A quick check on Google learns that this is a picture taken in Keene, New Hampshire after what is called 'the great storm' on March 13, 1888. The man cleaning the street is Mr. C. -what's in a name- Dustin. Possibly he owns the shop which is the Boston Branch Grocery. The type of business also gives some direction about the purpose of the barrels. The man in the black coat somewhat surprises me. He looks like a person from the 1950's and not from the second part of the 19th century. I did not know those hats existed then.
So much for the theme picture, I'll come to the point: snow.
I am blessed with some well filled shoe boxes. And fortunately also with some family pictures made in snowy circumstances. The first one shows my mother taking a rest in the snow.
|A lady in distress?|
There was snow that winter. The video below was shot at the no longer existing airport Ypenburg near The Hague in March of that year. It shows people skiing there while being towed by a car; the vid takes 37 seconds to look at.
But there is more shoe box snow. Both pictures below have been taken at the same location in The Hague. I recognize the "garden" of our house in 614 Goudreinetstraat also in The Hague.
|F.l.t.r. my brother, myself and my mother|
|Me and my Mom with my little brother peeking around the corner|
With my last not so sepia picture I like to compliment Alan with the timing and the choice of this week's theme picture. I took it from our balcony this morning. And I can assure you that we don't have any white tiles here.
The picture also proves that snow in Keene NH (New Hampshire) is just as white as it is in Castricum NH (North Holland). At the same time it means that certain things remain the same, even after 125 years.
|Castricum on February 6, 2013|