years between 1988 and 1992. I did enjoy taking the bus into Central London, wandering in and out of the laneways, and stopping for a pint whenever the temperature hit 10 degrees Celsius. Which wasn’t as often as I would have liked.
Anyway, in that time I must have visited the statue of Eros on about five occasions, and on each it was either covered in scaffolding, or, as it was in the summer of 1992, boarded up to deter vandals, tourists, and pigeons.
I begrudgingly took a photo each time, and was slightly miffed to see this fellow spoil my miserable moment with a faint smile. Perhaps it was also his fifth pilgrimage to pay homage to the good work of Lord Shaftsbury. Or maybe he was just some smart-arse who happened to be standing there.
Let’s find this guy too!
What do we know about him:
- Was definitely at the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, London in 1992. Judging by the fact that there’s some sun, and people are in T-shirts, it’s safe to assume the photo was taken in summer (which in Britain normally takes place on a day somewhere between May and September)
- Probably a tourist – smiling, looks relaxed in the middle of the day, and isn’t wearing a typical Londoner’s suit and frown.
- Continental European? There’s a hint of hair colour there, something Euro’s do particularly often (and badly)
- Guns ‘N’ Roses T-shirt means that he could be a headbanger, or at least “metal curious” 20 years ago, though the conservative hair cut suggests he’s was respectably employed so couldn’t let it rip too far.
Let’s get on it!