Monday, 14 April 2014

Sepia Saturday 223 - multiview vintage postcards

Only time for a very quick post for this week's Sepia Saturday as I was keen to get outside and make the most of the sunshine. Once again my vintage postcards came to the rescue for the theme, and I've gone with multiview postcards.

Vintage multiview postcard of Bedford
Vintage multiview postcard of Bedford

Vintage multiview postcard of Birkenhead
Vintage multiview postcard of Birkenhead

Vintage multiview postcard of Harrogate
Vintage multiview postcard of Harrogate

Vintage multiview postcard of Ramsgate
Vintage multiview postcard of Ramsgate

100's more vintage postcards on my web site


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sepia Saturday 220 - vintage postcards of statues

A quick scour through my vintage postcards helped me out again for this week's Sepia Saturday theme of statues. These are all from London, or its surrounding areas.

First up is a vintage postcard of the Statue of Diana in Bushey Park, Hampton Court. This statue was originally commissioned for Somerset House, but has been in Bushey Park since 1713.

Vintage postcard of the Statue of Diana, Bushey Park, Hampton Court
Vintage postcard of the Statue of Diana, Bushey Park, Hampton Court 

Easy to miss, but no visit to London's Hyde Park can be considered complete without seeing the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. The author of Peter Pan, J.M.Barrie lived close to the gardens and used them for inspiration.

Vintage postcard of the Peter Pan statue, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London
Vintage postcard of the Peter Pan statue, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London

Located in Waterloo Place, just off London's Regent Street, is the Crimean War memorial, commemorating the allied forces victory in the Crimean War. The statue is by John Bell and features three guardsmen beneath the allegorical figure, Honour. The statue was made from the bronze cannons captured at the siege of Sevastopol.

Vintage postcard of the Crimean Memorial, Waterloo Place, London
Vintage postcard of the Crimean Memorial, Waterloo Place, London

I've not been able to find out anything about this next one - maybe someone out there knows?

Vintage postcard of The Mansion House, London
Vintage postcard of statue at Mansion House, London

And finally, needing no introduction, is Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London.

Vintage postcard of Trafalgar Square, London
Vintage postcard Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London

As usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site

    

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sepia Saturday 219 - vintage postcards of domes

Once again, it's way too long since I've posted anything on my vintage postcards blog. My energies of late have been steered towards my In Search of Space blog, chronicling my various Urban Wanders around London, and other places, in search of ghost signs, abandonment, decay, etc. However, I found this week's Sepia Saturday theme irresistible, and relatively easy. From the image chosen this week I have selected domes.

Vintage postcard of St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Vintage postcard of St. Paul's Cathedral, London 

Vintage postcard of St. Paul's Cathedral, London
 Vintage postcard of St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Vintage postcard of the Greenwich Observatory, London
Vintage postcard of the Greenwich Observatory, London

Vintage postcard of Smithfield Market, London
Vintage postcard of Smithfield Market, London

Vintage postcard of the National Gallery, London
Vintage postcard of the National Gallery, London

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site.



Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sepia Saturday 215 - vintage postcards of Glasgow

I've been lacking in time and creativity lately so was pleased that this week's Sepia Saturday theme provided me with a straightforward prompt ... Glasgow. Here is a selection of vintage postcards, and if anyone is wondering where my time is being spent lately, check out my In Search of Space blog.

Vintage postcard of Glasgow Cathedral, c.1900's
Vintage postcard of Glasgow Cathedral, c.1900's 

Vintage postcard of the University, Glasgow, c.1903
Vintage postcard of the University, Glasgow, c.1903

Vintage postcard of the Art Galleries, Glasgow
Vintage postcard of the Art Galleries, Glasgow

Vintage postcard Glasgow
Vintage postcard Glasgow

Vintage postcard of the University, Glasgow
Vintage postcard of the University, Glasgow

100's of vintage postcards on my web site
    

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sepia Saturday 212 - vintage postcard of snow in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne

It's been a while since I've managed to find time to post to Sepia Saturday, so hopefully my post today will make up for my weeks of absence. We've not had any snow here in the south of the UK whatsoever this winter, but inspired by Alan's prompt of a skier, I have dug out a snow related vintage postcard.

Vintage postcard of Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Vintage postcard of Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne

However, as we have not had any snow, but almost every other season in the past 24 hours, I have also shared some vintage postcards of Jesmond Dene in different seasons.

Vintage postcard of the Stepping Stones, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Vintage postcard of the Stepping Stones, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Vintage postcard of the Stepping Stones, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Vintage postcard of the Stepping Stones, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-on-Tyne

As usual 100's of vintage postcards on my web site


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sepia Saturday 201 - vintage postcards of houses

Sometimes Sepia Saturday seems to be feast or famine for me. Glad to report that this is a feast week though, and if anything I have too many pictures to choose from for this week's house theme. So to limit them I thought I'd only include a few classics and a couple of variations on the house theme.

The Headmasters House, Bradfield College
Vintage postcard of the Headmaster's House, Bradfield College

Vintage postcard of Charles Dickens' House
Vintage postcard of Charles Dickens' House

Vintage postcard of Register House, Edinburgh
Vintage postcard of Register House, Edinburgh

Vintage postcard of St. Giles' House, Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset
Vintage postcard of St. Giles' House, Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset

Vintage postcard of the Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton
Vintage postcard of the Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton

Vintage postcard of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens
Vintage postcard of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sepia Saturday 199 - vintage postcards of theatres

Having blogged a few times with vintage postcards of actresses and actors, I though that I'd diversify a bit for this week's Sepia Saturday and share some vintage postcards of theatres themselves.

First up with have the Greek Theatre at Bradfield College, Berkshire. More of an amphitheatre than a theatre though I think.

Vintage postcard of the Greek Theatre, Bradfield College
Vintage postcard of the Greek Theatre, Bradfield College

 Next up is the Cliff Theatre in Cliftonville, Kent. I'm not sure which building is actually the theatre, and I can't see any cliffs either. I'm guessing it's within the building named "The Gay Parade".

Vintage postcard of the Cliff Theatre and Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, Kent
Vintage postcard of the Cliff Theatre and Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, Kent

Another open air theatre, this time in Devon. A lovely setting but I suspect you  might need to bring your own chair or blanket to this one.
Vintage postcard of the Open Air Theatre. Dartington Hall, Devon
Vintage postcard of the Open Air Theatre. Dartington Hall, Devon

 The next two vintage postcards are both incarnations of the same theatre, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, in Stratford-on-Avon. The first postcard shows the original theatre which was opened in 1879 but destroyed by fire in 1926.

Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

The second postcard is of the theatre which was rebuilt there in 1932 and was apparently one of the first buildings to be designed by a woman architect.

Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire



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