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    I think people should start wearing suits all the time again.




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    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
    'old hooligan...

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    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
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    quote:Originally posted by ukTony

    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
    Funeral or wedding?






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    quote:Originally posted by ukTony

    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
    Funeral or wedding?






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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    quote:Originally posted by ukTony

    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
    Funeral or wedding?

    Is there a difference?

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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    quote:Originally posted by ukTony

    ive only ever worn 1 suit in my lifetime, and i borrowed it.
    Funeral or wedding?

    Is there a difference?

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    my own wedding, 1987..
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    my own wedding, 1987..
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    quote:I loved how all the men stopped at looked at the camera as if they were mad at it.
    At the time, movie cameras were hand cranked, and large. There is also a driver in the front, right where the camera seems to be shooting from, and there would be no room for a movie camera there. There must have been a platform on the front of that one, with a camera on a tripod, guy behind it cranking away - quite a spectacle, as motion pictures were still quite new back then. The quality of the movies at the time depended on the quality of the cameraman, and how consistent he kept his crank speed. If he sped up or slowed down, it would affect how the film played back, which could explain why some people seem to slow down in front of the streetcar (although I did notice one little kid deliberately linger in front).

    Further, that is technically not a streetcar, but a cable car - completely unpowered, which is why they ring a bell instead of a horn. IIRC, they stop running after dark, because they have no lights, but I could be mistaken about that. The center "rail" in the track is a gap, beneath which is a cable running on pulleys. There is a powerhouse in the city (it's still there, operating) which powers all the cables, and the cable car has a mechanism which extends into the gap & grabs the appropriate cable, and thats how they move. At the end of the line, there are turntables, so they can turn them around & go back in the opposite direction. When not overrun by tourists, they are still a good way to get around the city - or were in the 70s, when I was there. Interesting that they also had electric streetcars running there, even way back then.
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