Royal Choice

Walking along the streets of Vienna, I came across a garment shop. The shop had displayed many mannequins with their latest products on. I would have almost crossed it when I suddenly felt the mannequinsโ€™ faces are familiar. I was stunned to see the cutouts of faces of Royal Family members. All five of them with smiles on their faces, sporting striped T-shirts; I couldnโ€™t believe it was actually their faces. Whatever did the salesman have in his mind!

The extent they go to advertise their products. These shots were taken on second of May 2011, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was just over. Influencing buyers with this display was novel, I thought. I looked at Lady Dianaโ€™s cut out once, and then once more, how beautiful she looked! When she visited India I had sat glued to TV to catch a glimpse of her on screen. Here, I took many shots of the family which I felt would be rare.

I had submitted this first shot to National Geographic and I was pleasantly surprised to see it was selected to National Geographic Daily Dozen June Week 4.

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33 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    That is terrific, Indrani! I'm so glad that your photos are being recognized by National Geographic! You are so deserving! Enjoy your evening!


  2. Leovi says:

    Superb photo, very funny. Congratulations on your selection by National Geographic

  3. Anu says:

    nice capture!!! and congrats!!

  4. Indrani,
    That's interesting! And congrats on the NatGeo selection!

  5. Haddock says:

    Thats great Indrani. There are some really nice pictures there, and you are one of them.
    By the way, Vienna was a nice place and we really enjoyed it there.

  6. Carver says:

    Fun shots. I'm glad you were included in the National Geographic again.

  7. Spiderdama says:

    Hehe, what a cool thing!

  8. Anya says:

    You deserve it Indrani ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations ….

    (The English royal family can sometimes be so old fashioned,
    but maybe it will be more modern with the new bride and groom ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Funny, funny, funny.

  10. The Royal Family Meets Star Trek! Wow. Great stuff.

  11. Bikramjit says:

    Lovely picture.. annd congrats on the selection.

  12. Onkar says:

    Indeed, very keen eye. Congrats for the recognition from the National Geographic.

  13. I initially thought they were those funny faces u find in exhibitions


  14. Krishna says:

    nice marketing technique…

  15. Ash says:

    Interesting find, Indrani. And hearty congrats on the NG selection!

  16. nuvofelt says:

    Great capture, ironically, though, it would have inspired a lot of people to just walk on by……

  17. Hilary says:

    Wow.. that's so odd but interesting. Good for you! Congrats!

  18. Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a brilliant idea to capture the creativity of this salesman!

  19. ladyfi says:

    Oh, that's hilarious – what a great sense of humour!

  20. Shobha says:

    Congrats !
    Always love ur clicks…
    This one is soooo funny.

  21. Gattina says:

    The shop indeed has a very creative window decorator ! That's just so nice ! No wonder that your picture was selected.
    It's also amazing how much William looks like his mother !

  22. Moon says:

    Very interesting capture! Nice to know that it’s been featured on the Nat Geo. Congratulations!

  23. Arun says:

    That’s a great pic!

  24. nice capture. let more laurels come on your way

  25. wow.. congrats Indrani. Really happy to know that the pic was selected in National Geographic ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Great advertising! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And many congrats dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Mridula says:

    I love such unexpected moments!

  28. A rare royal ensemble ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Jyothi D'mello says:

    That was a great capture Indrani. Such a funny marketing gimmick on behalf of the store.

  30. This is such an interesting post and congrats on the NatGeo selection! ๐Ÿ™‚

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