Sculpture Saturday

Sydney, Australia

I’m intrigued by what the artist was thinking with the above sculpture.

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the  Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  1. Share a photo of a sculpture
  2. Link or ping back to Ruined for Life because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

Sepia Saturday

This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with the photo of a father and daughter on a ship. There’s some latitude with the prompt and I’ve decided to find photos of fathers and daughters.

Union Soldier with daughters and wife, 1861, Library of Congress
Father and daughter, 1918, Flickr Commons

You can see more Sepia Saturday posts by going here.

Elsie and her father Edmund Gregory, 1910, State Library of Queensland

Cee’s Fun Foto

Commercial Buildings

Coffee shop, Melbourne

Each week Cee challenges us to share photos based on an inspiring prompt. This week we’re challenged to share photos of commercial buildings so I went looking for shops, banks, offices and the like.

Guangzhou, China

If you click here, you’ll get to Cee’s blog, the hub of Fun Foto activity.

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Wrigley Building, Chicago

Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with an image from long ago. This week we see three men wearing hats at a cattle sale. One man’s smoking. So there are a lot of choices for bloggers this week. I decided to search for cattle sales. I found photos on Flickr Commons, an archive of heaps of old images from all over the world.

Cattle sale in Wales, 1952. Source: Flickr Commons

If you’d like to see more historic or nostalgic photos, click here. You’ll get to the home of Sepia Saturday.

Australian Cattle Sale, 1944. Source: Flickr Commons, National Library of Australia
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Sepia Saturday

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Karori Electric Tramway Postcard (Via Flickr Commons) Sepia Saturday 532

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post based on a prompt. This week’s prompt is the Karori Electric Tramway so I’ve hunted the archives of Flickr Commons for trams. Here are my findings.

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Steam Tram, 1879 | NSW State Archives,

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Cable Tram Trailer, 1907 | ibid

For more Sepia Saturday posts, click here to get to the hub. You’ll see lots more inspired posts.

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Tram in Arnhem, 1921 | Stockholm Transport Museum

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Sheffield Tram, 1899 | ibid

Hats off to the 19th and early 20th century. They sure had some innovation and creativity in terms of invention.

Maybe we should be more humble about our era.

 

 

 

 

Sepia Saturday

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Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post based on a prompt. This week’s prompt is above. I’ve only seen sidecars in movies and I’ve always thought they looked fun. Here’s three sidecars I discovered in Flickr Commons.

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Australian National Maritime Museum, Flickr Commons, 1910

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State Library of Queensland, Flickr Commons, 1922

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Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons, 1930

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Murals & Graffiti

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Pilsen, Chicago, IL

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of murals or graffiti.

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Pilsen, Chicago, IL

What will you choose to share?

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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Sculpture Saturday

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London

 

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a piece I saw at the British Museum.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a whimsical piece that I saw on my walk today.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Sepia Saturday

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Time for this week’s Sepia Saturday post and a time to take a look back in history. Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images and posts of bygone days. This week we’re inspired to find photos based on the photo above, photos that show healthcare workers.

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Source LOC, Washington, DC, 1918

Above Red Cross nurses in Washington, DC

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Internet  Archives, p 607 of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, 1919

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LOC, nurse working in Walter Reed Hospital’s Influenza Ward, 1918

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LOC, Seattle, circa 1918

No mask, no streetcar. In Seattle during the Spanish flu one had to have a face mask if you wanted to get on a streetcar.

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Compulsory mask – State Library of New South Wales, 1919

The Flickr Commons entry has this note:

The skull and crossbones on the mask was a joke, not part of the mask as issued, in an attempt to halt the disease. 12,000 died in Australia and between 20-100 million around the world, more than were killed in the War

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LOC, Flu Fighters, Montenegro, 1918

Healthcare workers with the American Red Cross. They went to Montenegro to care for small pox and typhus patients. Then the Spanish Flu broke out and brought them more patients.