Sunday, 16 March 2014

Village photos

Browsing our village Facebook page I came across some photos which I found interesting.  I have no dates to go with these.  I intend to collect as many village photos as possible, particularly old ones, and store them on my blog for safe-keeping.

Apparently the old building on the left used to be a cinema

An old photo of a village wedding... they don't look very happy do they?

Not sure of the date but looking at the dress I'd guess at around 1950s or 60s?  Fewer women seemed to be covered and certainly looked a lot more relaxed.

Lovely to see village women enjoying themselves

I find it quite disturbing to see this young boy proudly holding his rifle.

14 comments:

  1. It has always amused me that your village had an update web page before passable roads. At least you've got both now

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    1. I was astonished when I came across the village Facebook page BtoB. I didn't imagine so many people had internet connection, when most of them still have outside toilets. Ah well, the priorities of the 21st century!

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  2. Always lovely to see photos of your habitat, both ancient and modern!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. I find them fascinating Maggie x

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  3. It is quite bizarre, as you and B2B say, that Facebook seems to have priority over other things in your village! But great to share these old photos and preserve them for posterity. Axxx

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    1. Yes it is odd isn't Annie? It's like they have one foot in the past and the other in the future.

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  4. Love those 'village' photos....my Mother-in-law had some when she was growing up in Bergama. I brought them back home with me as know one there wanted them.

    Hope all is well with you and your Family...

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    1. I'm hoping to discover more of these Erica. It seems a shame that your mother-in-law didn't want her old photos...but it's your gain.

      Yes we are all well thanks Erica, and I hope you are too, and that the weather is beginning to warm up a bit for you x

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  5. Your village is a lot more advanced then my last commune in France....not that that was difficult...
    The idea of having a Facebook page would have given the maire the habdabs - people might use it...people he could not control....

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    1. I can well imagine Helen. I think the Muhtar was a bit peeved that Mr A and I have used the page to bring attention to, and complain about, the state of the roads, and being without water for 2 weeks a while ago. We don't hold back of course...we say what we think!

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  6. I'm always a sucker for historical photos. So glad you're hanging onto them, Ayak!
    I've really been enjoying your blog posts, even though I don't get a chance to comment every time :-)

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    1. Yes I like old photos too Deniz, My brother has been restoring and saving some of our old family photos, which I'm pleased about. I now have copies of both sets of my grandparents in frames here, which bring back many memories.

      Thanks for still following my blog xx

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  7. I too love the way your village has created a Facebook page before getting other modern amenities such as roads. I do hope there will be more fascinating old photos such as these made available before long.

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    1. I hope so too Perpetua. When I have time I will ask my neighbours if they also have old photos to share x

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