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.
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: