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.



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