Picture of the Day: “Camouflage”, Loughborough, Leicestershire [2011]

Believe it or not, there is a man standing in this picture. It may look like a harmless artistic photograph of a grassy bank with a metal pipe sticking out of it but if you look….really closely…you’ll see….there is a man dressed as a World War II German soldier. Can you see him now? 

This was taken in 2011 when Zoe and I visited the Great Central Railway’s World War 2 Weekend which, until this year, has happened annually. Volunteers, reenactors and enthusiasts recreate the Second World War at the stations along the heritage line there. Each station dressed as different stages – Evacuation Britain, Allied Camp at Normandy, Battle ground and Occupied France. Its such an educational, enjoyable and fun visual experience and comes wholly recommended.

Great Central Railway 

What I wrote about the day back then

Picture of the Day: Canal Boat, Foxton Locks, UK [2017]

Canal boat, Foxton Locks, Leicestershire, 2017

Before lock down there was a nice American themed grill house restaurant at Foxton Locks called Texas Steakhouse. Seemed totally out of the way being in the middle of nowhere in particular but it looked popular. Well it appears that it is now closed and is called Hoggets which styles itself on serving wanky posh nosh like a teaspoon of baked beans on a ryebread cracker garnished with a nettle – for £20.

Nice walks along the canal there though.