Francine In Retirement
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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ILLUMINATION

ILLUMINATION BEFORE ELECTRICITY

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This past October I spent an evening being transported back to the 1800’s.  During a time before we had electricity.  The place was Blennerhassett Island.  We were taken back to a time that existed over 200 years ago.

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WE WERE GREETED BY PEOPLE IN PERIOD COSTUMES

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VISITED THE MANSION ILLUMINATED BY HUNDREDS OF CANDLES AND LANTERN BOXES

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ENTERTAINED BY CANDLELIGHT

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RODE IN A HORSE-DRAWN COVERED WAGON

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SAW  18TH-CENTURY DANCING

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HEARD HAUNTING STORIES OF LOCAL FORKLORE  AROUND A BONFIRE

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WATCHED A LIVELY GAME OF CARDS

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LISTENED TO PERIOD MUSIC

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BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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28 Responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ILLUMINATION”

  1. Love the romantic candlelight you captured so beautifully, Francine.
    A nice warm glow.

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  3. Great shots on the subject.

  4. fantastic post francine, how very fascinating to be transported back in time like that, did you see any disadvantages of the old lifestyle? .. thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Love the mood you captured here, it must have been a very special night.

  6. You have such a rich and varied life, Francine. Great choice for the theme. Thanks for sharing.

  7. So cool! I would love to do that!

  8. 18th centuries dance? hmmpppp I would love to see it in person.:)

    Great version my friend.:)

  9. VISITED THE MANSION ILLUMINATED BY HUNDREDS OF CANDLES AND LANTERN BOXES…

  10. The lighting during that period was definitely less harsh. Seems to add to the genteel atmosphere of the period.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful evening!

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  13. Francine, you are always so creative when it comes to topics on your blog. I love that and the wonderful pictures as well. Reading your blog is like a history lesson!

    Thanks so much,
    Louis

  14. I forgot to mention that, as a retired electrician, this is something that interests me a lot. I hope your pictures are not copywrited because I sure have saved a number of them; in fact, you have a folder in my pics called simply “FRANCINE!”

    • No, my pictures are not copywrited. I love photography as a hobby and love sharing it with others. I am honored and humbled that you have a folder of them. To God the glory.
      BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  15. What an interesting way to spend a day and evening, Francine. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

  16. What an amazing experience this must have been!

  17. What a wonderful place to capture history…..

  18. What a lovely experience. 🙂

  19. Beautiful images.. Nice post, Francine… 🙂
    Blessing to you… !!

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  21. Wow, this is illumination photo post, alongside with a bit of history and humanities. 🙂

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  23. I would love to do this! How cool!

  24. Such fun photos!
    Francine, thanks for stopping by and liking my posts. Unfortunately, that was my old blog. I hope you’ll come back and visit my new and improved blog at http://www.tracycampbell.net/blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Tracy 🙂

  25. I like the variety here… 😉


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