Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Sepia Saturday #62



It is Sepia Saturday 
Pop over and see some interesting, informative and learn a little about the  world of sepia photography.
My entry today is not about persons but an interesting post card that was included in a group I purchased recently at my favorite antique shop.



 This card is very interesting to me.


First, I love anything European.
The title Auld Brig O'Doon at Ayr
struck a note with me in the name of a movie I saw many years ago.
"Brigadoon"

Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards.
It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. The enchantment is viewed by them as a blessing rather than a curse, for it saved the village from destruction. According to their covenant with God, no one from Brigadoon may ever leave, or the enchantment will be broken and the site and all its inhabitants will disappear into the mist forever. Two American tourists, lost in the Scottish Highlands, stumble upon the village just as a wedding is about to be celebrated, and their arrival has serious implications for the village's inhabitants.
The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and PeterFonda


Something many of you may know.

Another interesting thing to me, is for several years I have been working crossword puzzles.
Ayr
has been the answer many times in a puzzle.
I could never remember a three letter city in Europe.

There are a lot of answers like that. Some of them I remember and just put the answer in never knowing for sure what it means.
Well eventually I find out.
Finding this card has now solidifies the town Ayr in my crossword puzzle brain bank.
LOL

 This image I found on the internet.
A photochrome print circa 1890-1900.




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18 comments:

Mollye said...

Oh Peggy You have made me want to watch this film again. And as for the 3-letter word. I know what you mean. My mom was an avid fan of the New York Times crossword puzzle and just did not get her motor started each day until she had her little "shot" of Old Crow with water back (she hated coffee) and worked the puzzle and then she was good to go for the day. What a great image. You want to just keep staring at it. Thanks and have a nice weekend. Love, Mollye

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Peggy dear, such a romantic Scottish place. Makes you want to jump in and go back in time. Absolutely dreamy..Love Cm x

barbara and nancy said...

I've recently started doing crossword puzzles. I'm going to make note of the 3 letter word for future use. I'm sure it will come in handy. Beautiful photo.
Nancy

Deanna said...

Blessings Peggy!
Reading this post makes me want to see the movie. I'll have to find it and watch it in the near future.

May you have a great week-end.

God bless,
d

Pondside said...

One of my favorite movies, ever!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Peggy, my cousin Gwen just informed me that she has to get on insulin because of her diabetes so I hope that you are able to get things under control without going that route. I would love to send you some postcards -- in fact, I just posted some sepia ones today that were issued for the 25th national day in Kuwait and now this Friday Kuwait will be celebrating its 50th. If you don't mind, send me an email (the button for emailing is in my sidebar) and give me your address. Take care and have a great weekend. Tammy

Bob Scotney said...

Hi Peggy, hope you don't mind but I thought I would add this:
The Brig o' Doon is a bridge used as the setting for the final verse of the Robert Burns’ poem Tam O’ Shanter. Tam on horseback nd is chased by the Nannie the witch. He is just able to escape her by crossing the bridge (over a running stream) narrowly avoiding her attack as she is only able to grab the horse's tail which comes away in her hands.
Nannie was wearing a short skirt of Paisley linen called a cutty sark.
In her short shift still holding the horse’s tail she became the inspiration for the figurehead of the fastest and most famous of all the world’s tea clippers, the Cutty Sark
The bridge is located near Alloway in South Ayrshire and crosses the River Doon. It was rebuilt in the 18th century. The Burns monument is nearby.
Besides being the inspiration for the musical Brigadoon the bridge features on the 2007 series of £5 notes issued by the Bank of Scotland.

Kat Mortensen said...

Och Aye! "Brigadoon" is one of my favourites. "The Heather on the Hill" is in my head now. We watched this movie not too long ago (I hadn't seen it for ages) and it was even better than I remembered it.
I also think of the "The Lucy Show" episode where she goes to Scotland. Her name was MacGillicuddy, remember?
Thanks for bringin back all the good memories, QMM.

Kat

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I thought Ayr was a place somewhere in Scotland, but did not know where or what. I remember seeing Brigadoon with Gene Kelly on an old movies channel. I watch anything with Gene Kelly to this day! I am glad Bob Scotney filled in information about Robert Burns' poem because that tidbit was hanging somewhere in my memory but I couldn't bring it out until I read his post. Very picturesque scene.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Ayr it is then, and beautiful pictures you've got here

Alan Burnett said...

Your original post - and the responses - just illustrate Sepia Saturday at its best. It becomes like a relay race with the image as the starting point and people taking it wherever it may go. Fascinating stuff.

Jinksy said...

Isn't it odd, the little snippets of information that stick in our brains, and come in handy when we least expect it?

Karen S. said...

Oh I love this...the song Old Brig O'Doon was a song I used to sing with my daughter and her girl scout troop ...!!! Now I have the tune running through my head...what lovely photos you have with it too! Thank you so much for bringing back such a fun memory for me!

~Tracie~ said...

Oh the memories you brought back when you mentioned the movie "Brigadoon" my mum and my older sister and I would watch it very time it was on TV. The pictures are lovely and make me even more excited to make my trip to Scotland in 2013. (counting the days).

Karin said...

Absolutely beautiful postcard! Haven't seen Brigadoon in years - really should rent it again some time!

Anvilcloud said...

I've heard of the movie, but I think it would be fun to see it.

I once knew a guy from Ayr. He was an usher in my wedding. Ayr in Ontario, however.

Tattered and Lost said...

Oh this reminds me of a day I spent wandering along a river in Scotland, taking different paths just to see where they'd take me. The best path took me to an open field where a piper walked back and forth playing his pipes. Nobody else was around. It was almost like seeing mythical Scotland.

tony said...

Brigadoon is a Classic!
Your Photo brings back happy memories for Me as my Mum had family there & we used to visit a lot when I was a kid.Thank You for stirring happy memories in me.