Blast from the Past

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Blast from the Past

Post by fallingwickets » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:51 am

a little bit of everything to gaze at.... the razor caught my eye

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/ ... 773309.jpg

from this story in todays Daily Mail
Frozen in time: Inside the abandoned Welsh farmhouse which has been empty for decades full of old photographs, a collection of pocket watches and even a coat left hanging up

more at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ng-up.html

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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by ichabod » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:48 am

As I looked at the photos it was hard not to create my own back story for the place - very interesting. It must be very remote to remain that undisturbed, unless someone is protecting it like the Paiute do with the Anasazi remains - never know when they'll come back.

(Also, one of the captions has a typo I do very often - "A colleciton of reading glasses. . .")
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by brothers » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:58 pm

All labels and watch faces facing the correct perspective, spaced equidistant from one another; clothing neatly draped; it's all staged. The narrative repeated the phrase "covered in dust" much too frequently, as if they think it proves the passage of time. They did a passable job of faking dust everywhere. I am not buying it.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by Squire » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:35 pm

Neat stuff Clive, thanks.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by brothers » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:42 pm

Yes Clive, thanks for catching this one. If it turns out to be authentic it raises a lot of questions.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by Racso_MS » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:19 pm

I like it...
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by jww » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:11 am

Interesting story -- I liked the tweed jacket hanging in the 4th photo. Staged or not, I found it intriguing, and would love the opportunity to clean that place out and do a full-on restoration, including the addition of an Aga range.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by EL Alamein » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:30 pm

Clive, thanks that was an interesting read.

I'm with Brother's though, something just isn't right here. It seems more contrived than actual.

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Re: Blast from the Past

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:41 am

totally off topic, but similar in vain; a national geographic piece on restoring race to the pole history

Rare Look Inside Antarctic Explorers’ Huts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cTTaGEnRfI

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