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Hold Yourself Together


The weekend is almost here!

Inside the City Museum of Winchester, England.

Hold Yourself Together


The weekend is almost here!

Inside the City Museum of Winchester, England.

comments (37)

barely holding it together would be a better title!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dennis. I think you're right! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Dec 2011, 02:52
Beautiful, hand-blown vessels, with that wonderful patina of age burnt on.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. I'm a glutton for stuff like this in museums.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Dec 2011, 04:59
WOW.... what a fabulous presentation of these glass bottles.
It is worthy to be in the museum' catalogue!!
TGIF smile
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. You're too kind. We'll have your tea and cookies over the weekend and allow you to catch your breath again!
I am thinking that it took a long time to rebuild these great artifacts Ginnie.... it took lots of glue and patience... something that we need at our agegrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Peter. Archaeology has always fascinated me to no end. It's a lot of pain-staking work but so worth it.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2011, 06:54
Is this Roman glass, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Elisabeth. We were there less than 10 minutes, so I flew in like a breeze. My guess is it is!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Dec 2011, 07:02
Great image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
It just shows what you can do with superglu!

I like Astrid's picture too

Have a great weekend. We've got the booksale tomorrow and Santa's grotto on Sunday
Ginnie Hart: Superglue put to its best use, Bill. I love archaelogical finds like this. I just wish I had paid attention to how old it is.

I'll let Astrid know you liked her picture. She's feeling a bit stressed right now and decided to disable comments.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2011, 07:05
Oh, this looks like Roman glasses -very precious! (My grandfather brought with him such a precious glass from his time when he worked in Palestine as archaeologist)
Ginnie Hart: My mom was totally fascinated by archaelogy, Philine, so I have picked some of it up from her. How they can put these things together like this still astounds me! Hartstikke bedank.

Fijn weekend verder. (We still are planning to drive to Düsseldorf tomorrow, in spite of the rain forecast. Wish us some dry moments while there!)
j'adore l'effet de la texture
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Dec 2011, 08:11
This is conservation at its most delicate Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Pain-staking conservation, Chris! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Dec 2011, 08:14
The jugs are jiggling and one is cracking at the seams. Seams?
Anyhow, stay jolly - the weekend will mend it all.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I knew you'd understand, Louis. grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2011, 08:29
Finish restoration by the museum staff. Obviously the vessels were not mass produced; love the different shapes.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan, and thanks. You were there that day but I don't remember if you went inside with us. That's when Joy was looking for a place to eat. smile
Fragile. The one on the left was used for olive oil smile
Ginnie Hart: Fragile, indeed, Juan Carlos. Olive oil makes sense to me. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Dec 2011, 09:26
Such gorgeous ancient glass. Love the exquisite detail in this.
Ginnie Hart: I'm a glutton for stuff like this, Marcie. Thank you.
That looks like pretty old glass!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. I just wish I had paid attention to how old!
What beautiful glass this is. I can see the age.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I can, too. smile
I think these might be Roman Ginnie. Great picture. Hope your weekend is good.
Ginnie Hart: I think you may be right, Frances. Thank you...and you, too.
and we look forward to it a lot
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chantal.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2011, 10:36
These must have been found in an archaeology dig somewhere, I would love to be able to piece these treasures back together smile
Have a great weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: My mom was always fascinated by archaeolgy, Linda, which is where I must have picked it up. I think a dig would be very exciting! Thanks.
Lovely tones & colours as always Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Dec 2011, 11:51
Super examples of glassware. Very craftsmanshipish Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. I thought so, too. smile
A very nice collection and shot, I bet they once held some interesting liquids smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. I'm very sure! smile
Hi Ginnie!

Great photo and well captured. I always wonder about the history of historic items like these. How life was during the times surrounding their usage, etc.

Obviously these were painstakingly unearth from the grips of time. Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jimi. The stories they could tell!
Yes, almost there!
You mean Holland time not American time, right? wink

TGIF. wink
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, LC. grin
Roman or not it is certainly very old.
Ginnie Hart: Older than the dirt in which they were once buried, Brian, right? smile
nice lighting and DOF
brings these pieces to life
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rob. Thanks!
You have presented them beautifully Ginnie. They go back a bit don't they
Ginnie Hart: Longer back than I could ever remember , Janet, that's for sure. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2011, 18:55
Hurrah the weekend is here ;-)

I love the different textures and the reflections.
Ginnie Hart: YAAY! And thanks, Cherry.
I am pretty together today, Ginnie, but I can always use encouragement! Fine still life...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sometimes we all feel like Humpty-Dumpty, put back together again. smile Thanks, Larry.
Glass is a wonderful medium to use for containers (I am assuming that these were made for practical use, all those years back) today all we have are coke bottles and the like.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Martin. I like the way you think! smile Thanks.
  • noel
  • france
  • 3 Dec 2011, 08:54
nice work on your photo I like their tones
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel. Merci.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 3 Dec 2011, 16:20
This almost looks like a studio shot. Very sharp and focused as well ... i always end up blurring things when I go to museums ... I gotta get a tripod. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Emily. I don't normally take shots like this so I can't speak to blurriness. It sounds like I was lucky...especially since I didn't have a tripod. Thank you.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 3 Dec 2011, 20:53
that's a cool title for this post.. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Rian. That's all I could think of. smile
You framed these so perfectly! I love seeing the reflection and the light shining through!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Elizabeth.
Wonderfully symbolic and artistically rendered image Ginnie. So far I am holding it together this weekend, in spite of photography deadlines, and the approaching holiday season...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. It's that time of the year when things do need to be held together...lest we break apart! I once worked in a psychiatric hospital and this was the time of the year when we received the most patients!
You have a similar taste smile. I like taking pictures of old things - in museums or old houses... There's much more to 'see' in them than in the things, made in factories.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Jozica. The older the better, as far as I'm concerned. smile Thanks.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2011, 07:13
WONDERFUL! I´m lookin for a pic like this one for our balkonysmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You found it then, Luiza?! grin

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