Photographer's Note

When I took this photo 2 years ago, little did I know that the banks all over the world would lead us into this severe economic crisis everybody is suffering from.
I just thought the building had a nice architecture, dating back to 1898 (you will be able to read it in the additional photo)
This is the Lloyds-TSB bank situated in Gloucester High Street.
--Lloyds bank started back in 1765 in Birmingham.
--TSB: In 1810, the Reverend Henry Duncan of Ruthwell set up a bank to help his poorest parishioners save for times of hardship. It was such a popular scheme that by 1818, there were 465 savings banks in Britain.
The TSBA (Trustee Savings Bank Association) was established in 1887.
--It was in 1995 that Lloyds and TSB merged.
Well, Reverend Duncan set up the bank to help his poorest parishioners. Lately, too many banks forgot that kind of aim and only seemed to be interested in their own profits!
Let's hope that if we manage to come out of the crisis, the priorities will have changed somehow!
I took the photo in the evening sun in early May. The colours might seem a little artificial to some of you, and yet, that's how they came out, and I just added very little saturation.

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Viewed: 1919
Points: 48
Additional Photos by MarieLouise Davies (maloutim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2267 W: 353 N: 4068] (13617)
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