For Your Viewing Pleasure

For Your Viewing Pleasure

by Kerry Scott on 13 March 2010

Spring came to Milwaukee this week.  The temperature has been in the forties, and the snow is melting, and I’ve been outside getting the backyard toys out, hanging the swings back up, and scraping the mud off my kids’ shoes.  Here in the frost belt, when you get nice weather like this in March, you drop everything and just roll with it.  I’ve also been working on cleaning up my basement to make room for the zillions of seedlings I need to start over the next couple of weeks.  I’m sure all this springlike activity will bring an epic snowstorm pretty soon, but that’s Wisconsin for you.

But I had to stop for a minute to show you this site:

How to Be a Retronaut

It’s totally addictive.  It’s now the very first site I check in my Google Reader every morning.  Check out today’s post, for example, where they show Amsterdam after World War II and now in a completely fresh way (I want to try this with some of my family photos).  Or this one, with color (color!) film of 1920s London.  This British commercial is my favorite so far; I dare you to watch it and not get goosebumps.

Check it out.  I bet you’ll like it.

Photo by sa_ku_ra

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Michelle Goodrum March 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I love How to be a Retronaut. I’m hooked! I’d love to do what they did overlaying a place today with an old photo!
.-= Michelle Goodrum´s last blog ..Sorting Saturday – Boxes and Boxes of Really Old Bills =-.

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Elizabeth March 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Check out Ze Frank’s Young Me Now Me photos it has a similar vibe, but with more of a family theme.

http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/

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Valerie L Smith March 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I loved the Hovis bread commercial. It DID give me goosebumps.

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lloyddabbler March 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Now I have a new inspiration for an art project.

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Michelle March 15, 2010 at 7:31 am

Goosebumps? I tear up every time I watch the bread commercial.

I love all the ways to make history come alive. Wonderful site.

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