For some fool reason I am suddenly unable to upload images to my blog the way I normally do. After what feels like ages I finally figured out that I can upload them just fine if I do so in html mode. Here is a wonderful film clip circa 1920s whilst I try to work on a real post.
Sorry that this video is cut off on the right side. Not sure how to fix that!
But wait. Time out to click on the video below for a little mood music. Thanks to Andy Senior of Radiola who turned me on to this tune via his latest weekly show. You can listen to it in its entirety by clicking HERE. I wasn't familiar with this tune until this morn. Now I shall glide along doing my daily chores and my husband can listen to it repeatdly too. Thanks Andy!
Once upon a time they took a steamer to Eurupe. These images chronicle some of their adventures while there.
This first image is one of my faves because it is such a touristy cliche. It's a tie between this one and the two horse butts. We'll get to them later.
Even way back then they were striking this pose. I wonder if any of the current pigeons are descendants. I'm reminded of being stricken with horror at the sight of such high water marks everywhere inside St. Marks. To think that such a beautiful marvel shall crumble to dust someday. But then doesn't everything?
I also wonder if Mayra purchased this gold embellished leather album in Florence. I find it to remain in remarkable shape, soft and supple. There is no powdery dryness to the leather. Beware of powdery dryness when it come'th to old leather.
The Augustine 11/15/1930
I'm assuming that this couple didn't have a stateroom based on the comment written under this postcard. It referred to this as an example of a stateroom not an example of their stateroom. Wonder how much a stateroom cost in those days? Most likely a mere pittance compared to now.
Miss Mayra? Is this the woman in the photos or a ship companion? Guess we'll never know. Guess I shouldn't assume so much but I assumed that the woman in these photos was married to her male companion in most of them. Maybe he was just that, a male companion. Oh, maybe he was a male gigolo like in my last post! Naw. Somehow I doubt it.
These next photos remind me of the trip to Pompeii I made with my sister.
The House of Vetti. Now this is a fascinating place. Click HERE to view more recent images of this remarkably preserved (once) luxury Roman home.
These next two images were taken at the Roman Coliseum.
Arch of Constantine
The caption under this photo really peaked my interest. "Aldo & Fiat Florence 1/22/30.
Packing up. Linen curtains." Did she splurge on linen curtains whilst in Florence or was she referring to the beautiful photographs in this photo. Once again I am assuming that she is taking note of her own pretty curtains stashed away atop this car. Curtains like these in the windows must have been a common sight in her day.
Another classic shot in front of the Tower of Pisa.
Cruising on Lake Ponchatrain. Ha. Just checking to see if you're still awake. Lake Como.
This image of folks walking along a cliffside path seems simply enough until you read the caption written underneath and look again. "Bridal party at Castle Chillon Montreaux." Very possibly Miss Mayra(?) was trying to eyeball this special occasion without trying to look like like it. I know this for a fact because it's exactly what I would have done in this situation.
Close up of the productive bunch.
"Taken from our hotel window in Geneva." 4/9-4/12/30."
"Rose Festival at Nice."
"Pink roses and white lilacs & calla lilies."
"Pink carnations and calla lilies."
Now we can close our eyes for a moment and envision what this must have looked like.
Here we go. No detail was spared for this rose festival! Check out how prettily the horses butts were embellished!
Looking melancholy amongst the flowers. Wonder what was on her mind. Maybe she was watching her friends up on the porch whoop it up. Look closely how one pretty maid is dangling a large butterfly from the porch from what looks like a fishing pole.
I swooned when I came upon this little photo album and shall treasure it always and forever.
" Roman Coliseum 1930", "Arch of Constantine 1930", "Europe 1930", "Grand Tour", "House of Vetti circa 1930", "Paris 1930", "Pompeii 1930", "steamship 1930", "the ship Augustine 1930", "Travel 1930"