MILES TO NOWHERE: COUPLE DRIVING ZERO MILES PER HOUR IN PORTOBELLO, EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM

“Miles from nowhere. Guess I’ll take my time. Oh yeah, ….to reach there.” The lyrics of Cat Stevens’s song, “Miles to Nowhere”, pretty much sums up the driving experience of the couple in the mock car in this photograph. They are going nowhere fast. If you are a regular visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery, then this cabinet photograph may look familiar to you. There is a portrait in the gallery of a another couple sitting in a mock automobile that is identical to the one in this photograph. That photograph was taken in a studio located in the Isle of Man. To view that photograph, click on the category “Automobile”. The image pictured here was photographed by William Lees of Portobello, Edinburg, in the United Kingdom. The studio address was 28 Bath Street. John Lees, T.Lees, and William E. Lees operated their Portobello photo studio from 1892 until 1952. William Lees kept a stuffed donkey in his studio.

Published in: on February 16, 2012 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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