Thursday, August 27, 2015

Remember Me.. The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt..



The lure of vintage black and white photos was too irresistible to ignore when at the WA Museum on Monday, I just didn't realize the effect they would have on me. Whether it was too soon after our own family tragedy, I found it impossible to take photos of those handsome, innocent young men doomed to die. They were however the most wonderful images, taken by the Thuillier family during the First World War, read how the photos of the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt came about.Tomorrow I'll take you up the much trodden, totally gorgeous old staircase with it's wonderfully threadbare carpet, it's a little like stepping back in time, j'adore! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


25 comments:

  1. I would love to live in a home like that where I could gracefully and elegantly descend the staircase!

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  2. WOW! I love the railings on the staircase!

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  3. What a wonderful post, Grace!! May we never forget how much we owe these incredible men! And I, too, love the railings on the staircase!! Wonderful post for the day, as always! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. That must be wonderful collection, Grace! Love that staircase too.

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  5. That photo on the link you provided is very touching with the one guy with the bandaged hand. That must be a great collection of photos. Love the staircase!

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  6. That is an incredible Black and White, nice sidecar too, and of course the last photo is brightly colored and lovely.

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  7. Black and white pictures from WW1 always rouse such emotions Grace, you are not alone...

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  8. Take it easy, Grace. You will probably discover unexpected things dredging up the emotion. Your family has undergone a nasty trauma.

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  9. I've heard the expression about the dark at the top of the stairs (name of an old movie?) but now I want to see what's so brilliant up there.

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  10. Looking at young faces taken so early in their lives is always a somber experience. Frozen in time and now ever youthful.

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  11. B&W does give a different 'feel' to a picture.

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  12. I always like museums with history, so interesting to see thing of the past.

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  13. I look forward to ascending that mighty staircase someday Grace.

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  14. The real B&W is always amazing and unique. Love the gorgeous staircase...

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  15. Old B&Ws have an effect on lots of folks! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  16. War is such a senseless thing and yet we don't seem to learn from it.

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  17. Beautiful perspective in the 2nd pic!

    I hate the concept of war.

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  18. They knew not what was ahead of them, for that matter we don't either. Spin the roulette wheel.

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  19. I can image how emotional it must be to look at those black and white pictures of the young men who lost their lives at war.

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  20. Ok, you conviced me to go next time, Grace.
    Yes, tragedies are always traumatic and war is just so darn dumb.

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  21. The information found on the link you provided is fascinating. What a fabulous postcard you feature here.

    On a personal note, I hope each day is a little easier for you and your family than the previous one.

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