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Day 481: The Morning Quickie

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I came across a photograph that brought to mind one I'd taken. We live a few steps, almost literally, from the canal that runs through our village.

Compare these:

The black and white photo was taken, oh, maybe in the 1910s? Possibly sometime between the wars.

Although it's not quite from the same vantage point (I did a brief search, but just now I couldn't find others I've taken of the bridge), you can see what a bit of paint and some flowers did for the canalside house next to the bridge.

So much for today's chocolate-box picture. Have a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

Acknowledgment to Frith Photographs - that has to be one of the most comprehensive photo archives in existence. Brilliant, wonderful pictures. Their website:

p.s. I realized (belatedly) that what I wrote may be misleading - this is not (unfortunately!) our house - we are a few minutes' walk from this house, and from the canal. We like to walk on the old towpath, so I usually have a pretty good set of pictures taken at various points. I came across another one that shows more of the house / bridge, from a better angle:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBBYL1 3/9/2013 10:40PM

  loved the parallel photos!

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/9/2013 4:57PM

    Loved going through the photos on the link. My family has been traced back to Wiltshire (All Cannings) before coming to America.

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CAT-IN-CJ 3/9/2013 2:17PM

    Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing the pics....

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HARMONIUM 3/9/2013 11:54AM

    O, to be in England! How I love it there!

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    Thank you for sharing the photographs! To me, a Statesider, there is nothing that spells English village like buildings lining canals and arched stone bridges spanning the waterways. So picturesque! Thanks for giving me a brief trip across the Pond today (without the aggravation of air travel!)

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TURTLETALK 3/9/2013 10:09AM

    It is difficult for me to imagine living in a spot like yours. My area is flat and usually brown with very few bodies of water. I do love how it looks when the sun is shining and the wind is not blowing but I also fantasize emoticon waking up to something like your backdrop.

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DEBIGENE 3/9/2013 10:00AM

    What a lovely house you have and what a great spot it is in. I think it must be great to see that everyday. Does the canal get much traffic?

Thanks for sharing these photos and the comparision is remarkable !!!

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CHANGING4ME49 3/9/2013 8:43AM

    Awesome photos!

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/9/2013 8:25AM

    Love the pictures!!!

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DEBRITA01 3/9/2013 7:02AM

    It's amazing how a little color brings everything to life...Great photos! emoticon

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LECATES 3/9/2013 5:39AM

    And the railing along it looks much safer than it did before. Good shot!

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LYNMEINDERS 3/9/2013 4:07AM

    Great pics

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POPSY190 3/9/2013 4:05AM

    I think the telegraph poles put it later than the 1910 s. I enjoyed the parallel photographs.

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MS.ELENI 3/9/2013 3:54AM

    emoticon emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 3/9/2013 3:18AM

    Oh I often want to live in England, as I am not interested in sun or winter I think I could do well with the rain and in-between wether... and the photos are giving ust the right impression of peacful iving!

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