Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines in London

Valentines Day in London

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Or, as we like to say in South Africa, Happy Wellington’s Day*

I caught these two models in a City of London alley last Saturday morning.  It was freezing as it was the day before the snow finally came and I felt really sorry for them!


* Thank you, Raj 1 and Raj 2 and the South African Corsa Lite adverts.  I wish I could find the original Valentine’s Day adverts where they coined the term ‘Wellington’s Day’.  They were hilarious.  “Corsa Lite, the light side of life!”



  1. Sweet capture! Happy Valentine's Day, Emm! :)

  2. Oh, wow, it looks anything but romantic! great shot, Emm! I am often sorry for models, because they have to stand still for so long and often in such inappropriate clothes for the weather.

    Must say I have never heard of Wellington day. Presumably nothing to do with boots or Paddington Bear? :)

  3. @ Ivanhoe: Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

    @ Jenny: Heh, it is a South Africa thing. It was an advert featuring two South African Indian men called Raj 1 and Raj 2 who gloriously mispronounced Valentine's Day as Wellington's Day which is not improbable if you've ever heard their accents.

    My South Africa friend Vanessa also celebrated Wellington's Day: 45 of 366

  4. how cute !! it makes a great photograph! happy day to you too !

  5. Ah young love...

    Happy Welly Day

  6. happy wellington's day, my friend!

    that photo is unique btw.


  7. What an amazing capture - so beautiful! Well-done, Emm!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Happy Wellington's Day, Emm! What a lovely photo.

  9. Nice picture. I love the red balloons.

  10. So why is it called Wellington's Day?

  11. @ This is Belgium: thank you! thought it was a cute scene too!

    @ Ryan: thank you, and to you too!

    @ Betty: I agree, I like that scene!

    @ Ash: Thanks Ash! I like the way it came out.

    @ Giselle: Thank you - and to you.

    @ Flutietootie: Thanks - the red balloons are what caught my eye!

    @ Ashley: it was from a South Africa accent and was a play on the South African Indian accent.

  12. This really is a great photo; I like how they are off center and the way the red heart balloons draw the eye. Well done!

  13. Happy belated Wellington's day! ;)
    Hope you had a good one, Em!

  14. AWwww...positively so sweet!
    Happy V-day Emm..

  15. Looks like you caught them during a private moment. Hope you had a Happy Valentine's/Wellington's Day!

  16. Wellington's Day - I like it, though I can imagine it becoming wellingtons day, a time for everyone to don their boots!!

    I liked your post on St Edmundsbury Cathedral:-)

  17. hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  18. Nice picture. A belated happy Wellington's day...

  19. @ Li: Thank you! I like the way it came out too.

    @ London Caller: Thank you very much!

    @ Victoria: It was very sweet, without being overly so!

    @ AVCr8teur: It does look like that but they were models - I managed to not capture the photographer.

    @ Jabblog: Hee hee. It is far too hot in South Africa at this time of year to wear wellies!

    @ Aviary Images: It was lovely, thanks.

    @ Mo: Hee, thanks!

    @ William: Thank you!

  20. wow, love is in the air. hope you had a great Valentine's day.


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