The Winchester Geese that is, for those who don’t know “Geese” is a term for prostitutes, and some who worked in Southwark would attend a play, at the original Globe theatre, (hence the Shakespeare quote, it’s from Romeo and Juliet by the way), to ply their trade. The “Winchester” comes from their pimp, the Bishop of Winchester. You can still see the remains of the 12th century Winchester Palace.
I was on a tour of the reconstructed Globe Theatre and listening to a story of these women who would wave white handkerchiefs, aprons, etc., to get the attention of the men attending the play. I took this photo as I imagined them making an entrance in the theatre.
p.s. if you look at the bottom of the curtain you’ll see that the curtain is indeed frayed. 😉
I’ve been on this bridge, the St. Charles Bridge, in Prague many times and it’s popped up in many of my photos taken in this beautiful city, but I’ve not taken any on the bridge that I’ve really liked. It’s very popular and touristy, the bridge is from sunrise to sunset, (and after), chock full with tourists winding their way through the kiosks and musicians, stopping occasionally to buy something and/or get a snapshot of themselves on the bridge, usually with one of the statues of saints (that line both sides), in the background.
I was crossing the bridge and the sun was getting low, perfect for a silhouette.