What Were They Talking About?

These statues of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt in Old Bond Street are magnificent. There’s a casualness and a restfulness about them both. One can’t help but wonder what they were talking about. The story goes that Clementine and Eleanor were shopping in Asprey Jewellers, an exclusive shop diagonally behind them. So both men were sitting and chatting waiting for their wives to finish their Churchill and Rooseveldtshopping.




About Don

My name is Don Scrooby and I live in the United Kingdom. I have a deep love for nature and open spaces and one of my great loves in life is sketching, particularly in pen and water colour and occasionally in pencil. I’m quite new at the art and I sketch mainly from photographs I’ve taken, but also enjoy outdoor sketching. My sketchbooks, although no great shakes, are important to me and I decided to create my blog in order to share some of their contents with those who may be interested.
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24 Responses to What Were They Talking About?

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for sharing that Don. I have a picture in my office of similar statues taken in the Richard Nixon Presidential Museum in California. Churchill is in the room, but with Truman, not Roosevelt. Very lifelike.


  2. Hariod Brawn says:

    “Don’t worry Franklin, Asprey’s don’t take Amex”.


  3. Oh, they were saying….how lucky were they to find a bench so they didn’t have to go into the store too! Lol.


  4. nrhatch says:

    Convivial companions conversing!


  5. Val Boyko says:

    Definitely talking about cuban cigars!


  6. Maybe, “A happy wife, is a happy life.” They look like they may know this! πŸ™‚


  7. Mary says:

    Kind sir, what could you possibly have been thinking? Ready to go? Now where are those lovely ladies of ours ~


  8. calvin says:

    Taking turns, reciting lines from ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.


  9. ladyfi says:

    Amazing how sculptures can seem so life-like!


  10. davecenker says:

    There is such a casual intangible about their body positions and facial expressions that invite you right into their conversation. I imagine it would be quite interesting to be seated in that space between them, regardless of what they chose to talk about πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, Don, thought-provoking as always!


  11. I love this picture, Don – FDR was my favorite President, although I wasn’t born during his presidency. My grandparents adored him so, and I adored them so – probably why I also adored FDR. πŸ™‚ My maternal grandmother sent two sons to the Navy, and my paternal grandparents sent two sons to the Army Air Corps in WWII. My dad and his brother were stationed in England with the 8th Air Force during the War.Of course, they all adored Churchill, too. Must have been interesting to live during a war the countries supported.


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