There is something about the way early twentieth century picture postcards flatten scenes and play havoc with perspective. Out theme image this week depicts a very structured and ordered boating lake at the seaside resort of Bridlington. I know the boating lake well - I sailed on it many times in my childhood - but it was never as clinically organised as this picture suggests. There were crowds, there were sounds, there were ice cream cornets and candyfloss all around. Neat cars didn't climb velveteen streets, nor did sedate couples practice social distancing seventy years ahead of time. So the theme this week is whatever you care to pick out from this cookie-jar of memories. Whatever you choose, post a post on or around Saturday 28th March 2020 and add a link to the list below.
Here are the next couple of theme images for you to be thinking about
B-I-G Oceanside pools of yesteryear.
Thinking of what's next more than the great past...with a link to an interesting article.
Pools were scarce in Kansas but I did find the strolling people.
2 vintage postcards
This is another perfect theme to write a story about that very seaside. Musical of course. Since I've got nothing else better to do, it's a long story, but please hang on to the end, It's partly about another time when the world was torn apart by grief and anxiety.
It's a while since I visited Bridlington and I don't remember this at all. Looks as if the two meter rule was in operation then.
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