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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November Theme Day - Fences



The theme for this months in the worldwide City Daily Photo is Fences. Time was, when you would find fences in all the markets in London, selling stolen goods. Then, it became more confined to the "Market Ouvert" in Bermondsey Market - a strange anomaly where anything sold between sunrise and sunset could not be questioned as stolen. You can imagine how that might have been exploited, but that ancient loophole was closed in 1995. I should point out that this market trader is NOT a fence, and this stall is in Greenwich Market full of desirable stuff.

If you want to see how others have interpreted the theme, Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. You may find a few more of the border marking-type fences.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 6

Comments on "November Theme Day - Fences"

 

Blogger slim said ... (04:13) : 

I like the monochrome use here and interesting interpretation and history. Thanks.

 

Blogger Tash said ... (07:30) : 

So clever...I didn't know that meaning.
Love the image.

 

Blogger Ineke said ... (10:49) : 

Great one Ham!

 

Blogger Halcyon said ... (12:29) : 

An interesting twist on today's theme. I hope this lady is not outside the law. She looks pretty respectable.

 

Anonymous Mo said ... (22:02) : 

Brilliant interpretation. Wanted to go outide the square myself but left it too late. Still yours is the best.

 

Anonymous AnKa said ... (12:39) : 

Thanks for this interpretation and piece of historical information. I did't know about that before.

 

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