[B]Were those the days?[/B]
Awful day outside today, cloudy with rain and then absolute humidity. But a great day inside! I ended up getting to finally look through slides that I found a week or so ago. I stumbled on an interesting little case while tossing out my recycling at a roadside station (that's a rural stop with about 20 bins in a row). Inside were about 300 slides. (....not sure why these memories were discarded but I suspect they were excess to the intended inheritance!)
Very curious indeed!
Well my father-in-law dropped an old projector over a few days ago and with things being unsuitable outside we sat down and watched the slides. Took about 2 hours to load and watch them, and 99% were horrid. Out of focus, over/under-exposed or simply boring churches, bridges, boats, planes and the like. There were a few (about 10) street shots and these were intriguing, even just to spy the fashion in the 60's.
On the whole these slides were awful and I suspect taken by a father and son. In a few shots you can make out a despondent mother and in every frame she is clutching an old box brownie. She always looks so distant and forlorn. Oddly I only really liked a few shots. Noting that the father and son are in most of these frames, and they have such a distinctive style, I suspect these few frames were actually made by the sad wife and mother.
Here's one of her's (forgive the quality as I only shot the projected image from the wall...
Shot today's image of the slide-box and projector straight after watching the show - and tred to capture, not only the emotion of nostalgia, but also the colours of the images projected on my wall. A very interesting exercise, I think I'd like to hunt down more old slides...