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On one of my roadtrips, this time of the Peak Districts, in central & northern England, I was taken to the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire (famous for the Bakewell Tart). It was there that I saw this young chap trying to make some pennies.

In England street busking is illigal, & just like in the movies this young musican was trying to avoid the local patrolling police (who happened to be out in great numbers this day). Nevertheless despite the threat of the local bobbies he was immersed in his music and oblivious to everything around him.

I completely understand the feeling of tuning out when your passion lies in something (reading & photography are mine). Unfortunately the police came around the corner forcing him back to reality as he had to bolt quick smart (I’m not kidding).

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bakewell, derbyshire, busking, musican, street, peak district, village, country life, rural england


  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    Great shot. The image is timeless too isnt it. Caz

  • Yes it is. It was a true timeless moment and story too.

    – dansLesprit

  • princesspicture
    princesspictureover 3 years ago

    love it.

  • Thanks. I am going back to England soon for a holiday and I really want to re-visit some of the places I went. Bakewell was a true English town, so friendly and safe. Not like the cities.

    – dansLesprit

  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Albert

    – dansLesprit

  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Your work has been featured in England In Black & White 30/07/2011

  • Cheers :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image. The b&w tones and composition is really beautiful. Congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much.

    – dansLesprit

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! you are our JOINT WINNER in England in Black and White Challenge

  • :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Kev Moore
    Kev Mooreover 2 years ago

    I’m from just down the road in Matlock originally- it’s a lovely part of the world. Great image!

  • Thank you, I never returned to Bakewell but I did explore more of the surrounding area. Beautiful!

    – dansLesprit

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