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Sunday, 17 April 2016

In Our Town

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ca_20150914_006 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[3 imagini: militari, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150914_006 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[3 imagini: militari, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150914_006 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[3 imagini: militari, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150719_007 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[2 imagini: militari, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150914_014 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Militar, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)
Anna Wickham: The Fired Pot

In our town, people live in rows.
The only irregular thing in a street is the steeple;
And where that points to, God only knows,
And not the poor disciplined people!

And I have watched the women growing old,
Passionate about pins, and pence, and soap,
Till the heart within my wedded breast grew cold,
And I lost hope.

But a young soldier came to our town,
He spoke his mind most candidly.
He asked me quickly to lie down,
And that was very good for me.

For though I gave him no embrace --
Remembering my duty --
He altered the expression of my face,
And gave me back my beauty.

Anna Wickham (1884-1947): The Fired Pot, from The Man with a  Hammer, 1916
 

ca_20150917_004 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150917_002 | by Costică Acsinte Archive
 
[Familie, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150917_010 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150915_007 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)
 
ca_20150915_008 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150915_009 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150730_005 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[Cuplu, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150915_011 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[3 imagini: portrete, planfilm, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

ca_20150915_011 | by Costică Acsinte Archive

[3 imagini: portrete, planfilm, Romania]: photo by Costică Acsinte (1897-1984), sometime after 1920 (Costică Acsinte Archive)

entrance | by valentin dontov

Entrance. Iasi, Romania: photo by valentin dontov, 2 February 2012

Depreche Mode? | by muni77

Depreche Mode? Iasi, Romania: photo by Peter, 16 March 2011

"Lake surrounded by mountains in an unknown location" (is lakes of Killarney) | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

"Lake surrounded by mountains in an unknown location" [Upper Lake of Killarney, Gallavally, County Kerry]: photo by Fergus O'Connor, c. 1900-1920 (Fergus O'Connor Collection, National Library of Ireland)

"Lake surrounded by mountains in an unknown location" (is lakes of Killarney) | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

"Lake surrounded by mountains in an unknown location" [Upper Lake of Killarney, Gallavally, County Kerry]: photo by Fergus O'Connor, c. 1900-1920 (Fergus O'Connor Collection, National Library of Ireland)

Distillery, Bushmills, Co. Antrim | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim: photo by Robert French, between 1865 and 1914 (Lawrence Photographic Collection, National Library of Ireland)

Distillery, Bushmills, Co. Antrim | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim: photo by Robert French, between 1865 and 1914 (Lawrence Photographic Collection, National Library of Ireland)

Elkhorn | by efo

Elkhorn (San Miguel, California): photo by efo, 3 April 2016

Elkhorn | by efo

Elkhorn (San Miguel, California): photo by efo, 3 April 2016

Pants | by efo

Pants (Chinatown, San Francisco): photo by efo, 9 April 2016
 
Pants | by efo

Pants (Chinatown, San Francisco): photo by efo, 9 April 2016


Water dishes | by efo

Water dishes (San Luis Obispo, California)
: photo by efo, 2 April 2016
 
Water dishes | by efo

Water dishes (San Luis Obispo, California): photo by efo, 2 April 2016

Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled] (Feanwalden): photo by JelleS, 1 March 2016

Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled] (Feanwalden): photo by JelleS, 1 March 2016

Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled]
: photo by JelleS, 13 December 2015

Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled]: photo by JelleS, 13 December 2015
 
Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled]
: photo by JelleS, 13 December 2015
 
Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled]: photo by JelleS, 13 December 2015

Dam Nation | by LowerDarnley

Dam Nation. Page, Arizona.: photo by Jim Rohan, 13 April 2016

Monument Valley #5 | by LowerDarnley

Monument Valley #5. Arizona/Utah border.: photo by Jim Rohan, 9 April 2016

Jesus Saves | by Thomas Hawk

Jesus Saves [Los Angeles]: photo by Thomas Hawk, 31 December 1999

Jesus Saves, Plate 2 | by Thomas Hawk

Jesus Saves, Plate 2
: photo by Thomas Hawk, 31 December 1999
 
Untitled | by achangeinscenery
 
From the 9th floor of the 1927 United Artists Theatre building, now Los Angeles' own Ace Hotel: photo by achangeinscenery, 1 February 2014
 
Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance | by achangeinscenery

Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Belle & Sebastian billboard in front of the United Artists Theatre / Ace Hotel: photo by achangeinscenery, 23 December 2014
 
Resentful? | by michaelj1998

Resentful? Oceanside, Caliornia.
: photo by michaelj1998, 8 April 2016


Resentful? | by michaelj1998

Resentful? Oceanside, Caliornia.
: photo by michaelj1998, 8 April 2016

Cheap dates | by michaelj1998

Cheap dates. Los Angeles, California.: photo by michaelj1998, 24 March 2016

Cheap dates | by michaelj1998

Cheap dates. Los Angeles, California.: photo by michaelj1998, 24 March 2016

Jesus, Orlando | by austin granger

Jesus, Orlando: photo by Austin Granger, 21 March 2016

Portland | by austin granger

Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 15 April 2016

Portland | by austin granger

Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 25 March 2016

Brentwood Street, Portland | by austin granger

Brentwood Street, Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 25 March 2016

Untitled | by JelleS

[Untitled] (Skiermuontseach)
: photo by JelleS, 15 April 2016

5 comments:

TC said...

Billie Jean first time ever moonwalk feat. anna wickham 1983

Sandra said...

beautiful poem and photos !

tpw said...

Good to see Jesus finally cracking a smile.

Wooden Boy said...

A colleague at work grew up near the lakes of Killarney, her one place of escape through a miserable childhood. She's forever talking about it.

"the poor, disciplined people"

Everything kept in good order, with a steeple for the vertical and the terraceds for the horizontal.

TC said...

Pleased that you enjoyed, Sandra.

Terry, Jesus of Orlando is plainly in the market for a smile. Or possibly, if he's looking up, truck parts, in such times.

The National Library of Ireland manages wonderfully the dusty labour of taking the Drear out of Archive. The posters and commenters have great fun, in the Irish way, in providing and often postulating whole swatches of local knowledge (and of course interesting speculation) re. the national heritage. One finds out, for example, that the Bushmills works has not changed much, any more than has, for that matter, the Bushmills. (Perhaps not even at the Elkhorn.) Duncan, that particular panorama of the Upper Lake of Killarney has a bit of mystery hid up its sleeve. When it's made quite large, as in the iteration here, a close look reveals some sort of foolery occurring in the foliage tucked away in the lower right corner. Nobody knows quite who is doing what to or with whom, in that bush.