Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Being English

I've been asked to take photos of "England" to send to America. Bit of a tall order, but it made me think, what is England/ Great Britain? What makes us what we are? What is it about this place that makes it typically English? Is it the red phone box? The thatched cottage? The country pub? I guess Americans will have an idealised view of us. Think Miss Marples and the 1950's, double decker buses and the changing of the guard. Is this what we are? I'm not even sure it's what we were. Have we ever been the picture on a chocolate box? It's the toytown pre school vision of the world sans realité. So what do you think? What images would capture the typical English character. Posted by Picasa


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