Black and white…

I can remember – just – when my parents had a black and white television. I remember my father’s old camera, too, with its black and white photos, most of which are unfortunately now lost. At some point, a new set replaced our b/w one, colour photos arrived too – and that was the start of life in glorious technicolour.

So it was fun last week when I was challenged to the latest ‘thing’ on Facebook:
‘Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.’
I kept the rules on FB, but no explanation was a bit tough. So here are my seven b/w pics of my life – with explanations.

This is the old bridge over the Aare in Olten, Switzerland, where I lived the first year I was here.

Above is part of the remaining old town wall here in Arbon, where I live. It dates around the 13th century.

Now we have my lantern on the balcony. An English class gave it to me when I stopped the day job. It makes for a lovely, spooky winter view, in front of the woods…

This one’s a bit of a cheat because I hit the wrong filter when I was saving it – but it’s so nearly b/w, I just left it… It’s the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, and I’ve climbed all the way up there.

Above is one of my favourite sights…

I took this one last autumn when I was visiting Son 2 in Prague. I have no idea what’s going on there…

This little chap’s in St Gallen, our nearest large town. I’m not sure what he’s about either, but he’s very cute.

Back to the world of colour now. I may have some book news next week… watch this space! 🙂

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4 Responses to Black and white…

  1. Terry Tyler says:

    Love these photos, Linda. Black and white is so much more atmospheric than all the colour in the world!

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  2. Your black and white photographs are just as stunning as your colour ones, Linda. 🙂

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