I have long been captivated by British politics, and found the transition of power yesterday to be fascinating.
Although I am not a big fan of Gordon Brown, I could not help but be moved at the conclusion of his statement as he and his wife retrieved their kids from the Prime Minister's residence to walk out the the awaiting cars to take them away. There is a mood of melancholy and sadness.
Juxtaposed to this image was the arrival of David Cameron at 10 Downing Street hours later. He also makes a statement and, upon its conclusion, turns and enters the residence with his wife. They are visibly happy, almost jubilant. After they enter, the door closes leaving the leaving a lingering shot of the #10 on the door. Brilliant!!
Check it out below! (The videos are oversized and I couldn't figure out how to shrink them. Sorry!)
Gordon Brown's Resignation Statement:
David Cameron's Statement upon becoming Prime Minister: