**..'Grim places - 7'....with a 'Cadillac... Brougham d' Elegance'...**

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Rupert Brooke. 1887–1915..-..The Soldier

IF I should die, think only this of me;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

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david g Johnson on January 23, 2014

IF I SHOULD DIE....THINK ONLY THIS OF ME..THAT THERE IS SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD....THAT IS FOREVER.......DETROIT.

G Lokey on January 25, 2014

Where is this, Dave, as you haven't mapped it? If you think this is grim you should visit our neck of the woods!!! Cheers, GL.

david g Johnson on January 25, 2014

Nay lad !...nah' geeyor !....I've heard, and seen its real nice... down around 200 yds. South East of ...''Great Bramlingham wood''....wink wink..nudge nudge...;-)
Aah !....yes Geoff....location top secret...due to over enthusiastic scrap metal dealers.........Cheers from...Dave.

G Lokey on January 27, 2014

Actually you're right, Dave, we're a few miles out of the town on the outskirts of the countryside and we rarely venture into "bandit country"!!! Cheers GL.

CarlStaffanHolmer on February 1, 2014

Dave, I have heard that Detroit is in parts more or less deserted. It's time to put the steering Wheel back on this one, and give it some tender love and care (service). :-)

david g Johnson on February 1, 2014

Howdy....Carl.../...Whilst poking around at this motor....it did appear very complete.. and if the structure isn't rotted....then with a bit of work...and T.L.C - as you put it.... it could well become a valuable classic....That is if anyone could afford to pour petrol into it !....cor ! blimey !....Cheers from Dave....

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David Brown Photogra… on February 10, 2014

Nice poem - I used it in December 2012 for an image that will affect any Englishman. As to this image, I am afraid it's not emotional to this American(ish) fella. This model was before my time!

You still see these on the road from time to time. Bloomin' huge things they are!

Nice set DJ

David in exile

david g Johnson on February 10, 2014

I took a gander at your link to...'Ocracoke' island....thanks David...I am now much wiser as to why the cemetery, and the events near there.....
Yes...the Caddy is indeed a mammoth vee-hickle....Thanks for taking a look see.......Dj.

GasGasL€X on February 18, 2014

Beaut composition here, I like the colour too. well seen!

david g Johnson on February 18, 2014

Thanks...L€X....the car is very complete..and rust free and I wonder about its history.../...Also..it is... 'BIG'...very big....I had a look in the boot...and the 'London symphony orchestra' were holding their practice sessions in there !!...:-)..........Cheers from Dj.

© KennyW on March 11, 2014

Hi David

Truely GRIM yet beautiful. I can hear 8 cylinders burbling away just by looking at the bonnet. (oops sorry HOOD as t'other David would now say!)

Regards

Kenny

david g Johnson on March 13, 2014

Gotcha'....thanks Kenny......Aah yes.. 'hoods'.. and 'trunks' for the boot and of course 'cubic inches' for them thar' monster engines of which I think the 7 litre jobs were around 427ci....massive indeed but of days now gone..../....Keep good.....and Cheers from Dj.

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