Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sepia Saturday 363: 15 April 2017


Today I'm taking a quick break from the #AtoZChallenge to participate in good old Sepia Saturday. Yes I know it's Sunday here in Orstralia but in some parts of the world, it is still Saturday so....as soon as I saw this picture I knew which one from my collection I wanted to use.  Here it is...


Flat at Summer Hill in Nowranie Street


It's a bit of a crappy old dirty picture isn't it?  But there's some writing on the back which I think must be my mother's writing....except for the bit in darker ink down the bottom which is mine.




Transcription:

This ain't no master-piece but its not bad, considering, is it?  I mean, I didn't have the proper equipment. I vos very surprised and pleased.  Doesn't the chair look good?  Looks like a ????  I had it on about 20 books to get the height.  Dad would have corpsed.

And then my words are Flat at Summer Hill (Arthur Mee's).  I think my words were written maybe 20 years ago after my mother died.  I was showing some photos to my godmother and asking her where this was taken.

If anyone can interpret that word which looks like Janui to me, I'd be very grateful.

What's weird is I don't ever remember my mother saying "corpsed".  My grandfather would have been cross about her putting a chair on top of his precious books.

Here he is reading a book...another crap...but fab...photo.


Tom McLoughlin doing what he loved best


Here's a picture of 5 Nowranie Street taken by Google in September 2016.  I wonder how long those flats will stay there.


8 comments:

Kristin said...

I couldn't make out that word either. That 2nd photo is a great one. He is concentrating and the blurry edges just make it better.

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Barbara Rogers said...

It's a good reminder to think about composition of photos...which I very seldom put a bit of thought toward. Maybe there's a style of chair which was popular at the time...it's kind of like saying someone's beginning art looks like a Picasso.

Mike Brubaker said...

Both photos really capture the soft contrast of the Sepia theme image. The spelling of 'vas' for 'was' suggests that the mystery word is phonetic spelling with an accent.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I too like the reading photo, and whole technically dodgy, as kristin says it focuses on what he's doing. Looks like Janui to me too but can't find anything on google. May have been a familiar brand at the time. I love "corpsed" ...I may have to adopt it ;)

Jo Featherston said...

I have no idea what the chair might have been either. I'd like to think it was a Grant Featherston design, he being distantly related to my husband but no, it doesn't seem likely to have been one of his.

La Nightingail said...

The word she used for the chair could mean colorful in another language, but??? The picture itself, however, is a perfect match - fade-wise - to the prompt. Meanwhile, I love your second picture of your Dad reading. The fading around the edges simple enhances the real image in that case. :)

Karen S. said...

I think it's a telling photo, not crappy at all, and it marks a memory for you that now you've shared with us. Perfect if you ask me, and the mystery of the words, even more fun!

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Funny how those "crap" photos are treasured in later years...they do often tell a story. Love the one of Tom and I too intend to work corpsing into my vocabulary.