Picture Of The Year 2018

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Banksy’s Girl with Balloon.

Sotheby’s employees pose with the Banksy artwork Love is in the Bin. Following its sale at auction for £860,000 (just over £1m with add-ons), Banksy’s Girl with Balloon unexpectedly began to pass through a shredder at the bottom of the frame, resulting in this new work of art which is now estimated to be worth twice the selling price because of its world-wide notoriety. You have to hand it to Banksy!

Picture Of The Day #124

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Bear with a sore head.

Idon’t think bears drink alcohol although judging by the look of this bear I may be mistaken. He really looks like he has had a heavy night and needs a quick pick me up. You can just imagine him thinking to himself, “Never again!” It does bring a whole new outlook to the phrase; “A Bear With A Sore Head.” I think I would suggest a quick Maccies breakfast as that is the fastest cure I know for a hangover…

Picture Of The Day #123

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Jewish school children, Mukachevo, Ukraine, circa 1935-38.

Ihave no idea why I chose this picture for Picture Of The Day. I think perhaps that I have a preconceived idea that if you see Jewish children from the late 1930s, then they are usually on their way to a concentration camp and/or probably death. However these kids are smiling and laughing and the child in the centre has an impish kind of look on her face. Not exactly what I would be expecting if I saw the photograph’s [/caption] before I saw the photograph. It just has a certain quality which I cannot put into words. Feel free to try yourselves…

Picture Of The Day #122

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Ihave no idea why I have chosen this as a Picture Of The Day. Maybe it is the sad, old face of the donkey or maybe it is that donkeys are not supposed to be alone on a beach – there should be a whole drove of donkeys. The photograph is by Stephen Denning who took it on the sands in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. It is simply called, “One lone donkey waits on the sand.” There is, however, something about the picture which makes you want to know more about the donkey. Why is he alone? What is he waiting for? They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in this case the picture asks a thousand questions – none of which I have an answer for…

Picture Of The Day #121

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The Tribute in Light Memorial.

The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed six blocks south of the World Trade Centre on top of the Battery Parking Garage in New York City to create two vertical columns of light to represent the Twin Towers in remembrance of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Tribute in Light began initially as a temporary commemoration of the attacks in early 2002 but became an annual commemoration, currently produced on September 11th by the Municipal Art Society of New York.

Picture Of The Day #120

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AVRO Lancaster Bomber pictured at the Southport Air Show 2018. Picture © Pat Regan.

Last weekend saw this year’s Southport Airshow with a packed schedule of displays across the three days. This year’s show saw a display featuring the Red Arrows on Friday night and across the weekend there was an exciting show featuring the RAF Typhoon Fighter, the world’s only flying Bristol Blenheim and probably the two most iconic planes to ever be flown by the RAF – a pair of Spitfires and an AVRO Lancaster Bomber (pictured above).

Picture Of The Day #119

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157 year old Giant Tortoise.

We have no idea who these two are except for the fact that the giant tortoise seems to have a nice smile going on… oh yea, and the fact that he is 157 years old! Can’t be bad if you are still smiling at that advanced age. Here at Jammy Toast we know plenty of people a great younger than that who spend their days frowning and being miserable. I wonder if he could speak what would his secret of living to an advanced age be. Probably a glass of wine or whiskey a every day – old people always say that when they are asked.