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The Way We Were

 

In the Cobbler's Shop at Blists Hill Victorian Town,

Ironbridge, England.



 

The Way We Were

 

In the Cobbler's Shop at Blists Hill Victorian Town,

Ironbridge, England.



 

comments (45)

  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 14 May 2012, 01:59
Looking at your pictures from your England trip is going to be fun smile
Ginnie Hart: It's sure been fun for me, Geoff, so thank you! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 May 2012, 02:10
Thinking this was Chris' living-room, I was trying to find Ratty #10...
Ginnie Hart: Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea to look, Ray! smile
"Misty water-coloured memories
Of the way we were"
One of my favorites Ginnie... i play it all the timesmile

Only you could give this photo of the Cobbler's Shop the perfect colour....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: One of my favorite songs, too, Peter, with Barbra singing. smile Thank you for your kind words.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 May 2012, 06:14
This is an nice atmospheric collection Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was such a nice atmospheric place, Chris. I'll never forget it. Thanks.

Now be safe as you travel....
I prefer Wertheim to Singer smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! And to think I've never heard of that brand, Juan Carlos. I guess Singer made off like a bandit, didn't he! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 May 2012, 06:17
Oh, this must have been an eldorado for the eyes to look around - so many old things and even a Singer machine... - this were my shop, too, and I love the brown toning you have given the photo!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. This is proof that Singer really got around and has stood the test of time. I love these old reenactments of time gone past.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 May 2012, 06:18
Absolute delightful picture. You caught the mood very well. I saw a few Singer machines for different purposes in that wonderful village.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. It was so fu to see all these old-timey reenactments. We sure had fun, didn't we!
Wonderful bits and doings Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Bits-n-pieces, Bill, indeed. It was a great place, wasn't it. Thanks. Now go and have a great trip! Be safe.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 May 2012, 07:15
This picture brings out details not so apparent on the day, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Lisl. It was a great place, wasn't it!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 May 2012, 07:30
It's fascinating to get a glimpse into days long gone. This was when we "made do and mend" rather than throw it away as we do now. Your editing gives this a very aged feel.
Ginnie Hart: The older I get the more I love these old-timey scenes, Alan. I hate our throw-away culture today. I still try to make things last forever!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 14 May 2012, 07:35
Great monochrome, this election is maybe, the best.The old tools have a fantastic textures, and the shoes too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I love seeing old scenes like this.
I had to look twice! Have you ever thought how close the two words, Singer and Ginger are?
Ginnie Hart: No, Chad. I must say I have never thought of that, but thanks for telling me. grin Have a great trip today. Don't forget your camera.
Treatment working to fine evocative effective here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Fred. Thank you.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 14 May 2012, 09:59
A wonderful capture of this beautiful antique Singer Ginnie. Those days people did not have it as easy as now.....but the machines still did beautiful work.
Ginnie Hart: Those machines surely stood the test of time, Laurette! Thank you.
A lovely shot Ginnie,great treatment, I must have missed this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frank. This was one of those windows where Astrid popped in her head and I followed suit with my camera. smile
Such a lovely old style
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love and admire what they went through in that day and age, Chantal, right?! Bedankt.
Even the old receipts are there. Cool!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary. Very cool. smile Thanks.
Oh lovely Ginnie. I had something rather similar but never used it. I also had a mangle which I did use. It saved having to go to the gym lol
Ginnie Hart: LOL, indeed. I remember using a mangle in my day, too. grin
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 14 May 2012, 11:35
Wow, this is unbelievable. Doe this date back to the early 1900?
Great processing - colour tones.
Splendid work.
Ginnie Hart: The closest I have found, Elsabe, is that this is from the mid-to-end of the 19th century! Amazing. Thanks.
I can almost smell the scene, very evocative Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 May 2012, 12:19
Lots of atmosphere there! What photo opportunities smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne. I have a feeling we barely scratched the surface!
I can just picture that Singer in action, Ginnie; the cobbler bent over in concentration repairing boot after boot. I can almost smell the leather.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Beverly. Exactly as you have said it! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 May 2012, 13:12
It's lovely to see how things were, but I'm glad we don't have to use sewing machines like this and bring in the coal in a bucket any more!
Ginnie Hart: In the end, we probably never really do want to go back to those good ol' days. You're right, Ingrid! Thanks.
Well you know I LOVE this!!
Ginnie Hart: A bit of wabi-sabi, Robin? smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 14 May 2012, 15:38
Coal in the bucket? The scene looks as if the owners just walked away... Must have been fascinating to explore!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sue! Those were the days. These "reenactments" really are something else, aren't they. Thanks.
Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Victoria. Tack.
  • Richard Trim
  • I am in Surrey for a few days
  • 14 May 2012, 15:57
Fine stuff ...I've got one of those Singer base frames ... Made it into a garden table with a piece of washstand marble on it.
Ginnie Hart: Those Singers make great models all over the world, Richard, even in the garden. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 May 2012, 16:10
Hello Darlin'... well you certainly don't like for subject matter! i like this picture, and the processing really suits it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elaine!
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 14 May 2012, 16:21
the tone you've applied to this is perfect. gives it a leathery feel if you know what i mean. quite a collection of finds there.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I think they found everything they could and just made it fit! smile
This is a fine image Ginnie, it all looks, and is, so old. I guess you'll come up with some of your usual excellent observations from your trip to Englandland.
Ginnie Hart: This was so much like Dudley, Brian, so it almost feels like a repeat, if you know what I mean. smile Thanks.
Nice work on this one Ginnie the tones work well
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, kind sir.
This old scene is a delight Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I never tire of these old-timey scenes. Merci.
Probably not too different from the tailor's workplace my great grandfather had - although he never rose to have a shop!
Ginnie Hart: Surely very similar, Tom! Thanks.
Really beautiful in sepia.
Sepia is like your trademark, G.

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was modelled by Isaac Singer's wife?!

I came across this fact in a book about Cornwall.
Now, I don't remember the missing link between Singer and Cornwall....
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, LC. And you have given me my education because, NO, I did not know that about Isaac Singer's wife! My My My.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 May 2012, 23:19
I love your vintage treatment of this one smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry.
nice find!!! my dad has one of those sewing machines ... real classic!
Ginnie Hart: My mom had one, too, Dennis. So many memories for most of us. Thanks.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 15 May 2012, 03:13
wow, those are really old.. smile nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: They sure have stood the test of time, Rian! Too bad everything wasn't built to last like this. Thanks.
Awesome Ginnie! Reminds me of your other old singer photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth, and YES. You could say I'm giving Singer lots of free press. smile
excellent old pieces and very good to see them smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi. These old bits-n-pieces stand the test of time.
That is very cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
j'apprécie la teinte et je me demandais si tu as utilisé un filtre où au moins que ce soit l'iso 1600 qui rend cette couleur vieilli
Ginnie Hart: No filter, l'Angevine. Just PhotoShop. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 May 2012, 09:19
What a great find! Love these ancient relics..and the happenstance composition.
Ginnie Hart: I love these old-timey reenactmenbts, Marcie. So nostalgic! Thank you.
  • tede
  • France
  • 15 May 2012, 17:34
A lot of items that are more than memories, splendid and magnificent picture tone. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tede. I love how they pack so much into these reenactments of yesteryear. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 15 May 2012, 18:00
Captures the atmosphere beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 May 2012, 19:32
I saw a few of the Singer sewing machines on the flee market the other day. A wonderful collection of odd things.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Frida! Thanks.

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