Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday My Town: Time


Somtimes, Time rushes by incredibly fast!


At other times, it seems to go round in circles …


… or just stand still.


We do our best to measure it


and keep it


and preserve it


It keeps slipping away from us when we don’t notice


… and we’ll probably never quite understand it.


Can you imagine us years from today,
sharing a parkbench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years,
silently sharing the same fears ♫

(Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends)



“Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you.”

(Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends)


*Most of the photos are from the Open Air Museum in my town.*


Friday My Town Shoot Out: Time


  1. You did a great job putting this post together!! The words and photos all taken together tell a profound story! Very good!

  2. very nice. love the old bed, people were definitly smaller in those days (or a childs bed?) I love the next to the last photos - friends passing time.

    1. I think I've been told that even if people weren't shorter, beds were, and people were used to sleeping in a more crouched position.

  3. this is fantastic, the words and the photos, perfect in every way and i really really enjoyed this a LOT. the first photo that guy has both feet off the ground because i can see his whole shadow. way cool. and i love that clock and the little curtained nook bed. that would be great for my dogs. super post today

  4. This is a wonderful post -- a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated description of time in all it's varieties. In some ways the post was as meditative as the circle walk. I went through it twice in order to enjoy all the feelings and thoughts it evoked.

  5. Great thoughts in this post. Nicely presented. I am surprised how many people were walking in circles in that photo!

    1. It's an example of an old labyrinth. The photo was taken on some special occasion when there were a lot of people gathered in the museum park.

  6. An open Air Museum? I would love that!!! And the song goes so well with the bench picture!! These pictures are all wonderful. What are they doing walking in those circular things, it would make me dizzy. And I love the house with the grass roof, it must be very hard to MOW!! what is the little monument in front?

    1. The circular thing is a labyrinth, they were made for walking round and round in ;) It's built so that if you follow the path you eventually get back to the entrance where you started from. The 'monument' I think is an old milestone, these were put up at certain intervals along roads to mark distance, before there were road signs.

  7. Lovely set of photos and you chose some of my favorite Simon and Garfinkle lyrics of all.

  8. Love your shots. The labyrinth is my favorite. I think that is how you spell it. Very nice photo story. Well put together.

  9. Wow the coolest photo series of time. Love it!


  10. Excellent series of photos and thoughts on this theme. You nailed it!

  11. A great series of photos and with words that fit it all so well.

  12. Great photos with stories to tell!

  13. Lovely series of photos, beautifully crafted with images and words! Greetings from Pleasantville, NY :)

  14. Amazing photos and the words too.

  15. Unique and wonderful approach to the topic. I love the second to last shot, can't decide whether time stands still or time is of no importance would best describe it.

  16. Loved your interpretation of the prompt. I think it's the best I've seen. Great job.


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