Friday, 4 May 2012

When I'm cleaning win-ders

Could it be, is it possible, that any of you are old-fashioned enough to remember George Formby?

This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

26 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Julie these are wonderful scary shots!

Steffe said...

I sure remember the song.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do remember it too Julie, now this is a job you could never pay me enough money to do!! The movie was not what I expected, very intense..but after a bit of a disjointed beginning it definitely developed into a story with a deep message. I think you might enjoy it Julie.

Julie said...

Goodo, thanks Grace. I can fit a film into my schedule this weekend.

Breathtaking said...

My stomach turns over just looking at these fantastic shots!!

I do remember George Formby I think
he sang whilst playing a ukulele.

Julie said...

Indeed, he did. Sing, with ukulele. And broad grin.

Julie said...

Indeed, he did. Sing, with ukulele. And broad grin.

Kay L. Davies said...

I don't think I need to be old-fashioned, I just need to be old, and I do remember George Formby.
Smiles,
K

HansHB said...

This is a great post, lovely lines and perfect in B&W!

Deb said...

This is rather extreme window cleaning isn't it? No blinkin' ladders for these guys. Nice shot.

Lachezar said...

Fantastic!
Great photographs Julie!

FigMince said...

Yep, George Formby, and later there was another song 'Cleaning Windows' by Van Morrison: 'I'm a working man in my prime, cleaning windows.'

Julie said...

Bloody hell ... George Formby and Van Morrison in the same sentence. Bet that's a first for prime-time blogging!

Peter said...

Cue frantic banjo strumming!
All day on a rope, not great for the back. They should be in BMUs, (Building Maintenance Units) those work platform suspended off gantry cranes attached to the roof of each high rise.

ZacMontoya said...

I clean windows too. I think this building would be a pane in the glass to clean on account of all those glass "fins".

I had to look up the song, but now that I've heard it, I'll be singing it all the time!

Julie said...

*guffaw*, Zac. I shall keep that line in mind!

Jim said...

Marvellous capture. Unique windows on this facade.

Julie said...

Jim, it is on York, second from the corner with Barrack, on the left travelling north. Do you know it?

Ann said...

'fraid so. That's a lot of winders to clean.

Ann said...

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Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful b / w pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Joe said...

Rather them than me.

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes - I heard the banjo as I started reading your heading!

Excellent photos of people doing a job I wouldn't touch with a bargepole!

Monica said...

Wow! This is so cool! Very well captured! Love the lines!I'm glad that this is not the way I have to earn my money:)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yep I know that song. When I lived in high-rise units they sent notes telling us when the window cleaners were coming so we could 'be prepared'.

I can't begin to imagine doing a job like this.

Rebecca Foster said...

Great captures! I love the windows' design. But I think it will take you to have window cleaning.