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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Roll - On Beethoven

Very few people notice as a double bass takes a stroll down Oxford St.

21 comments:

Gunn White said...

Perhaps they are on their way to Wigmore Hall??
I once heard that an instrument like this, costs as much as an adult ticket by plane (etc...)
Anyway, well spotted!! :-)

Louis la Vache said...

Of course they are paying no attention to the double bass - they are looking at the lovely lass beside it!

Brianna Mae said...

Well, in large cities like London (and my native NYC), a big instrument being lugged down the street in nothing in comparison to other, more horrifyig sights.... that people STILL just pass along by.... We city folk can get so jaded we don't get shocked by anything anymore.

Karine said...

I'll tell you where double basses do get noticed: in the crowded halls of a music faculty where the whole double bass collective of the orchestra is lined up for the elevator to get to the practice rooms in the same hallway you need to take to get to class! Yup, then you notice them...try squeezing past four of those!!!

Leif Hagen said...

Where's the orchestra rehearsal, I'll bring my violin! Maybe that lass could turn pages for me?

Mara said...

Whenever I do rail replacement service, musical instruments are the only thing people are allowed to take on board (instead of the hold) without any problem. Although with a double bass like this, I will draw the line and try to find a good place down below!

And I have to agree: he looks cute!

Gillian said...

wow you could fit a dead body in there!

CambridgeLady said...

There are probably very few sights that would turn a Londoner's head .... love the pink cover!

Luis Gomez said...

Great capture. It is amazing how we don't seem to be surprised by anything anymore.

Eva in London said...

Hi Mo, I love your pictures! What equipment do you use? I'm not sure if you read French, but if you do I'd love you to check out my blog of chronicles of London life through French eyes at http://evainlondon.wordpress.com/

Keep up the good work!
Eva in London

Ivy said...

And in that color case too?

Kaori said...

Both look so small next to the instrument!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Crikey, I'd take up the violin if I had to cart that big ole hing around!

Angie said...

that's really funny, considering i passed by one just this morning on tottenham court road!

and it was a different one no less - not in a wheely bag! the poor guy was struggling along with it in a 'backpack'

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Great cover! It it pink or red? Think that I wanted to play the cello but I never started 'cause I thought it too big when I was a child. Can a child ever start playing this one?

Asta said...

Hi Mo,

OH, WOW! This was funny. It's really big-:)

Best regards
Asta

Jenny Woolf said...

Eek! You could transport a person inside that!- but the guy pushing it along doesn't look sinister enough :)

The Lone Beader said...

Cool!

marley said...

Thats a big violin or he is really little! Lol!

Great shot.

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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Alexander said...

Nice thought. I would thought that with its size and colour, surely there will be some glances. Shame, they have all missed it. :D

I have to amid, the lady next to him in black is pretty too! ;) :P

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