Cannes, France

“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.

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Home again

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.