Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 178; Portraiture;

My grandmother Franziska born 1889 and died 1922 shortly after her last son was born. He is still alive and well. I don't know when this photo was taken. She married in 1914. She had five of her children before she was married to her husband. It was the custom,women  were not shunned when they had children out of wedlock. Then she had 5 more.Two boys died as babies, 2 boys died in WW 2. Her Mother was Theresia Marchetti-Schneeberger, she had two daughters, my grandmother Franziska and Aloisia who went to live in Italy.
Original colour of the portrait

My Mother Rosalia born 1910. I like this portrait from 1929 very much. She was always an elegant lady.She was also a very strong woman. I remember the scarf and the lavender violet brooch. It was made from velvet and tucked softly into a lavender box. Original colour of  the portrait.

Myself,  1959, oh my hairdo! That is the original colour of the portrait.

Marie-Louise 1989, my first born daughter;
Portrait original colour changed to sepia. Unfortunately there are some white age spots on the photo.

 Raphaelle Portia 2012,  her daughter, my first grand daughter.
Portrait original colour.

As it is said so eloquently in Latin


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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Thursday; not yet...W

Winter, just the first taste of it...

...brilliant sunrises...

..wrapped up in winter woollies...

..daylight at 6:30 AM.. seasons beauties in the garden.

I like this subtle season’s change to softer light, 
 seek out the sunniest spot in the morning sun
and  watch the birds  noisy and bold,
 feast  on  the  cotoneaster ‘s coral berries. 

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wednesday; scary;

The Gates of Hell
  a 100 meter wide hole found in Turkmenistan. A 1971 Soviet drilling accident caused the hole to leak dangerous gases. Scientists figured the best solution was to burn them off so they set fire to them. It has been burning non-stop since then and its glow can be seen from miles away. It is not known when (or if) the fires will burn out.

Courtesy share LISTVERSE Jamie Frater

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tuesday; facts;

Holes in pen lids were introduced to prevent suffocation regardless how far down the airway the lid  may be lodged.

In Amsterdam, the tiles under Shipol's urinals would pass inspection for cleanliness. Nobody might notice it.  What is noticed, that each urinal has a fly in it. If you look harder the fly turns into a black outline of a fly etched into the porcelain. It improves the aim! If a man sees the fly he aims at it!

Fly-in-urinals research found that etchings reduce spillage by 80%. Does this give you something to think about? It is the perfect example of process control.

Enjoy a nice week.