The other day I was in the lobby of the McBride Train Station and noticed this old portrait of Queen Elizabeth that had probably been hanging there for many decades. Upon the death of Elizabeth, someone had taken the trouble to attach a black ribbon across the picture as a memorial to the queen.
I don’t really know what the protocol for the death of a prominent official is when it comes to a photo hanging in a public building, maybe there is no longer a protocol, but seeing the black ribbon seemed to me to be something that one would see a century ago. Anyway, I thought it was interesting that someone had done it.
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