AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Do You Know What I Know?

Magpie Tales #49 ~ Picture by Willow ~ My great aunt Winnie Hanna with friends and skates (right)~ Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana, 1905

Blurred generation
Gowned mannequins face the snow
Invisible past

But in the 1600's
Bold forebears shared adventures
Famed Three Musketeers


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Chris G. said...

Love those old shots...always fun to see a piece of history. Very clear photo compared to some you get from those days.

A nice tribute to the faces of the past, with a good reference. Three Musketeers eh? Let's hope they were as good is always a wonder, as we look into these old images, to think how things were. How they might have been.

Reflections said...

Wonderful comparison... I can definitely see these three ladies righting some wrongs in the world.

Jinksy said...

Lady muskateers? Wow!

Suz said...

musketeers..why yes
fun one

Brigid said...

Lovely magpie,however, I can never look at an image of three females without thinking there was going to be trouble at some stage.

Tess Kincaid said...

It is, indeed, a blurred generation I often wish I could return to for a visit.

Jingle said...


by comparing and contrasting, we see a more clear picture of it.


Berowne said...

Interesting. You went to the sixteen hundreds and so did I.

Leora said...

Wonderful! Looks like out of a movie.

hedgewitch said...

I agree, there's a certain something, some secret here, in that second woman's smile especially. Nice hook up with the Three Musketeers--we all go farther back than we realize.

Kay L. Davies said...

Very nice take on the prompt, Gemma!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cad said...

Beware secret smiles...



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