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Saturday, December 10, 2011

come sail your ships around me....

Uncle Alex was a coal miner in 1950's Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire.His nephew Martin looks on.I wonder what they saw?I suppose the question defines the limit;boundaries + edges of photography.

This is a Sepia Saturday post.
Dont Forget My Latest Posts on  my Hebden Bridge Blog
Incidentally, I hope ,in 2012, to create a similar blog for the Italian village of Pennadomo  ...where I own a ramshackled old property.(it cost £6000!)Very Similar to Uncle Alex's Shed .............
No current news re:Italy, Other than I will be going over in February .+A Good Italian Workman is putting a new front door in for me on the 15th of this month. .. The village already has a blogspot you can view by clicking here.
I Met Bob From Bacup yesterday in Haslingdon.He is coming over to Pennadomo next year.Can Someone please try & persuade him to start blogging again?!

24 comments:

Martin said...

Something nasty in the coal shed?

Brian Miller said...

when i was on a relief trip to west virginia, one of the guys took us down into an old coal mine...scary dirty place...

nice pic

Teresa Evangeline said...

Love the pic. Begs speculation.

Thanks for the Nick Cave, too. What a great sound he has.

Kurt said...

I liked the Italian blog, but I couldn't understand their English.

tony said...

The Italians Are Soooo Naive.They Walk Around As If They Own The Place..

Ciaran Rehill said...

Very interested in your Italian sojourn, please post more, grazie.

Postcardy said...

There is great detail in that photo, but I have no idea what it is.

Dominic Rivron said...

It should be possible to work out what they were probably looking at. The hatch and the basin on the left suggest something sticks its head out and eats/drinks from it. But what? Something small enough to live in that shed but so big it could only get its head through the hatch?

Sherlock Holmes would get it in a second. My best guess is a goat or goats.

Thomas Alice said...

I do like that picture!

savannah said...

we still want to be your neighbors in italy, sugar! love the photo! xoxoxox

Big Mark 243 said...

Nick Cave is tight... and he fits the mood for dreary winters day...

Bob Scotney said...

They don't make sheds like that these days. Chickens are my wild guess.

Little Nell said...

I’d say a goat too. Something biggish anyway! I wonder who took the picture; clever person.

Tom said...

i like that big ass rock in your new backyard

Wendy said...

I guess chickens or some smaller animal. Sheep? Pig?

mary said...

I love this photo! It shows such kindness on the part of Uncle to step into a child's life. Beautiful

Karen S. said...

What a great photo!...So many ideas come to mind just looking at these two... it's one of life's moments....you wouldn't want to miss!

Tattered and Lost said...

This photo looks as though it could be a still from an old Charlie Chaplain film. I'm just waiting for the little tramp to make an appearance.

Zuzana said...

Dear Tony, love that vintage photograph, yes, it keeps you guessing - what are they peeking at.;)
And what a grand place your Italian home is at, at least that hill image (the link) looks gorgeous.;))
xoxo

Akelamalu said...

Ooooh I bet there's rats in that shed! :0

Mike Brubaker said...

I vote for chickens with a sliding door on the left. My vintage 1914 garage has a similar cutout in a back wall. Great photo choice.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Great pic!!
It could easily be the starting point of many stories.
:)~
HUGZ

FrankandMary said...

Tony, your comment is hysterical.
~Mary(wrote the Italian girl)

tony said...

I Have My Moments.......!:)