Some observant visitors to this blog will remember seeing this picture before. I snapped it while walking past a pub between Smithfield Markets and The Barbican - down in London.
Well I am publishing it once more because a few days ago it was selected as the "picture of the week" on the "geograph" photo website. That particular week, 6123 pictures were submitted to "geograph" so you will understand why I am as pleased as punch that my photo was the winner.
I e-mailed "The Old Red Cow" pub, hoping they would be able to let the silver-haired gentleman in the photograph know that his image has gained a small degree of fame amongst "geograph" subscribers and visitors. However, so far I have had no reply.
Things I like about this image are - the way the man is holding that full pint of Guinness, the fact that his chosen newspaper is "FT Money", his slightly dishevelled hairstyle and his skew-whiff spectacles. Reflected in the glass are the names of some of the stations that will be linked by London's new "crossrail" project.. I also wonder - what was he looking askance at? It's slightly intriguing.