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Another illustration of Royal School 101. What’s great about it is that, like yesterday’s photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip doing the royal maneuver, we have a second royal couple demonstrating the technique. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images caption:  BERGEN, NORWAY - MARCH 21: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visit to Bryggen Wharf on March 21, 2012 in Bergen, Norway. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are on a Diamond Jubilee tour of Scandinavia that takes in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.)
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Another illustration of Royal School 101. What’s great about it is that, like yesterday’s photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip doing the royal maneuver, we have a second royal couple demonstrating the technique.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images caption: BERGEN, NORWAY - MARCH 21: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visit to Bryggen Wharf on March 21, 2012 in Bergen, Norway. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are on a Diamond Jubilee tour of Scandinavia that takes in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.)

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In this Jubilee year, something old, little new, all historic, colonially true… 
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(photo credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images caption:  From left: Senior Drum Major Betts of the Scots Guards, Bugler Lee Kidd, Guardsman Adam Deer of the Coldstream Guards, Lance Corporal Michael Strong of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Warrant Officer second Class Terry Gardener, Senior Drum Major of the Royal Air Force, pose in their full ceremonial attire at Wellington Barracks on March 21, 2012 in London, England. The group make up part of the ceremonial military personnel who will play a key role during Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.)
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In this Jubilee year, something old, little new, all historic, colonially true…

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(photo credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images caption: From left: Senior Drum Major Betts of the Scots Guards, Bugler Lee Kidd, Guardsman Adam Deer of the Coldstream Guards, Lance Corporal Michael Strong of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Warrant Officer second Class Terry Gardener, Senior Drum Major of the Royal Air Force, pose in their full ceremonial attire at Wellington Barracks on March 21, 2012 in London, England. The group make up part of the ceremonial military personnel who will play a key role during Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.)

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Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.  
via  The Sacramento Bee
(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption:  Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)
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Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.

via The Sacramento Bee

(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption: Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)

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Some great portraits of Londoners which remind the viewer that, while the top is still white, those coming up aren’t so much.
via The New York Times Magazine
(photo credit:  Mark Neville/The New York Times caption:  Children come to the Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham, shown here, after school or on weekends to learn life skills like cooking. “There’s a real sense of adulthood to what the children are doing there,” Neville said.)
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Some great portraits of Londoners which remind the viewer that, while the top is still white, those coming up aren’t so much.

via The New York Times Magazine

(photo credit: Mark Neville/The New York Times caption: Children come to the Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham, shown here, after school or on weekends to learn life skills like cooking. “There’s a real sense of adulthood to what the children are doing there,” Neville said.)

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 Clearly much-older-than-usual parents display their two-week-old triplets to Camilla Parker Bowles.  Besides (or maybe because of) the parents’ age, what’s the subtext? In vitro triplets born to older parents (with at least one donor, if not two) and at least a two week stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care) at a cost of thousands to the state.

But then again, one of the reactions I had to this photo is “it’s not too late for you, Duchess.” 
via Zimbio
(photo credit:  Bauer Griffin  caption: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the opening of the new Dyson Centre for Neonatal Intensive Care, (NICU) Royal United Hospital, at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust where she meets with the parents of two week old triplets.) 
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Clearly much-older-than-usual parents display their two-week-old triplets to Camilla Parker Bowles. Besides (or maybe because of) the parents’ age, what’s the subtext? In vitro triplets born to older parents (with at least one donor, if not two) and at least a two week stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care) at a cost of thousands to the state.

But then again, one of the reactions I had to this photo is “it’s not too late for you, Duchess.”

via Zimbio

(photo credit: Bauer Griffin caption: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the opening of the new Dyson Centre for Neonatal Intensive Care, (NICU) Royal United Hospital, at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust where she meets with the parents of two week old triplets.)

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Although I find it extraordinarily clever (see caption, and especially the title of the statue), I’m sure many will see this as the once-proud Empire calling it a day. 

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP caption: The newly-unveiled sculpture by artist duo Michael Elmgreen, of Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, of Norway, is seen on the Fourth Plinth in central London’s Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The 4.1m high golden sculpture of a young boy riding a rocking horse is entitled: ‘Powerless Structures, Fig. 101’. The plinth was originally built to house a bronze equestrian statue of William IV that was never installed. The project is commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth.)


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Although I find it extraordinarily clever (see caption, and especially the title of the statue), I’m sure many will see this as the once-proud Empire calling it a day.

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP caption: The newly-unveiled sculpture by artist duo Michael Elmgreen, of Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, of Norway, is seen on the Fourth Plinth in central London’s Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The 4.1m high golden sculpture of a young boy riding a rocking horse is entitled: ‘Powerless Structures, Fig. 101’. The plinth was originally built to house a bronze equestrian statue of William IV that was never installed. The project is commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth.)

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The Queen, seemingly unperturbed to be standing in front of a bunch of bloomers, gets photobombed by a young subject.  Odd that… I can’t imagine something similar in the U.S.

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The Queen, seemingly unperturbed to be standing in front of a bunch of bloomers, gets photobombed by a young subject. Odd that… I can’t imagine something similar in the U.S.

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David Cameron MINI photo-op comparable to recent run of Obama photo-ops with iPhone or Macbook (+ Twitter) or Facebook. Embattled leaders, themselves sold as shiny brands and now badly tarnished, swerve hard to associate themselves with/channel some cred from the hottest cultural/consumer product brands. 

In this world gone “Mad (Men”), it figures.

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(photo:  WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe caption: British Prime Minister David Cameron, beside BMW group management member for production Frank-Peter Arndt, drives the two millionth MINI off the production line, after ten years of production, at the MINI Plant Oxford on August 31, 2011 in Oxford, England. The two millionth model of the car, symbolic of British popular culture, was a MINI Cooper convertible with special white silver metallic paint finish, blue denim roof and bespoke exterior and interior trim.)
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David Cameron MINI photo-op comparable to recent run of Obama photo-ops with iPhone or Macbook (+ Twitter) or Facebook. Embattled leaders, themselves sold as shiny brands and now badly tarnished, swerve hard to associate themselves with/channel some cred from the hottest cultural/consumer product brands.

In this world gone “Mad (Men”), it figures.

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(photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe caption: British Prime Minister David Cameron, beside BMW group management member for production Frank-Peter Arndt, drives the two millionth MINI off the production line, after ten years of production, at the MINI Plant Oxford on August 31, 2011 in Oxford, England. The two millionth model of the car, symbolic of British popular culture, was a MINI Cooper convertible with special white silver metallic paint finish, blue denim roof and bespoke exterior and interior trim.)

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Seems noteworthy somehow that Lachlan Murdoch is captured with Daddy Rupert sporting a tattoo. Not exactly sure what it means, though. Something about the assertiveness of the young guard … but maybe not so different than the old guard?  (There’s that, and also the PR strategy of putting Lachlan in the drivers seat now that brother James, the otherwise heir-apparent, has his head on the chopping block.) Anyway, I really love the smug look(s), as well as the suit-on-the-street walking toward the car through the glass. It helps creates the impression that we’re inside. 

…And, to the extent the empire is cracking wide open, lights suddenly glaring from everywhere, how true.


(photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe caption: Lachlan Murdoch (L) sits next to his father Rupert Murdoch as they leave home on July 15, 2011 in London, England. News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has announced her resignation.)
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Seems noteworthy somehow that Lachlan Murdoch is captured with Daddy Rupert sporting a tattoo. Not exactly sure what it means, though. Something about the assertiveness of the young guard … but maybe not so different than the old guard? (There’s that, and also the PR strategy of putting Lachlan in the drivers seat now that brother James, the otherwise heir-apparent, has his head on the chopping block.) Anyway, I really love the smug look(s), as well as the suit-on-the-street walking toward the car through the glass. It helps creates the impression that we’re inside.

…And, to the extent the empire is cracking wide open, lights suddenly glaring from everywhere, how true.

(photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe caption: Lachlan Murdoch (L) sits next to his father Rupert Murdoch as they leave home on July 15, 2011 in London, England. News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has announced her resignation.)

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In the US, there is some consensus that the war in Afghanistan was justified.  At least when it started.  Iraq may be considered closer to Vietnam. We call this photo “Last to Leave” and find it very interesting that a British magazine takes John Kerry’s words and applies them here.


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In the US, there is some consensus that the war in Afghanistan was justified. At least when it started. Iraq may be considered closer to Vietnam. We call this photo “Last to Leave” and find it very interesting that a British magazine takes John Kerry’s words and applies them here.

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