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

20 March, 2012

Another Rainy Day

Rainy scenes, from the beautiful to the miserable.

Rain in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia, 1937. Source

Troops bicycle through the rain in Rome, 1940. Source

British troops march through the mud, rain, and barrage smoke in the Netherlands, 1944. Source

17th of May parade in Stongfjorden, Norway, 1900s. Source

A woman on a rainy street in NYC, 1967. Source

Summer rain in Sydney, Australia, 1935. Source

An English policeman, London, c.1900-1919. Source

A flooded betting ring at the races in Sydney, 1941. Source

People march through the rain, Moscow, 1947. Source

Women go out in the rain, Korea, c. 1904. Source

People sweep rain off the street, Tokyo, c. 1930. Source

A Vassar student holds her jacket over her head, because umbrellas are taboo on campus [for some reason I can't find out]. USA, 1936. Source

People walk in the rain outside Lord Byron's house in Pisa, Italy, 1924. Source

Tompkins Square Park, NYC, 1967. Source

More 1930s rain in Sydney. Source

Vendors at a market wear hats and coats against the rain, Hue, Vietnam, 1961. Source

A flooded street in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, 1922. Source

A man in coat and souwester, Australia, undated. Source

Kids play after a rainfall, Wisconsin, 1947. Source

An old woman selling fish in the rain, Santiago, Chile, 1950. Source

The line for the mess at a military base hospital on a rainy day in France, 1918. Source

Peasants walk in the rain in a village [Jasina] in Czechoslovakia, 1937. Source

A man walks along a rainy street in Benares, 1944. Source

A doorman stands out in the rain, London, 1950. Source

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