Penny Farthing (with nod to Geoff Plant)

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedMay 23, 2012
TakenNovember 21, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/25 sec at f/5.3
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Focal Length42 mm
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A quiet little byway in ancient Oxford, England. I knew this would be my Financial Focus entry after seeing Geoff Plant's entry about the changing British currency.
Traditionally a Penny Farthing was a bicycle with a giant front wheel and a small wheel behind, thus the name alluding to the coins. In Oxford, this can also be construed as a street name and/or the name of a pub.

21 responses

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (22 May 2012):

    Perfect entry, Donald!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 May 2012):

    A great take on the theme and an excellent entry. I have seen riders on the Penny Farthing bicycles and it never fails to fascinate me how they get on it and how it doesn't turn over at the low speeds that they are riding.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (22 May 2012):

    i absolute agree with Ann

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (22 May 2012):

    GREAT CAPTURE great picture could only be found in ENGLAND. 960 farthings to a pound 240 penny's to a pound

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 May 2012):

    Super entry, Donald. What is the value of a penny farthing in US money?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (23 May 2012):

    The names they have for things are like poetry on your tongue. A creative entry.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (23 May 2012):

    Great shot!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 May 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 May 2012):

    Four farthings to the penny! Fabulous entry, Don!~

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2012):

    Great theme photo!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2012):

    Oh, so fabulous, Don!!! I love everything about this street in Oxford. The brick with it's rustic look and textures, and the name on the sign. It's marvelous!!! How I would love to return to Britain....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 May 2012):

    Great entry for the challenge...Well done!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 May 2012):

    Friggin' Fabulous Financial Focus entry!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (23 May 2012):

    Very clever entry, Don!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (23 May 2012):

    I went to school with a girl named Penny Farthing. I didn't know she was from Oxford.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (23 May 2012):

    Penny Lane????

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (24 May 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 May 2012):

    So charming!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 May 2012):

    Wonderful entry, Don.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Great Entry Don!

  • Griff Johnson

    Griff Johnson gave props (13 Jun 2012):

    Haha! Lovely! Just SOOOOO English!

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