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.
Australian National Maritime Museum, Flickr Commons, 1910
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This week’s prompt made me think of fountains and real sepia tones. So I went with both.
According to the Library Company of Philadelphia, the image above is probably taken at the entrance of Fairmont Park and no date is given. My guess is 19th century.
According to comments on Flickr Commons, this Cornell University Library photo is most likely from Mexico City. The library holds the image in the A.D. White Architectural Photography collection and estimates the date at 1885-1895.
The week’s final fountain photo is from New South Wales. It’s a drinking fountain that was taken before 1885.
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Tunnels are perfect devices for storytelling, seemingly neutral spaces that can lead someone from one world to another. They can also look rather cool and evoke mystery and adventure. The ones I’ve found for Sepia Saturday, though older, have a sci fi vibe to them. I can envision them in Doctor Who or a retro sci fi movie along the lines of Things to Come. To see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.
Source: Tyne & Wear, Flickr Commons
Swiss Guard Tunnel, 1910 Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress