Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sepia Saturday 294 : 29 August 2015

Over the last few weeks I have been on planes, boats, trains and buses, but this weekend - for a change - I should be at home. And that means I will be able to take part in this week's Sepia Saturday challenge which features an old photograph of "Walsh's Royal Mail And Day Car" from the National Library Of Ireland archives. If you are joining in you can feature old photographs which - in some way or another - connect to any theme you choose to identify from this photograph. It might be travel, it might be overcrowding, it might be blankets - or it might be something else you have found in the theme image. All you need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 29th August 2015 and then add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting for the trip to start, have a look at what is further along the way.

So here we go. Hold tight. Off we go to Sepia Saturday 294.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sepia Saturday 293 : 22 August 2015

Whilst you think about your submission for Sepia Saturday 293 (post your post on or around Saturday 22 August 2015) I will be sat in some cafe in the old town of Prague, drinking the finest Czech Pilsner beer whilst the Good Lady Wife has gone off shopping. Whilst you look ahead at what is to come in the next week or two, I will be looking ahead to an evening trip down the Vltava River. Ah, such is life. Good luck to you all.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Sepia Saturday 292 : 15 August 2015

"The best things in life are free / But you can keep them for the birds and bees / Now give me money / That's what I want"

What more can I say? For Sepia Saturday 293 give me money (that's what I want): or there again you can give me banking or guards or notes or anything else you can find in our theme picture. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 15th August 2015 and then add a link to the list below. But before you get out your wallet and start sending me £10 notes, or $20 notes or €20 notes (that's what I want) you might want to have a look at what is around sepia corner.

All you need to do now is to get Day Tripper and Bridge Over Troubled Water out of your mind and submit your entry to Sepia Saturday 292.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sepia Saturday 291 : 8 August 2015

You might think that I am sat at home with my feet up in front of the telly: but I'm not. When you read this I will have gone away for a few days to North Wales (think of it as Wales watching) and this call for contributions will have appeared from afar (think of it as remote control). No doubt our few days away will involve shopping (there is a very nice second hand bookshop where we are going) and all television viewing will have to wait until we get back (the Tivo box has a very large hard drive). Whilst I am away you might want to turn your minds to television, shops and furniture - or indeed anything else you can find in our weekly theme image. Just post your post on or around the 8th August 2015 and add a link to the list below.

Changing channels for a moment, let us see what is ahead in the coming week or two.

Now that you have seen the future programme you can settle down to concentrate on Sepia Saturday 291. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sepia Saturday 290 : 1 August 2015

What better way to spend the day? Book into a smart hotel, relax with a glass of whatever you fancy, sit back and think about design. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week comes from the Flickr stream of the Internet Book Archive and features an advert for the Hotel Ostend in Atlantic City, NY. When I look at the illustration I think about hotels, obviously, but I also think about design because, to me, it is a beautifully designed illustration. What you see when you look at the illustration is the starting point for your post for Sepia Saturday 290 - post you posts on or around Saturday 1 August 2015 - and whichever way you interpret the theme will be quite acceptable.

But having booked into the Sepia Saturday Hotel, why not linger in the lobby for a few moments and browse through the list of themes in the coming few weeks.

Now the bell-boy is calling your name. It is time to put your post together and add a link to the list below so that other people can check-in and see what you are up to. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sepia Saturday 289 : 25 July 2015

It's alright for us up here in the northern hemisphere: it's summer and the chances are that - if you are anywhere else but West Yorkshire - the sun is shining. It's time for holidays; time for the sea and the sands. To illustrate this I have chosen a picture of one of the most iconic beaches of all, Bondi Beach, but you will have probably noticed that it is in the southern hemisphere which is in the middle of winter at the moment. So your theme can be summer, sun and sands or winter, snow and cold or old postcards, or waves or the Bondi Vet (I have included that last one in for my wife who is madly in love with the Bondi Vet). All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 25th July and add a link to the list below.

Before you fall asleep under the beach umbrella (norther hemisphere) / extra warm duvet (southern hemisphere), perhaps you would like to look ahead to the next few weeks.

You can think about all of those in the future, for now just join Sepia Saturday relaxing here on the beach. "Now Bruno, don't kick sand in my face!" "Marilyn, Marilyn, Bruno's kicking sand in my face again!"

Monday, 13 July 2015

Sepia Saturday 288 : 18 July 2015

Nobody could ever accuse Sepia Saturday of failing to challenge its followers. It would be so easy to give you an old photograph of a hat and suggest that the theme for Sepia Saturday 288 was "hats" and all you needed to do was to seek out any old photos featuring hats. But hats are easy and here on Sepia Saturday we don't do easy. So prompted by a photo we found on the Flickr Commons collection of the National Library of Ireland, we found ourselves thinking "we've never had pigs before". So pigs it is, or possibly butchers, or shops, or men in aprons .... or hats (well, pigskin hats). Whatever you choose to go with (and there is always the option if you are a craven coward to ignore any theme and just give us any old photograph), all you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 18th July 2015 and add a link to the list below.

Before you go looking for a pig in a poke you might want to take a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead.

That's what I like to see - a couple of weeks at the seaside before rushing back in front of the television for the start of the new football season. But forget all those future joys, it is time to bring home the bacon for Sepia Saturday 288.