Men, Men, Men, Men, Men-dee-Men-Men!
So, you're tired of men, are you? Well feast your eyes on THIS beauty! ( I jest, so I do.)
Here's another Flickr Commons photo from the National Library of Ireland, and what have we here? Not one, but TWO women! Hurrah! (I was greatly relieved to find the second lady in the background with the lovely hat, but I'll be honest, even I am going to struggle to come up with a photo that follows this theme!)
This picture is of "Twin Wells" on the banks of the River Aille at Lisdoonvarna in County Clare, taken around the turn of the century (1900).
Apparently the waters were acclaimed as restorative and this place was designated a spa. By the looks of things, the old lady in the photo has not benefited, or isn't drinking them. Ha!
Go on my dears, and make what you can of this, be it spas, water, old ladies, young ladies, tourists, umbrellas, homeless people. Go on!
I cannot possibly think of this spot in the south of Ireland without giving you a little related treat. Here's a YouTube clip of a somewhat famous tune entitled, "Lisdoonvarna" by the equally famous, Christy Moore. Bear with the brief advertisement at the beginning.
Here we go! Another couple of teasers for you - and look, in two weeks, not a man in sight!!!
I have made an effort to visit everyone who posted last week, and if you had a method whereby I could follow your blog, I have done so. I would be most grateful if you would reciprocate. A hearty thanks to all who have done so, so far.
Don't forget to visit all the undoubtedly stellar interpretations of the photo below, by visiting the Sepia Saturday blog (beginning on Friday) and clicking on the links. Thank you!
A post about eXcelsior Springs that covers both streets I lived on and healing waters.
Thanks Kat, so now I have Lisdoonvarna as an 'earworm'! What a jolly little piece.
My post is about Hot Springs National Park.
I did 2 posts this week. The first one is a follow up of last week's theme. I just couldn't resist. The second post deals with the sad story of Chavez Ravine.
A not-so-sepia tour of Co. Cork, Ireland compliments of Geograph Ireland. I doubt Shamrocks will appear here at Sepia Saturday very often but the Irish-themed prompt seemed the perfect way to kick off the blog.
Mine is about Boswell Mineral Srings Resort this week. There is also a link to The Hotel McCredie, a post about another old Oregon resort that I posted last November. This should be a fun week!
I picked up on the fact that there were two women in the post, one stylish and the other one, NOT. I went with stylish. Happy Sepia Saturday everyone!!
My contribution is about eeh, good question, I am still wondering.
I went with women in bonnets.
Uh-oh, Postcardy's post didn't link up.
A ghost or two in a spa town.
A change-up from me with no musical theme but instead it's all about umbrellas.
I fixed my link.
Don't forget to take off your boots and hat...it's warm...
I am back! I think....I have slmost forgotten how to post...
Sorry, haven't posted here for a little while, but this week I think I have something that is almost on topic!
Who knew I had a spa town, not me, I only thought I had water until Sepia Saturday prompted me, what about that for serendipity.
That poor little old lady looks so sad. I hope they aren't kicking her out! I've posted about the river.
I'm late to the party I hope not too late! I posted some photos of ordinary faces and a contemplation on how people are so very average and yet unique at the same time.
This is the post I started for Oct 13 but didn't finish. Besides getting stuck, it was my birthday, so I have a good excuse!
Happy belated birhtday!!
This will be a short post as far as writing goes, but with many pics you can zoom by or linger upon. It's all up to you!!
Here we are at almost Saturday again. I'm posting early (for my Saturday morning posts) because tomorrow is going to be a full Halloween-Spook-tacular day ! I even included a photo bomb....of sorts! If I haven't said it lately Kat, let me say this...Thanks so much for keeping Sepia Saturday afloat! Enjoy your weekend...!!
Would you like a parasol or an umbrella?
I have a 2nd entry today - this time on theme. At least my interpretation of it.
My post is hot it's about Finnish bath/sauna.
North American native peoples & Edward S. Curtis.
I said this on Facebook, but for those of you who are not on FB, I'll repeat:
I am going to be late this week. Why? Because I'm absolutely stalled on this post! I've got the photos, I've got the story, but the writing is stop-and-go. Give me some time, I'll get there!
All done! In which I reveal some heretofore unknown secrets.
I featured Tatham Springs Hotel and Spa built in 1893 and used in 1940s and 50s as a 4-H camp which I remember well.
I'm being an Edwardian tourist this week.
We're going back to Brazil again with my post this week! This time it's the city of Recife.
Marilyn said my link wasn't working, thus the CAPS at #30. Thank you!
I have been missing for quite a while but I've joined in again this week.
My post tells about our trip to Texel in 1962.
The old woman is so strange looking. I thought she could almost be a mummy.
It seemed to unkind to take that tack however.
Late at posting my postcard but done now. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Grace
Here I am late as usual but finally found something I wanted to post.
Late again :-(
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