Thursday, September 27, 2012

Europe 1978, Part 2

I couldn't figure out why this picture was included amongst the beautiful travel photos in the "Europe 1978" albums I found at the Goodwill.

Then I saw the sign ... and realized this was a Bed and Breakfast that  "anonymous" apparently stayed at on their whirlwind trip through Europe (in the Ireland portion of their album).

And it's not often I find a photo that encompasses so many of the memes I love ...

There are "hearts" in the fence and gate if you look closely.
 There's the "fence" itself.
There's the B&B "sign".
That bottom window has interesting "reflections" ...
And this is definitely a "Vintage" photo!

Did I miss any?


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Europe 1978, Part 1

I couldn't believe it when I found 2 photo albums at the Goodwill Outlet Store ... full of wonderful pictures from someone's trip to Europe.

On the flyleaf of each album is written  "Europe 1978". There are no other identifying marks. Some of the photos have small typewritten identification tags, but most are missing. I have had a blast trying to identify some of the more famous places!

This is one of the shots taken in Ireland ...don't you just love the contrast of the cart being driven past the car?

The albums include shots from: Ireland, England, France and Italy.
I can't imagine how they ended up at the Goodwill.

But ... someone's loss is my gain!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pepi le Piu

I was grinning at "Beth's Artworx" - and Sissie's whimsical drawing of her 1964 VW Bug.
And I knew what I had to do!!!

I had to search until I found this picture of Sissie and her car (with the most awesome name of "Pepi le Piu Flea Longstock, Jr. (aka stinky little furry feet, the second)" - taken during a snowstorm back in the 70's.

(Check out Jane's "Vintage Weekly" to see more fun old photos!)

And in keeping with the themes ... I just had to add a snowy heart!

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday"!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stonehenge (USA) Postcard and Photo

I got this postcard a long time ago, because we used to travel frequently through the Columbia Gorge - and stopped at Stonehenge whenever we could. It has always fascinated me!

"Washington state's replica of Stonehenge was built by entrepreneur Samuel Hill as a memorial to the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives in WWI.  Construction of Stonehenge was started in 1918 and completed in 1929."

More information about Samuel Hill and his contributions to this area can be found at the Maryhill Museum web site.

On one of our trips to Stonehenge, probably in the mid 1980's, I used my small pocket camera to snap these two pictures ... which, thanks to the digital age, I have now stitched together into one shot.

To see postcards from around the world, visit "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy" - and join us for "Postcard Friendship Friday".

If you have posted an old photo, please it link up with Jane's "Vintage Weekly"!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Found Negatives!

I finally processed some more of the negatives I found at the Goodwill a couple of months ago. The shots were from a trip someone took to an abandoned quarry. Some of the pictures appear to be from the 1960's or 1970's, so I'm assuming these shots are from that same time frame.

I'm not sure why this picture was taken of the trash can ...but there is nice scenery in the background!

It looks like someone was building something?
Or maybe tearing down an old shed???

I haven't participated in "Vintage Weekly" for a while, but I figured it was about time!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Found Sign on Graffiti

My friend Matt, who does security work at "The Abandoned", was attempting to weld a metal plate onto the entrance to "the tunnel" - to keep out thrill seekers who think it's haunted ...

He asked me if I could keep an eye on his equipment while he went to the shop to get some more supplies. Of course! - what a wonderful opportunity to hang out and admire some of the artwork in the ruined sanctuary.

I had to laugh, though, when I found this piece of notebook paper taped to one of the large graffiti murals.

"Help Me"

To see signs from around the world, visit Lesley's "Signs, Signs".

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Marriage Proposal ...

It was just a piece of folded yellowed paper, tucked into a book at a thrift store.

When I opened it up and read it, I giggled in awe.
And wondered how someone could have thrown this one away!

I wish I knew the story behind this delightful marriage proposal.