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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:

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