Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 183 : 29 June 2013

This photograph of the entrance to the Wombeyan Caves comes from the 'Caves' set of the Powerhouse Museum Collection on Flickr Commons.  It could take you into grottoes, tunnels, caverns, potholes or mines. Or it may leave you completely in the dark, so remember to bring a torch! Dig deep and see what you can discover down there! Of course there's no need to match the theme at all and our only request is that you post your response to SS 183 on or around Saturday 29 June. Please link back to this Sepia Saturday page, and there is a mini-banner to add too if you choose.

After you've published on your blog, don't forget to add the link to your actual post (by clicking on its title within the post and then copying the URL which this generates) to Mr Linky below, and then leave a comment please. After a deep sigh of satisfaction at a job well done, put the kettle on and set off to visit as many other contributors as you can. If the mood takes you leave them a comment as well; we Sepians thrive on comments - it makes it all worthwhile!

Before you disappear down a rabbit hole or enter 'caverns measureless to man' (extra points if you know where the quotation comes from), take a peek at the next two week's images I've chosen. There are some Sepians who like the advance warning so that they can keep the prompts in mind whilst on the hunt at antique fairs or when thumbing through the family album.

Happy caving!
Marilyn
(Little Nell)


184: July 6th 1885 was when Louis Pasteur successfully treated a boy with a rabies vaccine. This plaque in Arbois is one side of a pillar dedicated to Pasteur and his achievements. I expect to see commemorative plaques aplenty, group portraits, or even mad dogs!


185: To many of you this is an all too familiar scene just now. Midsummer has past and some of you have yet to  see much of the sun. Sepians are scattered all over the globe however, and whatever the weather where you are you're bound to find some images of umbrellas, parasols, or even bus shelters! Time to run for cover?



28 comments:

Little Nell said...

Good Lord I'm first. Not first to write their Sepia Saturday post though, that I do know.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Oh dear...this was a hard week.

Brett Payne said...

Mine is done, and I've managed to get a bit of Australian bush into it. Looks like this week might be a slow one.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Just the subject for a cured phobic!

Alan Burnett said...

I'm back! A little jet-lagged maybe, but home at last.

Wendy said...

Come visit a grotto in Alabama.

Bob Scotney said...

Spooked by a postcard.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Sorry about my non-working link. I posted again, but now I'm showing up twice. Is there a way to fix it?
Have a great summer weekend everyone.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Marilyn, great topic, but I haven't a cave in my albums...so I gave you some waterfalls again.

Postcardy said...

I have an old postcard of an ice cave that happened to be sent to a photographic company, which led me to an old ad for Kodak cameras.

Monica T. said...

I could not think of any cave photo among the old family photos. I'm linking to a postcard that was next in line for me to put on my blog anyway... But as it happened that led me to dig deeper into other secrets: stamp position codes used in the early 1900s.

Alex Daw said...

Hi everyone - This one was tough I must confess...I hope you find something of interest in this pot pourri.

Doug Peabody said...

Hope you have all had fin caving for a Sepia Saturday post!

Kristin said...

No caves in my collection but a photograph from Athens, TN about 1919, in the Great Smokey Mountains.

Sean Bentley said...

Although I've been in a few caves, I'm afraid I have no photos to prove it - but I do have some photos of darkness!

TICKLEBEAR said...

A [very] last minute thing for me!!
You'll never guess to what low I can sink.....
:D~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

A dam image. No, I'm not swearing. It's a dam image.

Dakota Boo said...

Lots of caves in my collection ... ended up being hard to decide which ones to share.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

The Oregon Caves!

Karen S. said...

Caves it is, sort of! Ha! Ha!

Little Nell said...

An extra to commemorate an historic event 400 years ago today. Makes a change from caves anyway.

Jill Ball said...

My post comes from the Czech Republic where I am holidaying this week.

Joan said...

Done, by the skin of my teeth.

anyjazz said...

Caves Canyons and Cliffs. Some great posts here on Sepia Saturday this week.

Julie @ Anglers Rest said...

Late linking up this week!

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JHistorian11 said...

No caves in my collection, though I thought this would be a good time to post something from my OWN family.

JHistorian11 said...

Ah!I realized I posted the wrong link! Unfortunately, it's not letting me remove the old one so I've just posted a second one.