Thank you, Vietnamnet:
Thanks daawgon, they're fabulous and I see they've copied the young ones with the victory sign when they're photographed.
Oh lordy, perhaps I'm getting overly tetchy in my old age, but am I alone in feeling that the captions are patronising and that apart from one or two exceptions the staged nature of the newspaper's photos are demeaning to the subjects?
I really would not take it amiss to be bashed around the head for oversensitivity and would like to read your opinions.
Oh I don't know, getting on myself and I rather liked them. I thought some were staged, others candid. I love the one of the lady who is looking to one side like a demure 16 year old- I suspect the photographer asked to take her photo and told her she was beautiful (which I think she is) and she got all shy.
CB, I work for an older persons charity in the UK and I'm pretty sure our brand team would agree with you!
thought they were fabulous and had absolutely no problem with the captions - in fact i just went back for a second look and i'm scratching my head wondering what you both find objectionable ....can't see it for the life of me.Edited: 08 June 2012, 10:41
Some I liked and some in fact most I find patronising
I loved them, especially the first one, talking on a mobile phone.
Absolutely love the photos and I really don't see anything wrong with the captions - just a little lighthearted fun.
Certanly some are set up and some are not but the majority of them quiet nice
For Americans, it's refreshing to see senior citizens acknowledged in any light. We certainly never see them anywhere in our media or entertainment venues.