Saturday, 1 March 2008

PhotoHunter: party

I had real difficulty with this theme, but while looking through some very old (50+ years) family photos, decided I could join in if I took a very liberal interpretation. These were all taken in Africa.


outdoor ceremony

Ceremonial party (actually Remembrance Day)


picnic in garden

Garden party - a picnic in our garden. I suppose it could also be called tea party.


child at lake side

Search party. My sister aged two clutching bucket and spade and not wearing a lot, setting off in search of something in the lake. She doesn't know about this blog or I would be dead by tomorrow!


African huts painted white

House party. For some reason when I see these painted huts I always think they look as though they are all dressed up ready to party!


car being pushed from flood

Rescue party. Our car being pushed across a flooded river.


Elephants on road warning sign

Welcome party. I have no idea who these people are, and I have no recollection of seeing elephants in the road, but I like the picture.

29 comments:

  1. I just love your pictures. They are very well preserved. I love the picnic photo.

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  2. WOW! You did a great job on the party theme! The picnic photo is my favorite, too!

    Happy Hunting!

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  3. Very creative takes on the party theme. Love the house party photo and agree with your thoughts re that particular picture. :)

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  4. What a wonderful take on the theme! I love them. Have a great weekend

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  5. LOL on your sister not knowing about the blog....good thing, 'cause I wouldn't want to read any headlines about a Photo Hunt blogger being found face down in any water...ummmmm, she'd take you to the very exact same spot and show you just how she felt about you sharing...roflmao. Great photos.


    I hope you can drop in to view my two party themed photos. Have a terrific weekend.

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  6. @Lynn and @Sanni, funnily I was almost going to leave that out!
    @YSTL, don't the roofs look just like skirts? :)
    @Jams, thanks!
    @Hootin' Anni, yes I realise I'm treading on dangerous ground here :)

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  7. How great of you to share these pics with us. I understand you where reluctant, but the world have change to the better you know.

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  8. Hi! Now that is a great take on the theme! Thanks for the taste of history.
    Happy Weekend!

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  9. Oh, I love all of your "parties" and the photos to go along with them.

    Have a good weekend.

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  10. Wonderful interprestation of the theme. I absolutely love old photos!

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  11. These are very precious old photos. You lived in Africa? That must be an awesome experience.

    What's your sister's email? hehehe.....

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  12. I love this one, my very favorite so far......

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  13. hi, photo hunt experience brings me to wonderful sites like yours. i love your photos and the theme of the blog. will probably bookmark your site and visit when time allows.

    have a great day!

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  14. You did a great job with the party theme. Wonderful collection of shots. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Terrific series of shots, great job!

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  16. Lovely and interesting photos. Thanks for sharing your memorable family pictures.

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  17. Those are some truly amazing photos. My favorite is the elephant one! I wish I could see a real, live elephant one day.

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  18. What lovely old photos! You've done so well with the theme. Those "dressed up" huts really do look ready to party.

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  19. Wow.. that's lots of interpretation on party. Great work there :)

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  20. Taht was a delightful collection of old party photos.

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  21. I really like your old photos! Yesterday we saw a reportage on TV Pierre and me about The Cap Vert. This is place we would like to visit one day. They spoke about the kindness of people here!

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  22. wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture,it is very flexible...indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

    here's mine:
    Photohunt-1...
    Photohunt-2...
    Happy Weekend!

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  23. These old party picture are great what a nice souvenir !

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  24. these are really good collection. Every one of it has a story and a strong message to it.

    Nice one.

    Have a good week ahead!

    Pearl

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  25. Great list of different parties. Love the caption on the last one,.... priceless. Have a good week.

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  26. Wonderful take on the party theme, love the pics!!!

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  27. Thank you to everyone for your comments. I do appreciate them.
    @Eastcoastlife, yes I did live in Africa, from the age of 3 so it was a long time before I understood that things were different in other countries.
    @Bingskee, thanks, I'll be visiting you too.
    @Daisy, if I were you I'd stay away from the elephants - they are a little larger than you!
    @Claudie, yes so would I. These photos were all taken in Malawi and I'd love to go abck one day, but it's such a long way.

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  28. oh i love these pictures. they are so beautiful and very nostalgic.

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