“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ~ Marcus Garvey
At the start of 2019, GC and I introduced a monthly colour challenge beginning on the first Saturday of each month. The colour for August is Sepia and runs until the end of the month.
This is my second contribution to our challenge. Also linked to Fandango’s one word challenge Newbie
A few days ago, my son Joss and I visited the medieval city of York, a city we are both fond of, and just thirty miles and forty-five minutes from home (traffic permitting).
Photographs taken on these streets lend themselves perfectly to the Sepia colour challenge. However, on the day we visited the streets were full of tourists who would have spoiled my photographs. Fortunately, my photo collection has many images from previous visits.
The Shambles is the oldest street in England (Commercial) and was formerly a street of Butcher’s shops, the equivalent of the Butcher’s row in the traditional indoor markets of today. The narrow street with ancient buildings and overhanging upper floors provided the meat with shelter from the sun.
As one would expect from this city, there are several museums, and if interested in history, they are worth the cost of a visit. A year or so ago, youngest daughter Sophie and I visited York Castle Museum, this one has always been high on our list of favourites. The museum is situated on the site of York Castle which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068.
If you are a ‘Newbie to York – the entrance fee for each museum is £10 per adult, accompanied children aged sixteen and under are free. Also available is the York Museum Trust card (£20) with unlimited free entry to all the museums for a whole year.
Today I’m focusing upon three of the period rooms and I’m beginning with the 1930s kitchen; it looks well in Sepia don’t you think?
I believe this one is from 1970s but when edited to Sepia it just didn’t look right. After changing to black and white (see below) it could almost pass as a kitchen from the 21st century, it’s not unlike the one I used to have, minus the low table!
Here I’ve changed an 1850’s cottage to Sepia, but in this instance, I think I prefer my original photograph below, what do you think?
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Sepia from Weekly Prompts and Newbie from Fandango.