Colour photo, 1910.
Colour photo, 1910.
Jesuit church, Mannheim 2017.
Outside cool and rational alcoves, statues, terraces. Inside, this world of flamboyant, excessive femininity.
And a gold organ…
Sunset walk out of Schliengen, Baden-Wurttemberg. July 2017.
Beautiful photos of South Africa’s West Coast national park from Miss Moss’ Instagram feed.
Not very seasonal, but absolutely stunning. I like how the frozen lighthouse looks like a chess piece. Picture via @historylvrsclub on Twitter.
Aka The Sartorialist. Image from Scott’s website. I like his travel shots most of all, as he had to meet a new elegance and elite outside of the Vogue Paris/Milan circuit.
Visiting a friend, May 2017
John Gutman “Sisters”; Vivien Maier.
As I’m in Vienna today, it struck me that these were both photos that Freud could happily analyse, even if taken in 50s & 60s New York and Mexico.
The Mexican photo is especially apposite as I’ve just started Sybulle Bedford’s account of her 1950s stay in Mexico, A Visit to Don Otavio. Here she describes how she sets off:
Oh yes, Peru, decidedly Peru. I set out to tour the travel agencies with energy. They showed little, but proffered what turned out to be an extremely expensive air ticket to Lima. I could not afford it. There were no boats to Chile for the next six months. Then I spotted with the idea of Uruguay. A friend from Montevideo who loved Italy had talked and left a sense of Opera and red plush, late hours and delicious food….The friend also talked of a freighter. The freighter did not materialise…An agency, at which I had my name down, offered train reservations to Mexico City for the end of the week. We took them.
Beautiful photos from Amy Merrick’s Instagram feed, that remind me both of Mrs Smiling in Cold Comfort Farm, whom when abroad would wear lots of white dresses and all the young men in the hotels would fall in love with her, and my friend Sophia telling me that Cairo was a cheap and easy-to-reach place for a romantic weekend.
Katharine Hepburn, Horst.