posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by Chadwickus
I think this is likely. There's no dates in the article (or ensuing cut and paste and rejiggle articles), just Nick Pope saying that he's discounted
the Red Arrows. I don't believe him.
Google started mapping London during 2008:
In the photo it looks quite warm.
It's 2009 and it is not yet summer, and the weather here has been pretty poor. Therefore the picture was taken earlier than 2009, or took place on a
day that was warm. I don't think shopkeepers would risk putting goods outside if there was any chance of rain. I think it was taken in 2008.
To be specific 24th August 2008 - the day of the Olympic hand-over, in which the red-arrows performed, I've seen other photos which suggest it was a
warm or mild day:
Someone else pointed out in the other thread that if you pan around you can actually see people looking up and taking pictures with their phones. I
feel like an idiot for not seeing them the first time.
The planes are not red because they look like they've used very wide-angle lenses (then corrected the images in software) which cause large amounts
of distortion on the peripheries of the image (check out the tops of the lampposts - they should be straight).