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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Historic homes provide us with a glimpse of our past.

What was it like to live in your home town back in the early 19th or 20th century? I would guess it was a much more difficult day to day existence but without many of the pitfalls of modern life. Thankfully for all of us...virtually each of our home towns have had the foresight to set aside certain homes for future generations. This is one such home in Evansville. Walking through the doors of the venerable old mansion immediately transports you to another time...a time that we have only read about in books.

If you have followed the blog for a while, you know by now that I am a true believer in learing about the past in order to better understand our future.

Along such lines of thinking...I fully believe that the huge volume of human interaction being gathered now on blogs, Twitter and Facebook will some day be a window into our day to day existence during the 21st century. The one thing thankfully that never changes is the beauty of nature...the one link that we have with all the centuries that have passed before us and hopefully with centuries yet on the horizon.

Dan

10 comments:

Indrayani said...

I love the picture and even more so agree with wat you wrote..
Historical relics have always fascinated me and I have walked through many such place , tryin to pick up the 'vibes' it gives out....like who must have sat in that chair...? who carved this table...! etc..
It is simply amazing and I will sure be glad, if these interactions come up as OUR history as a part of the distant future....

History is always in the making!
Well done Dan!

The Muse said...

if you are quite....
you can hear the voices....
you can feel the snowfall...

you have whisked me away :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Indrayani...it sounds like o share my affinity for history. You described it's importance well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Muse...in some of these old houses...it is probably possible to hear the voices of the past if you listen closely.

Dan

dianne said...

It's a lovely photo Dan,so too your prose, learning about the past does help us understand and appreciate what we have and some of what we have lost.
Old houses fascinate me, you see some that have been preserved dotted amongst some of the new houses which spring up everywhere now.
Some of the older inner city suburbs of Sydney have some fine examples of Terrace, Federation, Colonial and Georgian houses ... I will have to go for a drive and get some photos. xo ♡

DawnTreader said...

My eyes were drawn to the iron fence. Very different to the countryside one in the previous post!

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...I would love to see some of those houses. If you take some photos of them...be sure to let me know.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...great observation! I didn't think about the two different type of fences...but they serve probably the same purpose.

Dan

septembermom said...

The constancy of nature is comforting to both the soul and mind. Great picture Dan! Your photographs capture my imagination.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I am honored that I gave you some inspiration today...thanks.

Dan