Pages

Friday, August 19, 2011

In the olden days,people had to make their own trees?

i share here  a free download i got from Sunday's OBSERVER .It's Tinariwen playing Live............ Help Yourselves to 8 free tracks here!


 Today I Give You  2  Sepia~Riddles.2 unsolved mysteries . Read  The Body on Somerton Beach
And, The Missing Beaumont Children 

all I know is that this photo was taken in the Halifax area.No other explanation was given on facebook's "Photos Of Old Halifax".A huge bonfire erected on Mount Skip above Snow Booth Farm, Old Town, brought to an end a day of festivities marking the Coronation of George V. 23 June 1911.
    
Add caption?
 At the Suggestion of Kim, this is a Sepia Saturday post.

My Latest Hebden Bridge post.

 (& i blush just to mention this) I came across the delightfully named fuckyeavictorians which has some old photos & stuff.Worth a peek.
I,m rather surprised to learn that John Grant plays The Doghouse at Paris Gates  in Halifax on Sept 9th. Providing I'm not in Italy I fancy going .He Sounds a Jolly Fellow.Rather high profile for Halifax, it was only last year that the likes of The Guardian:MOJO & UNCUT were creaming themselves over songs such as this (+ Paris Gates is 'only a spit& a fart from my Mother-in-Laws house!)

Tonight is the first time I have paid his music much attention.More than Americana...he has something of the Gordon Lightfoot [video] about him?Albeit a depressed Gordon Lightfoot..............










A photo I took of The River Calder in Hebden Bridge.June 2009.





19 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

tony - wow, i don't know if anyone has acted on one of my suggestions so quickly!

here's my offering for the caption contest

"when choosing the right head edith makes sure to check out all the angles for her evening's boy toy - only then can she move on to select her dress."

Tom said...

i guess he wants a little head tonight

TICKLEBEAR said...

3 amazing pictures. i dare not ask how that road sign got there...
:D~
HUGZ

Brian Miller said...

dude...nice pics...what is the ufo in the second...

really looks are THAT important..smiles.

Jinksy said...

I'd like to know the story behind the Human Tree...

tony said...

The First Photo Is From facebook's Old Photos Of Halifax.No info given with it.One comment said
Reminds me of one of those humorous cards you get in W. H. Smith. "As the number of unemployed in England reached 2.5 million, the applicants for the position of "the guy" on bonfire night, reached an all time high...."

Martin H. said...

Nice one Tony.

My caption: 'Young Lucy was an ambitious girl, and would stop at nothing to get a-head'.

Akelamalu said...

Arthur completely lost his head over Alice.

Rosie said...

In the human tree, I wonder how long it took to assemble all those people, a lot of them children? Most intriguing picture...

Karen S. said...

Oh Tony both photos too wonderful! The last one, I believe she's having a tough time choosing which head he shall wear tonight...he sure is ready for dancing...I think...but that first photo, WOW! What are they on top of? First I thought it was like a corn cob? But it appears to be wearing a hat on top if it is...oh I'd love to know what the meaning of that photo is, or was. We have a great deal of crazy photos connected to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, but from what you said I know it's not from there...please do let us know if you find out, okay?!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my gosh ... what great pictures, all three! I wonder what the third one was for; some type of advertisement?

Hope your Sepia Saturday is great!

Kathy M.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I wondered what the road sign was doing in the sky until I read the caption!

The people in Halifax seem to be holding a scarf or banner. I'm sure there's something written on it but I can't make it out.

Kristin said...

The reflection photo is so clear.
Perhaps the people tree is an actual family tree.

tony said...

[Saturday 5pm]"A huge bonfire erected on Mount Skip above Snow Booth Farm, Old Town, brought to an end a day of festivities marking the Coronation of George V. 23 June 1911."

Bob Scotney said...

Tremedous photos Tony, but you really distratced me with the two 'riddles' from Australia.

Tattered and Lost said...

The human tree reminds of an advent calendar. Remove someone each day and find a prize.

As to the naked lady...I'm going with Mouse's contribution.

Alan Burnett said...

"Mabel did a quick head count but was still amazed by how many had turned up to see her rehearse her role as Lady Godiva"

As for the bonfire photograph I assume this is the way they got rid of excess population up at the wrong end of the Calder Valley

blackwatertown said...

Good crazy mix of miscellany.
Like the top river pic.
Caption? "Darling! But you promised not to lose your head if I got my kit off."
Music - bloody great stuff. I rely on you to maintain this rich flow of new music to my ears.

Little Nell said...

Great set of pics as usual. The mannequin one reminded me of the Red Dwarf episode with Kryton’s spare heads. The music was a bit downbeat for me, and I speak as a long time fan (40 years) of Gordon Lightfoot, who is in a way different league, but it’s nice to be introduced to new talent.