June 01, 2008

Best Shot Monday ~ Past and Present

The images I share for my BSM were taken a couple weeks ago while visiting a friend's 100 year old home that they recently purchased. I love things vintage and am incredibly drawn to historic places and homes, so naturally I end up taking photos of such things.

The chipped fence that has surrounded this home for probably a century, I found charming. And then the classic, wooden toy that's probably older than I am, which I'm certain has given many children countless hours of joy, I loved. These shots are to honor the past and present, and to keeping the balance of both.

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13 comments:

Mia's Mama said...

Lovely shots...I wanna give those wheels a spin :)

Vered said...

These are great. I don't know if I would want to buy a very old house, but history does have a huge appeal. Just imagining all the lives that were lived in a place like this. Wow.

Maggie said...

These shots are both gorgeous -- you did a great job with the framing and composition!

Christina said...

Beautiful - words and photos! It's too bad simple, classic toys like that are so hard to find.

Andi said...

I love these shots. Something about them makes me feel a nostalgia that I do not recognize...they evoke a longing in me, yet comfort at the same time. Very interesting...great job.

Megan said...

lovely perspective in the fence shot.

Kara!!! said...

The fence is great - captured your thoughts perfetly!

Maya said...

I love both of these photos! So nostalgic!

Jen said...

Both shots are great. I especially love the little bike.

Golightly said...

I do so love all things vintage too. That fence line is just stunning!

Aub-Margret said...

Excellent pictures! Love the first one, it is stunning.

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Arizaphale said...

Well the toy maybe older than you are but it is certainly not older than I am!!! Or if it is it has never been left outside in the rain as our toys were......

Very nice composition and colour on these.

Mandaroo said...

I love old iron gates. Looks like a lovely place to visit.