History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

19 July, 2011

Seeing the Sights

Hit by that familiar feeling of wanderlust? Do not fear, you are not alone! Join tourists from the 1890s and beyond to see the sights of the world!

Tour English Gothic cathedrals in an open-top tourist bus! c. 1920.  Source

Visit Mexico and stand on boardwalks over a waterfall (Cascade de Sumidero)! c. 1890. Source

Or visit the pyramids, on camels, in fashionable dress (that may cause you to wilt in the heat). Source

Admire Yosemite with sailors! 1945. Source

Tour colorized glaciers! c. 1900. Source

Go on a Venetian gondola tour! 1948. Source

Go on a guided tour of the Vatican! 1948. Source

Feed the pigeons in St. Mark's Square, Venice. 1947. Source

Join a tour aboard a sight-seeing automobile. (where? when? part of the fun!). Source

Watch your luggage being dealt with! New England, c. 1900. Source

Admire the Grand Canyon (in hats, of course)! 1946. Source

Feeling nervous about your friend nearing the edge? Holding him by his jacket will help. Source

Ride the observation car of the Canadian Pacific railroad! 1941. Source

Walk the streets of Nassau in the Bahamas! 1946. Source

(I am of course far too mature and classy to draw any attention to the name of the place behind them, or to giggle at it.)

Admire the Byzantine columns outside St. Pauls, Rome! 1948. Source

In the Alps, hop aboard a tank turned tourist railway! 1919. Source

Make sure and look the other way from strange slightly pornographic statues! Capri, Italy, 1948. Source

Take the traditional tourist shots! Coliseum, 1948. Source

Take loads of pictures! Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 1957. Source

1 comment:

An fellow traveler said...

I like these shots. Fun! I liked the one on the glacier - in colour! Some of those buses looked pretty crowded. Nice collection of photos. People like visiting all the sites, eh>

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