Hans Richard took a train from Kiel to Bad Bentheim, on the Dutch border, on 21 August, 1954. At the time he was renting a room in Kiel at Nietzscherestr., fairly close to the main Kiel train station and waterfront. En route he changed trains at the Hamburg Haupbahnhof. He used the three hour wait to catch a […]
Tag / London School of English
London Town 54
London Town 54 is now on You Tube too. With 16 videos London Town 54 is on You Tube. Key in Pete Grafton, or, London Photos 1954 to access the You Tube presentation. Click for Intro and Womens Fashions http://youtu.be/COP5Gg0Rpnk This online publication is free, and quotes and segments are available to local newspaper […]
2. A trip to Hampton Court Palace and looking for lodgings.
Hans Richard has started his photospread of Hampton Court as “1. Tag” – First Day. The photo of his temporary digs in Atney Road, Putney in Chapter 1 shows a rain sodden pavement. He either took the photo on the Monday (the following day), or the weather has cleared up by the afternoon of the […]
8. Havover Square, London School of English, The City, St.Paul’s & The Roman Temple
“Havover Square, Lunch Time.” The sign on the right in fact says “Please Keep Off the Grass”. Coming from an ordered German society where keeping to the rules is very important (for emotional as well as practical reasons), Hans Richard would note the relaxed approach of the British to “Orders” and prohibitions. _____________ The […]
12. The Thames, from Richmond to Tower Pier and a Trip on the Royal Sovereign.
The Glencoe, registered at Rochester. A Thames sailing barge. (Also below.) For once, Hans Richard’s identification is wrong: the building was Shell Mex House when he photographed it in 1954. It was built on the site of the Hotel Cecil in 1930-1931. Perhaps Hans Richard was using a 1920s Guide to […]