Friday, August 12, 2011

Dr. Strangelove

Here we go with the latest installment of stranger I started to compile the photos that would make the cut for this post, I soon realized that I owed it to the man in the bonnet to give him his own feature. I mean I was lucky enough to be there to capture his entire hamming it up session, and he was good enough to provide me with more than one good photo, so fair dues, this one is for him. Taken a few days ago on a visit to Harrison Hotsprings. We were chillin' on the elevated 'viewing platform', OK it's actually the roof of the washrooms where they've added a few benches and a railing, but saying, 'I'm hanging out on the roof of the washrooms looking for strangers to photograph, makes it sound like I should be wearing a trench coat if you know what I'm sayin'!! Having said that, my fashion heart does feel a little saddened for the trench coats of the world, originally made as a garment for the military, and later associated with cool movie idols and as a standard piece of clothing that every businessman had to have in his wardrobe, it's now become a garment that you almost dread seeing a man start to remove in front of you - chances are, he's either going to flash you or try to sell you a 'Rolex' for 15 bucks!! Or perhaps that's just my experience! I digress, anyways, as I was in bonnet walks into my sight line, I'm thrilled and left with no choice but to photograph him. Newsflash here - I've always been a little quirky...shocking revelation I know! But really, how can you not love a man who is not only willing to sport a bonnet and carry a parasol, but who is also willing to amuse his wife with a little show at the same time....God knows what they get up to behind closed doors - just sayin'!! I thank you Dr. Strangelove for giving me a good dose of happy medicine that day. Now you can enjoy him too, by reliving his antics through my photographs, and remember, a little silly is always a good thing.
One thing to first I thought it was cute that he wore his wife's hat to amuse her, it was only later when I got home and looked at the photos that I clued in, ummm, his wife already had a hat on, so perhaps this really is his hat!!


  1. Fabulous Mel-
    Yet again, you leave me with a smile on my face and wanting to read more.
    Your writing is a feast of all things wonderful and the pictures are glorious garnishes.
    Love to you and looking forward to seeing you soon.

  2. Thank you Amy for your lovely and kind words - they are much appreciated!! Enjoy the rest of your trip and we'll see you soon!! xox

  3. How cool the dancing parasol guy; a sunny Gene Kelly. Love it!! Thanks for putting a smile on all our faces here in a not so sunny Belfast. Your blog rocks!!! Xxxx

  4. Thank Roisin for taking the time to have a boo, this man made my heart sing! He put a smile on my face, and I'm glad that I could put one on yours!! xoxo

  5. SAM you have a knack of bringing the biggest smile out of alot of people,with your special talent, LUV IT!! It sure does for me,, :-D

    As always I truelly enjoy your blog, keep er coming xox


  6. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog and comment - it's always appreciated. I'm glad that I could put a smile on your face Carlos. :-D xox