Thursday, 6 August 2020

Sepia Saturday 532 : 8 August 2020


We may all be locked down, denied the opportunity to see the world, but there is one form of travel that is still open to us all, without risk, and without the need for PPE. That is, of course, time travel; and as far as time travel is concerned, Sepia Saturday is your travel agent. This week we are tempting you with the delights of a ride on a electric tramway in Wellington, New Zealand. As with all Sepia Saturday prompts, however, you are not limited to New Zealand, or trams, or cliffs, curves or posts: you can go to whatever destination you want. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 8th August 2020, and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for the next tram, flick through the time travel brochures and see what is on offer for the next couple of weeks.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Sepia Saturday 531. : Saturday 1 August 2020


I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date ..... The reason why the Sepia Saturday prompt is late up this week is not because I forgot, nor is it because Blogger has been messing with the settings: it is because I stopped off for some provisions at the Eagle Fruit Store, and the very act of shopping during these difficult times left me so exhausted that I had to book in for a restful night at the Capital Hotel in Lincoln Nebraska. Now, fully refreshed, I am ready to receive your submissions for this week's Sepia Saturday. No face coverings required, the only social distancing is by time. Post your posts on or around Saturday 1st August 2020, and add a link to the list below. And, once again, my thanks to Barbara for arranging a call to my hotel room to wake me up.

Now that I am on my way again, I am due to catch a tram to next week's Sepia Saturday location, but whilst I am waiting for the tram to arrive, I will go in search for a second prompt image.




Friday, 24 July 2020

Sepia Saturday 530 : 25 July 2020


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a rather clever wartime invention - a bike with a sidecar. Far better than a tandem, where both parties have to pedal, this contraption allows the passenger to sit in comfort, whilst the other half of the team provides the motive power. So our theme encompasses inventions, bicycles, wheels, fur coats and hats of every variety. Or you can simply sit back, let the others do all the thematic pedalling and post any old photograph you want to. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 25 July and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are sitting back in comfort you can always take a moment or two to see what is coming next week - which gives the poor cyclist the opportunity to go in search for a theme image for the week after.





Thursday, 16 July 2020

Sepia Saturday 529 : 18th July 2020


There comes a point in everyone's life when you just have to take a deep breath and dive in. If you want to be the apple of someone's eye you need to box clever. Yes, if you look at an old image for long enough, some silly puns will come into your mind. This week we invite you to look at this splendid old image of a box label from a Californian fruit farm and come up with, not a silly pun, but with an old image of your own. If you are going to dive in and join us, do it on or around Saturday 18th July 2020 and add a link to your post to the list below.

Whilst you all swim around munching on crunchy apples, I am swimming off to find another Sepia Saturday theme image. Here is next week's: the following one will be added when I come up for air.






Friday, 10 July 2020

Sepia Saturday 528, 11 July 2020


Broad streets, shaded sidewalks, elegant buildings: picture postcards always managed to make the ordinary look extraordinary. Whether it is Richmond, Virginia or Rochdale in Lancashire, townscapes and cityscapes are an ever popular subject for old photographs. For Sepia Saturday 528 - post your posts on or around Saturday 11th July 2020 - get out your old photographs of streets and towns, buildings and buses. Once you've posted your post, add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your tram, take a look at what is on offer for the next couple of weeks.





Thursday, 2 July 2020

Sepia Saturday 527, 4th July 2020


At times we all need a lift; someone to come along and give us a helping hand, carry us over the rock pools of life. If we are lucky we will have photographs of that special someone, perhaps even a photograph of that special piggy-back. If you have, search them out and be prepared to share them for Sepia Saturday 527. Post your posts on or about Saturday 4th July 2020 and add a link to the list below.

Once you have made your way over the muddy estuaries that characterise this modern world we live in, it's time to take a breather and look at what is coming up over the next couple of Sepia Saturdays.






Thursday, 25 June 2020

Sepia Saturday 526 : 27 June 2020


I can't deny it, I would like nothing better than to sit down in the garden with a cup of tea, especially if I were sharing the table with these three ladies. But, alas, no: it is almost midnight, it's dark outside, and these three ladies are merely the faded image of days long gone. With old photographs, however, we can be anywhere, whenever we want to be. Air travel may not be available to us in these difficult times, but don't worry: there is plenty of room on the Sepia Space Shuttle.  You can go anywhere and glamorous sepia cabin crew will serve you with cups of tea throughout the journey. To join the flight, all you need is an old photograph posted on or around Saturday 27th June 2020. Once you have your image and your post, simply add your boarding pass details to the list below.

For in-flight entertainment, take a look at what future flights of fancy are available.