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beverleyplaya

Posted on 08/05/2014


Photo taken on August  3, 2014


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she's a Lady . . .

she's a Lady . . .


All the cars from the house of Rolls-Royce carry a hood ornament, a gorgeous woman leaning forwards, with her hands outstretched behind and above of her. This elegant and expensive figurine is called the “Spirit of Ecstasy”. She carries with her, a flowing piece of cape from her arms to her back that is symbolic of wings.

The Spirit of Ecstasy is referred to as debonair names such as Emily, Silver Lady or the Flying Lady. This glory of the Rolls-Royce heritage holds a secret passion between the Lord of Beaulieu and his secret love- the model for this emblem- Eleanor Velasco Thornton.
Eleanor belonged to a much lower social and economic status which remained a hindrance to their great love, which is why their love affair remained hidden for over a decade.

The lord, John Walter ultimately ended up succumbing to family pressures and marrying Lady Cecil Victoria Constance, but his secret love affair continued.
Eleanor died in the December of 1915 in a shipwreck while accompanying the lord to India. 4 years later, the Lord immortalized their love by unveiling this pristine figurine as a symbol of their great love.

Source:Wikipedia

Sami Serola, Richard Boucher, Gerald Schmitt, Kurt Sadjina and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


62 comments - The latest ones
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
she's a Lady . . .

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she's a Lady . . .
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
I love this top-quality series of photographs, they're honoring the greatness of the car, but nevertheless, I'd like emphasize the penult, the upholstery in b&w, it's really brilliant.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to El pare
she's a Lady . . .

o0o thanks Manel, I must confess the leather seats were wonderful,
what a story they could tell I am sure o0o
3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Une série qui vaut de l'or !
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Julien Rappaport
she's a Lady . . . o0o bonjour Julien, merci beacoup ~ not silver ? ;-))) oOo
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Iconic images indeed !!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
she's a Lady . . . o0o it was a superb place to photograph this wonderful car Larry ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
(*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*)
You have a new car ????? ;-)
Such a Amazing serie, Bev. Love the old leather very much, so charming!
Have a Lovely evening and a good week.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to (*NIKonGT*)
she's a Lady . . . o0o ah if wishes could come true ;-) if only ;-) pleased you like them Gisela and hope your evening goes well and the week ahead oOo
3 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
YES, très belle voiture, est elle à toi?
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Patrick
she's a Lady . . . o0o bonjour Patrick ;-)))))))))))))))))) but of course ;-)))))))))) o0o
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
A very good photograph. Exellent composition and lighting!!
Have a nice day.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Marcello Ciappi
she's a Lady . . . o0o
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
It would be right fine
If this lady were mine.
Just keep her in gas and oil
For a love that will not spoil

A genuine classic capture beautifully, including the details.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks Dave, and she was a beauty ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Incredible capture.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Don Sutherland
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks Don oOo
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
ADMIRED in DREAMS 4U
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks Dave oOo
3 years ago.
Bruce Oakley
Bruce Oakley
Great looking car and image. Very, very nice perspective.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Bruce Oakley
she's a Lady . . . o0o many thanks ~ yes, she was fantastic ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Aha. Your jaunting second-car, am I right?
Well exposed.Let's have a ride to the Hebrides. ;))
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tacheles
she's a Lady . . . o0o yes indeed Norbet ;-) I am not sure it would be too good
to go to the Hebrides ;-))) perhaps something more suitable would you suggest ? ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Tacheles has replied to beverleyplaya
Intendedly I'd suggested a "cool" spot. Of course we can change the location. How about St Andrews where we might take part of the Highland Games. ;))
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tacheles
she's a Lady . . . o0o ;-) but Norbert do you wear or even have a kilt ? St.Andrews
would be very fitting indeed ... Highland Games ... like tossing the caber ? I will if you will ;-) o0o

www.insightguides.com/inspire-me/blog/highland-games
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Tacheles has replied to beverleyplaya
I will. Thanks for the link. I will start exercising tomorrow (with toothpicks) ;)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tacheles
she's a Lady . . . o0o keep some in your sporran Norbert ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Anonymous Visitor ®
Anonymous Visitor ®
ça plane pour toi...!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Anonymous Visitor ®
she's a Lady . . . o0o my chauffeur will check the tyres ~ he always does ! o0o
3 years ago.
Alain D
Alain D
oh , my car !!!
:-))
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Alain D
she's a Lady . . . o0o I'm waiting ;-))) oOo
3 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
obviously she is ! ;-)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to .t.a.o.n.
she's a Lady . . . o0o but of course ;-) dear Rob ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
très belle série sur ces vieilles voitures, elles sont toujours très intéressantes à admirer
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Nadine
she's a Lady . . . o0o bonjour Nadine, yes indeed and in a beautiful setting of
a very very old hotel with much history ~ more to follow I hope ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Lovely images of the Silver Ghost, Bev, also fascinating background on the Spirit of Ecstasy. All great shots and I won't try to pick a favourite. I think I should encourage you to do more car shots.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks George, and I have done a few in the past when the opportunity arises and this was too great a moment to miss ;-) she was lovely and there were a couple of Aston Martin's also ;-) next to her ;-) but in all fairness, she stole the glances ;-) but I do like Aston's ~ ah a blast from the past ;-) sweet memories ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
she's a Lady . . . o0o many thanks Bram oOo
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Great shooting, Bev...a classy series. That's when cars were cars. I like the info too. I wasn't aware of that. I'm thinking of trading the Sprinter in for one...
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Phill G
she's a Lady . . . o0o let me know if you do ;-)))))) oOo
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
What an interesting history to that world famous ornament.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
she's a Lady . . . o0o I agree Dave and had not known that myself, but had
been looking for some general background info and this turned up ;-) I thought it perhaps
a rather charming bit of information to go with the special car ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Remarkable series!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to William Sutherland
she's a Lady . . . o0o thank you William, a remarkable car to view oOo
3 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
Her social status may have been unacceptable to some, but she remains one the most recognised women in the world.

Great shot, Bev!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to forlornhop
she's a Lady . . . o0o I would agree ... most people turn their heads and smile when they see her ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Very cool, neat photo, I didn't know the story about the 'flying lady"- very intriguing . Thanks
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Andrew Trundlewagon
she's a Lady . . . o0o my thanks, could not resist taking these of her, a lovely
setting and felt the story explained what it seems many did not know ;-) you are most welcome, thanks for taking the time to visit and read oOo
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks Dave, this Silver Lady was certainly unique oOo
3 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Prise de vue originale de cette Rolls !
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Richard Boucher
she's a Lady . . . o0o yes indeed and in a wonderful setting too ;-) thank you oOo
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Added a touch of class to UK 4U group!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
she's a Lady . . . o0o thanks o0o
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
And to Unique group!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
she's a Lady . . . o0o thank you Larry oOo
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Explored 4U too!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
she's a Lady . . . o0o crumbs is it still there ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Excellent car series =)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Sami Serola
she's a Lady . . . o0o many thanks oOo
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
she's a Lady . . .

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thanks for your interest in the Silver Lady, appreciated . . .

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3 years ago.