“At Cannes. In a villa where the little orphans of the war are raised. Recreational dance,” ca. 1914 – ca. 1918, photographer unknown, via the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie Commons on flickr.
The photo is one of over 1,800 donated to the archives of Seine-Maritime in Rouen and the Université de Caen by the founder of Lafond Printing in Rouen. The sepia photographs have been digitized in their original condition: glued on bristol board with handwritten captions identifying places and scenes. Most of the pictures concern World War I.
You can click on the image to enlarge it.
Winter garden (interior), Nice, French Riviera, between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900, a photochrom by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
There is another view of this structure here. It was probably connected to one of the city’s grand casinos.
“Cairo’s public gardens on Gezireh,” between 1950 and 1977, hand-colored slide by Matson Photo Service, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
This garden may have been located on or near the current site of the Cairo Marriott Hotel.
Porch at the Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Naples, Florida, February 16, 1960, by Gottsho-Schleisner, Inc., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
I spent last week in Pretoria, South Africa, trying to find out why I have ringing in my ears. Pretty much as I expected, there was no real answer.
I came away with a lot of MRI images of the inside of my head and these snapshots of the beautiful huge palm trees of Venning Park, next to the American Embassy.
I wish I could have also captured the lovely silky quality of Pretoria’s early winter light.
Tomorrow: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by May Dreams Gardens.