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photoblog image Lynmouth Odds And Ends 5/5

Lynmouth Odds And Ends 5/5

I found a few little odds and ends to photograph during my visit to Lynmouth two years ago. My word this chap has quite a prominent nose and chin, but for the life of me I can’t remember what sort of shop he was outside.

Lynmouth Odds And Ends 5/5

I found a few little odds and ends to photograph during my visit to Lynmouth two years ago. My word this chap has quite a prominent nose and chin, but for the life of me I can’t remember what sort of shop he was outside.

comments (20)

It is a great portrait Brian... these sculptures in full body were outside of the tobacco shops in the USA for years....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Mary has come up with the same suggestion Peter, thanks for your comment.
Ohh... I like this.
Brian Walbey: I'm pleased to hear that Jacquelyn.
is this wood?
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Chantal, a good carving isn't it.
A fine looking fellow Brian
Brian Walbey: He must be Bill, largish noses like that tend to run in the Walbey family, and I've got one, just like my Dads.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2012, 07:10
Well he's certainly striking Brian: I guess it must have been outside some sort of bric a brac or garden ornament sort of place
Brian Walbey: I can't remember the shop at all Chris but Peter and Mary suggest it might be a tobacconists.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Dec 2012, 08:20
He looks like he means business, great shot and love the look on his face.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it's a very good carving isn't it.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 30 Dec 2012, 09:32
This probably would not have been such a strong shot if it were not in profile. Nice shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Helen, I took it sideways to get that very striking nose.
I seem to think there was a tradition of Indians outside tobacco stores for some reason or other.
Brian Walbey: Yes Peter has suggested the same Mary, perhaps it was a Canadian thing.
  • Richard Trim
  • Seasonal Suffolk sojourn ... sodden
  • 30 Dec 2012, 11:07
Perhaps it was a teepee emporium
Brian Walbey: AS good a guess as any Richard.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Dec 2012, 11:36
was he for sale?
Brian Walbey: No I don't think so Paul, just decorating the pavement outside the shop.
He deserves an appearance on SC Brian. Very striking
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, it's the nose that does it smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2012, 16:18
Haha- a striking, clear- cut face - Winnetou looks a bit frightening although being made of wood.
Brian Walbey: Very good carving isn't it Philine, thanks for your comment.
It's a great shot! It's unfortunate that Native Americans were often depicted with exaggerated features such as this- different tribes of course have very different physical attibutes, but they are all extremely handsome. Peter and Mary are correct- these carvings were often outside of American "Smoke Shops" thru the 50's & 60's.
Brian Walbey: Yes I have seen such depictions before. I have put a note on Tuesday's posting, it is outside a shop selling all sorts of hand-crafted goods.
This is quite a nice carving Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is very well done isn't it.
A most striking character.
Brian Walbey: He is indeed, a bit larger than life I suspect.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Dec 2012, 21:09
Doesn't look like a local, does he? He's not outside of an Indian takeaway, is he?
Brian Walbey: Definitely not a local Alan. He is outside a shop selling all sorts of hand-crafted goods.
Yr odds and ends are fun Brian; for me, odds and ends are points of departure for further visual feasts. Let's keep it up fr the next year!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, I will definitely do my best.
Just nosing around can result in some great pictures, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Great pun there Graeme smile
Fine bit of commercial art work. And a fine pic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jan 2013, 05:10
I like this, Brian, even though I have seen a hundred nearly identical carvings.
Brian Walbey: I am sure, being as travelled as you are,you will have seen these before Ray.

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