This week, Cee has us looking for two of anything for her Black & White Photo Challenge. Going through the photo files it wasn’t too difficult to find pairs both in nature and everyday items.
Pairs of shoes at the Stephenson County Historical Museum in Freeport, Illinois.
Two horses waiting to pull a hay wagon at Willow Springs Garden in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Two ducks enjoying a sunny day at Historical Wheeler Farm in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A pair of warriors at the Chinese Lantern Festival in the Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis.
Two of the elk in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything
When I was a child growing up in London, I yearned to possess a doll house such as the one my friend owned. It was a large, three-storied wooden house with furniture and lighting and I was green with envy. I was too young to understand that my parents couldn’t afford to gratify my craving for such a lavish toy and when they did eventually buy me a small, metal 4-room house, I can remember the feeling of bitter disappointment which I hope I managed to hide. Perhaps this is why now, as an adult, I can’t resist the occasional urge to buy a wooden dollhouse and splurge out on fixtures and fittings or gaze longingly at really fancy houses and miniature furniture in museums such as those pictured below at the Stephenson County Historical Museum in Freeport, Illinois.
I’m currently renovating an old house that I bought at a thrift store and every time our granddaughter visits she looks to see how far I’ve got with the decorating, her little fingers itching to rearrange the furniture. I want to tell her that this is not the kind of toy that you play with. This is just for looking at, not for touching, but then I remember the house that I longed for when I was her age and I have to relent. “OK kid, but be careful.”
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teddy Bears, Dolls, Toys
Lights! Camera! Action! This week, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge puts lights in the spotlight. I hadn’t realized how many pictures of lights I had until I went through the photo files looking for suitable images. Here are just a few.
Light stands in Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago.
Still in downtown Chicago. Kids enjoying some summer fun at the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.
A chandelier at the Chicago History Museum.
Traveling north to Door Country in Wisconsin, a close-up of the lighthouse on Cana Island.
Two set pieces including lamps at Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina and Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Iowa.
Lights on a vintage car at the Joliet Historical Museum in Illinois.
Lights on a terrace at the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lights
Time for Norm’s Thursday Doors and these are really hot! Whenever we take a tour of an old house or go to a history museum I’m always fascinated by the different styles of old-time stoves and ovens. Some of the workmanship on them can be quite intricate. For more on Norm’s Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/thursday-doors-november-3rd-2016/
Cee has us looking through a window for this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Whether looking in or looking out, I guess it doesn’t matter. There’s something to be seen either way.
Looking out through the windows of the Milwaukee Art Museum onto Lake Michigan.
Looking in through the windows of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Looking out through the windows of the Natural History Museum at the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Looking in through the windows of the same building you would think you’d see something different but because of their reflective surface you get a similar view of the Wasatch Mountains.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/10/27/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-looking-through-a-window/
The subject for this week’s Photo Challenge set by Nancy at The Daily Post is Shine. Looking through the photo files I came across these three images that I thought might work. The first, a brilliant cut-glass bowl, was on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The second was the result of an experiment with some glass marbles (too much time on my hands) and the third was a Christmas window at Macy’s (or possibly it was still Marshall Fields in those days) in downtown Chicago. For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/shine/
This is my first visit to Norm’s Thursday Doors. I’ve often seen fascinating posts by fellow bloggers with some splendid pictures of doors and I wondered if I had anything in the old photo files that might be worth sharing so I’m kicking off my participation in this weekly feature with three images from Wisconsin. The first is the door to the outhouse at Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County. The second is an old boxcar at Green Bay Railway Museum and the third is the door of the Sheboygan/Fond Du Lac stagecoach on display at the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House in Greenbush, Wisconsin. I hope these fit the bill. For more on Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/thursday-doors-october-20-2016/