Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q is for Queen

When I studied abroad in London, one of the museums I liked best was the The National Portrait Gallery.

This portrait is one of my favorites. It was taken by Phillipe Halsman and depicts the Duke and Dutchess of Windsor. Prince Edward abdicated the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorcee, who was not allowed to be Queen.

As a side note, I love Halsman's jump photos and think that the next time you take someone's picture, you should require them to jump.

8 comments:

  1. It looks like they are levitating by magic! Great picture.

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  2. Awesome photo. I'm loving the hoopla around the upcoming nuptials of William and Kate. And thanks for your comment and visit on my blog yesterday.
    Karen

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  3. Cool photo! The Duke is quite a good jumper!

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  4. Great Photo! A jumping Duke and Duchess!

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  5. I am in love with that photo. I used to take a lot of jumping pictures in public (http://www.allisonwrites.com/2009/08/public-tomfoolery.html) and LOVE the "daily levitations" at http://yowayowacamera.com/

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  6. Cool photo. At first I thought they were levitating.

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  7. What a great photo! I love the juxtaposition of composed and silly. It's great!

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  8. My favorite part of this picture is that they had to take their shoes off to do it, which I'm sure was very scandalous!

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