Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Old things

When I was a kid, pictures of old things were boring. Museums, etc...boring. Stories about old things...boring.

Who would have thought that when I got older (one could say I became an older thing) that these things would now fascinate me? I love hearing stories from my grandma about how things were different when she was younger. I love looking at old photographs, and things in museums.

I read Wil Wheaton's blog (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The New Generation) and he just posted a link about the Library of Congress posting over 3,000 old photographs on Flicker. Check it out. (Side note, Wil's a really great story teller and has a couple of great books out. If you want to read them let me know.)

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2008/01/library-of-cong.html

2 comments:

Stacey said...

That was great. Thanks for posting it! I love Will Wheaton's writing and read his blog every great once in a while.I've never read his books.

I think I loved the color picures from around the 30's and 40's the best myself. I know of course it wasn't a black and white world, but it's still hard to wrap my mind around the fact that things looked the same then as they do now. I don't know what I expect them to have looked like. Maybe is the same thing as the time when we went to Canada and it was a little disappointing that it wasn't obviously different looking.

If you don't mind, I'd like to link this in my LJ!

PezzyDB said...

Sure, go right ahead!

I'll send you the book I have the most recent book of his The Happiest Days of Our Lives. I checked out Dancing Barefoot from the library, that was a good one too. He tells great stories about his childhood that people our age can totally relate to.