Some times you just need to be alone. You need space : space to think, space to breathe, space to contemplate your place in the great scheme of things. What better way to find such space than to get into a boat and row out into the middle of the sea. This is what this young lady did back in 1900 somewhere near Estonia. And her trip into the middle of nowhere was recorded and is preserved for ever in the Flickr Commons stream of the National Archives of Estonia. For Sepia Saturday posters who like a theme, there is any combination of girl, boat, middle and nowhere. Whatever you decide to go with, just post your post on or around Saturday 14th September 2013 and link it to the list below.
But before you go in search of solitude, perhaps you would like something to think about whilst you are floating on the waves. Here are the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.
194 : Here is a woman making an American flag which might point you in the direction of flags, sewing, books or even chandeliers.
195. Today will be International Day of Peace. Sepians can do their bit by highlighting it in their blogs. Activities around the world will include; ceremonies, prayers, choirs, tree planting, art exhibitions, lighting candles, peace walks. Your response could be one of these from the past, historical or personal.
So now you know what is required of you, not just for this week but for the two weeks after as well. Free yourself of all distractions, find your own piece of solitude, compose your posts, post your posts, and then row around and visit all your sepia friends.
Early this week because if I don't do it now it won't get done.
Same goes for me, as I'm away this weekend.Off to the beach, but i doubt I'll be going boating there:-)
A journey into calming waters this week - so sit back and relax,.
A bit adrift this week.
I may have missed the boat.
Didn't quite find a woman alone in her boat, but found a woman alone in the wilderness...
My mother rowing a boat but not alone.
A canoe and camping trip.
Concentric circles - a boat in a river in a town in a big wide plain.
A woman alone in a boat - the Titanic!
No boat I'm afraid but I did get a girl and the sea!
My grandparents in a rowboat in Central Park; a favorite picture.
Still on holiday (staycation), but I managed to pull something together.
I couldn't find a woman in a boat, but I found a man in a boat, and the similarities to the prompt photo are amazing...
Funny, Deb Gould, I thought my image is also quite similar to the prompt. Looking forward to comparing our posts! :-) Of course, I have added a dog to the mix, heh.
I have postcards showing canoeing on a Minneapolis lake.
I'm off topic as nothing else in my collection seemed to fit. But I do have a postcard with a 114th anniversary next week.
The rowing in my pictures not as calm and reflective as the picture in Estonia
Afloat after a number of technical difficulties.
Messing about in boats....
It's back to my vintage postcards again for my submission this week ... alone in a boat.
Ill see your rowboat and up the ante with a pair of surf boats.
A wife with unfinished business rows her boat on a klong.
Not terribly sepia per se this week, but definitely on theme! Girls (at least MY girls) and boats are two of my favorite things.
On a quest to achieve solitude.
Not as easy as you'd think...
I've posted my sailing trip in Giethoorn.
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