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Before the coronation, London
[100 Photographs, pl. 028]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Abandoned musical instruments in Birdcage Walk mark the impending route of the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. The long awaited coronation had been delayed, partly because the Queen wanted summer sunshine for the crowds. However, it turned out to be the coldest June day in the century and rain bucketed down for most of the day.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.