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Friday, December 05, 2008

Amusements

Shot with Olympus E520
I can never pass this Amusement Arcade without remembering a particular story.

It must have been about 1989, around the time the Berlin Wall came down. A friend of mine with east European connections had a Russian friend staying. This girl had worked in a mine and taught herself English: this was her first trip out of Russia, courtesy of a small legacy from her Father.

I was playing London host, walking around, showing the sights when we came across this place. "Ah-muuse-mentz" she read out loud. "Vot iz zis?" I explained it was a place you went into, put money into machines and then walked out. She thought for a second: "Zat must be very amusing for ze owner".

See where on the London Daily Photo Map

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