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!”


Ivanhoe 14 February 2012 at 13:23  

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

Jenny Woolf 14 February 2012 at 14:55  

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? :)

Emm 14 February 2012 at 14:58  

@ 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

This is Belgium 14 February 2012 at 16:38  

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

Ryan 14 February 2012 at 17:21  

Ah young love...

Happy Welly Day

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry 14 February 2012 at 19:11  

happy wellington's day, my friend!

that photo is unique btw.


Ash 14 February 2012 at 20:04  

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

Giselle 14 February 2012 at 20:30  

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

flutietootie 14 February 2012 at 22:30  

Nice picture. I love the red balloons.

Ashley 14 February 2012 at 23:13  

So why is it called Wellington's Day?

Emm 14 February 2012 at 23:21  

@ 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.

Li 14 February 2012 at 23:23  

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!

London Caller 15 February 2012 at 10:02  

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

Victoria 15 February 2012 at 13:07  

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

AVCr8teur 15 February 2012 at 21:43  

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

jabblog 16 February 2012 at 11:55  

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:-)

aviary images 16 February 2012 at 15:08  

hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

William K Wallace 16 February 2012 at 19:53  

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

Emm 17 February 2012 at 11:44  

@ 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!

Life Ramblings 19 February 2012 at 03:14  

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

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