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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Where Is He? -- Wordless Wednesday

My Grandfather.
Does anybody recognize this location? I now know it is the Greenwich Line in England.
I have been there, but didn't remember, so thanks to those who commented.

12 comments:

Apple said...

The way he is straddling the line makes me think that he was in two places at once. Not many clues in the photo. It looks like it drops off behind the fence. I hope someone recognizes the location.

Barbara Poole said...

Apple, I agree with the two locations idea. The photo is from a 30-55 yr. old slide that I had printed.

Cynthia Shenette said...

LOVE the photo! I'll hazard a guess. Is he standing in the US and Canada at the same time? Perhaps Niagra Falls?

Heather Rojo said...

The Greenwich line, near the observatory. I think I remember it looked like that, but it was a long time ago. Did he ever go to London? (I have a photo of my husband at the Equator in Ecuador at the Mitad de Mundo statue, but he he was there he probably would have included the statue somewhere in the photo.)

Barbara Poole said...

I did a response to you both, then googled the Greenwich Line, a place I've visited as well. And the photos are exact. Should have done that first, since both my husband and I thought that first. Heather got me to investigate more with the idea. Need to put the place in, before more try to guess. Thanks Heather and everybody.

Carol said...

Had no guess, but love the photo!

Michelle Goodrum said...

I had no idea either but the picture really caught my attention. I love how he is straddling the line like he's in two places at once.

Heather Rojo said...

Everyone poses like this at Greenwich or at the equator. My husband lay down on the line for a photo, too. There is a marker in Vermont for the 45th parallel (halfway between the equator and the north pole) and we've posted there, too, but there is no line! I remember posing with one toe in Portugal when we were driving in Spain. Fun photos to have!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you for the comments. Maybe I am the only one who didn't pose, but I've been there. Glad for all your input.

Greta Koehl said...

I'm glad you posted the photo anyway. He looks like such a charmer!

The Scrappy Genealogist said...

I bet this gentleman had a great sense of humor. Love the jaunty hat!

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Ms. Scrappy and Greta for commenting. Funny thing is, I never thought of him as funny or charming. Maybe this was on his 2nd honeymoon, that could explain the pose.