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 August, 2011


A nighttime walk through streets of the past. 

Sydney Town hall, at the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth, Jan. 1, 1901. Source

Jefferson Street, Richmond, Virginia, 1960. Source

Indooroophilly Bridge, Brisbane, Aus.... undated, my guess is 20s-40s. Source

Lights on a street in Washington, DC, c. 1910. Source

A snowy night in Woodstock, Vermont, 1940. Source

The Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, lit up for the coronation, 1937. Source

Train yard in Los Angeles, 1943, with lights shaded from above as per blackout regulations. Source

The Tivoli amusement park, Copenhagen, 1952. Source

The Palace of Industries at an exhibition in Auckland, NZ, 1913. Source

Night view of the Seattle World's Fair, 1962. Source

Lava flowing into the town of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Italy, during the 1944 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Source

And Mt. Vesuvius itself, during the 1944 eruption. Source

Auckland Town Hall, NZ, lit up for a (the?) Peace Celebration, 1919. Source

Fireworks on the harbour, possibly Sydney, Australia, c. 1930. Source

The lights of New York-- 52nd Street, 1948. Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting photos. I really liked them. But what is the history behind the name "Indooroophilly' in Brisbane???? There may be a story there. :-)

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