Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Unusual Perspective

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At the Barracks Museum, Sydney

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things related to music. I’ve shared some string instruments I saw at a market in Urumqi, in western China.

For more black and white photos, click here.

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Sepia Saturday

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Merry Christmas!

Sepia Saturday is celebrating the holiday and I’m sharing photos from the archives on Flickr Commons. If I have time, I’ll see what old family photos I can dig up.

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A real Christmas tradition, Marshall Fields’ Christmas tree

Above is the giant Christmas tree at Marshall Fields’ department store. My grandmother would take us all for lunch under the tree. When we were small, we’d follow this with a visit to Santa. The lines were long, but we went every year till the store was bought by Macy’s. The chicken pot pie, Field’s Special Salad followed by their hot fudge sundae was the way to go.

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Marshall Fields long ago

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Dutch Archive, Flickr Commons

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Florida Memory, two siblings at Christmas, circa 1950

And a carol for you

Sepia Saturday

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When I saw the prompt for this week (above), I immediately thought of Laurel and Hardy. Surely, there must be some fun photos of them with bikes. Here’s what I found.

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To see them in action, I’m sharing this clip with them evading someone who’s on to whatever trouble they’ve created. The duo commandeer a donkey costume and hop on a bicycle. Now that’s old time comedy.

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Sepia Saturday

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I’m thrilled that libraries is the theme for Sepia Saturday this week. I’ll probably post again tomorrow, but here is a start.

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State Library or New South Wales, 1955, Flickr

One reason libraries are terrific is how they introduce children to reading.

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Of 2WU music Library. Source: Library of New South Wales, 1944, Flickr

Such organization!

melvil_dewey Melvil Dewey (left) the originator of the Dewey decimal system had his share of critics int the world of libraries. Not only was he known for designing a famous system to organize libraries, he was known to be a serial harasser. Shame, Mr. Dui, shame.

(Dewey was a proponent of phonetical spelling and preferred his name was spelled “Dui.”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Go

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Peoria Civic Center

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Sydney Opera House

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of Places People Go.

Join the fun.

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If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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Sepia Saturday

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So this week we’re prompted to share photos of wedding or stairs or people on stairs.

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State Library of New South Wales, circa 1935

How’s that for a wedding photo! It’s such a stand out that I’m only sharing one image this week. What could come close!

I hope they lived happily ever after.

If you’d like to see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Beautiful doors in Lijiang

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No Laughing while driving – Tianjin

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Queen Victoria Building entrance, Sydney

On Friday’s Cee challenges bloggers to post photos that depict ways, paths, roads, taken and not. To see more Which Way photos, click here.
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