So, here we are, at the end of the alphabet: we are in a covered bridge going to who knows where. Behind us is the past, in front of us is the future. Most philosophers and newspaper agony aunts would tell us, in no uncertain words, that we must look to the future: forget the past, tomorrow is a new day. But here, on Sepia Saturday, we do exactly the opposite: for a brief moment let us forget the future and all that it has in store for us, and turn to the past. Here on Sepia Saturday we have been turning to the past for over a decade and we will continue to do so. So, for the final theme in our archive alphabet series, all you need to do is to turn to the past with your choice of old photograph, post it in a post on or around Saturday 18th September, and add a link to the list below.
Here on Sepia Saturday we have, at times, had themes; and at other times just invited people to share their favourite old photographs. For the next month or so, we are going to do the latter and have what we used to call "open themes". I will still feature an image on the weekly call post, so if you really do want themes, you can always try and match that. Let's see how it goes. Here's a preview of next week's call image:-
Three historic bridges, with family memories and some local history. I have no idea why the first part of the post has come out in red type, as it is clearly black in Compose View - a quirk of blogger!
I took "old structures" from this prompt for a post about old buildings in "Picturing the Del Negro brothers' worksites."
Old photo of wives in Washington DC...no relations here.
"Three bridges in one" + a steam train, from a visit to Wales in 1974.
I'm still trying to complete the alphabet with some stories from the 70s and 80s. I'm posting two as I try to finish up.
It's still Saturday for another 5 minutes. I've already exhausted X with xylophones, and I can't think of any musical instrument that begins with Y. So it is has to be Z. But not zithers, and not musical. Instead I have lots and lots of flying Zs.
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