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

Night

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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