It's been a while since I had a Canterbury scene 'fix'..loads of great stuff to delve into.
Think I might kick off sometime at the weekend with Hatfield and the North's 'The Rotters' Club'..bit of a classic……..great musicians.
….Just noticed I kept the 'hat theme' going as well.😃
...purely unintentional (what are the odds🤣)
Long Eaton market place 1909
Back to Long Eaton..don't know why really, not familiar, but love this old photo.
Bags of atmosphere, enhanced with the snow-dusted rooftops and pavements..I would love to jump right in and have a good old explore.
And of course, for many men pictured in photographs like this, from this time, the Great War lay just ahead.
I find many tracks by Bill Nelson are perfect companions to accompany the viewing process of old archive photos such as this...The fun part, at least for me, is trying to find what I think is/are the right track/s for certain favourite images (not all photos, obviously)...Re. this image for example, I'm finding playing 'Tick Tock Ticking' while viewing, really works...especially when Bill's guitar solo kicks in at 1.44 (and thereafter), this picture really 'comes alive' for me..I become immersed in the overall sound & vision and the photograph almost takes on an animated state, as I try to image what these people did next, wonder what they were doing, where they were going, what their business was, what lay ahead for them etc, etc, create my own narrative stimulated and enhanced by the music.
'The Winter Mermaid' really works as well..
.....all of them now long gone.
Reminds me of me as a child.
Reminiscent of ...
Evening at the Pyramids (Ernest Ashton, 1898)
Mozart: Symphony #40 In C Minor, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Plymouth Records/USA (1952)
Mie, Japan https://www.instagram.com/godive2000/
I want to walk through there!
Agnès Varda, Enfants masqués, 1953.
When kids used their imaginations and created their own 'virtual' worlds (= much better)
It's a great photograph.
During the day, Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake is a great place for a boat ride, walking your dog, or visiting the waterfall at Strawberry Hill. When the sun goes down and the fog rolls in, however, Stow Lake becomes a walking ground for the Lady in White.
Legend has it that somewhere around the 1930s, an unmarried pregnant woman decided to hide the pregnancy from her family. Once the baby was born, she disposed of it before killing herself in the lake.
Now, if you decide to walk around Stow Lake at night, you might see a woman wearing a white dress asking for her baby.
Georgia O'Keeffe with skull, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Photographer: John Candelario
Negative Number: 165651
Billboards on Broadway: The Day the Earth Stood Still – Robert Wise, New York première, RKO Palace, November 4, 1951.
That wraparound is so cool.
Detail: "Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Island" (at Brooklyn, New York Botanic Garden), ca. 1920-25. Unknown Brooklyn photographer. Gelatin silver cream colored, photographic paper. | src PhotoSeed Archive via PhotoSeed Blog under No Junk on Trunk
Very atmospheric...with the mystery of photographer unknown.
A warped view through rainy sunshine somewhere in San Francisco, from me.
Taken from inside a vehicle?
I can’t remember. I think I was inside a vehicle and photographed a reflection? 🤔
This is our local village market place (part of it), around 110 years ago..
All these buildings/shops still exist today...of course, they now exhibit varying degrees of structural alteration and modernisation, especially the shop fronts.
Everyone back then always seemed fascinated with street-photographers...there wouldn't be too many people who owned a camera, or even seen one for that matter, so any such thing would be a bit of an event...…….how the times have changed.
Somewhere in Leeds, 1954.
Bill Nelson would have been around the same age as the young feller on the right, when this picture was taken.
This does look a particularly run down and poverty stricken area. Although the Second World War had been over by a period of 9 years in 1954, rationing, introduced in 1940 (as a result of the war) had only just ended.
I think a lot of people automatically assume that any government enforced rationing would have automatically ended when the war did, but this is not the case and people had to endure a further 9 years of these hardships.
Here's a timeline, post 1945:
1 June 1945: The basic petrol ration for civilians was restored.
19 July 1945: In order to preserve the egalitarian nature of rationing, gift food parcels from overseas weighing more than 5 lb (2.3 kg) would be deducted from the recipient's ration.
Summer 1946: Continual rain ruined Britain's wheat crop. Bread rationing started.
January–March 1947: Winter of 1946–1947 in the United Kingdom: long hard frost and deep snow. Frost destroyed a huge amount of stored potatoes. Potato rationing started.
Mid-1947: A transport and dock strike, which among other effects caused much loss of imported meat left to rot on the docks, until the Army broke the strike. The basic petrol ration was stopped.
1 June 1948: The Motor Spirit (Regulation) Act 1948 was passed, ordering a red dye to be to put into some petrol, and that red petrol was only allowed to be used in commercial vehicles. A private car driver could lose his driving licence for a year if red petrol was found in his car. A petrol station could be shut down if it sold red petrol to a private car driver. See List of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, 1940–1959: 1948.
June 1948: The basic petrol ration was restored, at a third of its previous size.
1948: Bread came off ration.
May 1949: Clothes rationing ended. According to one author, this was because attempts to enforce it were defeated by continual massive illegality (black market), unofficial trade in loose clothing coupons (many forged), bulk thefts of unissued clothes ration books).
23 February 1950: The 1950 general election is fought largely on the issue of rationing. The Conservative Party campaigned on a manifesto of ending rationing as quickly as possible. The Labour Party argued for the continuation of rationing indefinitely. Labour was returned, but with its majority badly slashed to 5 seats.
26 May 1950: Petrol rationing ended.
25 October 1951: 1951 United Kingdom general election. The Conservatives came back into power.
February 1953: Confectionery rationing ended.
September 1953: Sugar rationing ended.
4 July 1954: Meat and all other food rationing ended in Britain
Rationing in Britain ended on 4 July, 1954. Hmm. What to make of that date?
London Transport Headquarters 1934.
Their dial goes to 11.