Friday, 16 December 2016

Cro as Che.



My very good friend, the artist Simon Fletcher, recently sent me the above photo.

I looked at it, looked at it again, cleaned my glasses, racked my brains, and still couldn't remember a single thing about it.

I asked Simon if he knew where it was taken etc, and he replied that it was at my house in Wales, but I still didn't remember it.

Later I looked again, and I recognised the antique dresser on the left, and the tablecloth that I'd used as a background in an early portrait of Lady Magnon, and my well-loved grey beret, and a small pot by Peter Lau on the table. But even then  I still didn't recognise the room.

When my friend sent me the photo, he entitled it 'Cro as Che'. I think you can see why.

On looking closer at the photo I think it must have been taken at lunch time; I can see a packet of Golden Wonder crisps on the table (below).


Yes, I once was young!



28 comments:

  1. You haven't changed much Cro.

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    1. No, it's amazing. I look exactly the same!

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  2. There's another human being in the photo with you. Did you see?

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  3. Do you think that Che Guevara was a fan of Golden Wonder too? x

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    1. I heard that he ate them for breakfast.

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  4. Young in heart and spirit still Cro.x

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  5. You still look very much the same.
    Greetings Maria x

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  6. Maria is right Cro ..... you haven't changed much ..... it's the beret .... I think I'll get one !!! XXXX

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    1. Berets are good fun; I'm sure one would suit you!

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  7. look at you........film star looks

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  8. That's just how I remember you - Che as a retired antique dealer!

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    1. Retired antique dealer I don't mind, but not sure about the Che bit.

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  9. It looks like you were in deep thought, possibly about food even then.

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    1. Reading recipes for Golden Wonder crisps maybe?

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  10. My, don't you look dashing? Even with the Golden Wonder crisps

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  11. I would love to send you a pic of me when I was young, but don't know how to.

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    1. Establish your own blog Lesley; I'll be follower No 1.

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  12. It's fun to puzzle through old photographs, trying to make use of the time machine that dwells in our memories.

    The photograph that your friend has sent you is a gem.

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    1. I still don't remember the location, although I now remember the funny old radio, my mug, and even my shirt.

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  13. Funny how you can forget places that were once utterly familiar. I feel the information must be stored somewhere. Though how you can forget a whole house that you lived in is quite surprising.

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    1. I remember the house very well. It was a big old place that had once been a pub'. It's just this particular location that I don't remember.

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  14. Ah what it is to be young Cro - you think the world is your oyster.

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    1. I certainly did at that time.... and to a certain extent it was!

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  15. I met Cro at Farnham where he,my wife to be,Ms New, and myself were studying.I had studied photography at Watford with the great Raymond Moore and still feel his influence which is evident in the photo of Cro as Che

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