Puzzling Pictures 12: The King Is Gone

At first I thought it was just a fantasy, originating with a drug-addled local couple. Then, I dismissed it as another neighbourhood urban legend. Even when my neighbours said that they were witnesses, I smiled politely and went about my business, shaking my head. Poor old Mackay! Was all his work in vain? (“Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds”, Charles Mackay, 1st ed. 1841.)

But now I have seen for myself! I have seen him! And you can see him too!

Here he is!

What? “Who is he? And where is he?”

Take a closer look. Meanwhile - there is a clue in the title.

You don’t get it? Dearie me. “The king is gone, but he’s not forgotten”… Well, that’s what Neil Young said, anyway.

To be continued...