Monday, January 30, 2012

Snow Days

Ha ha, the good old days when kids could have a bit of fun. This is Scheveningen, in the Netherlands.  Below, Drifting ice near Urk. "Ok  kids, I'll call you when lunch is ready"
Wheeeee! The 2012 wimp in me is impressed.  Sleigh leaving ski-jump. Alexandra Palace, London, England, 1933.
Below, fashionable snow storm protection, 1939 in Montreal. Wonder if this particular style will return?
Happy Monday! These pictures are all courtesy of the National Archives of the Netherlands


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those women with the snow protection shields look like Spy vs Spy!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

The photos are gorgeous (I love old pictures) but can you imagine being on that sleigh and flying through mid-air? You couldn't pay me enough to do that! And those kids out playing on the ice floes... crazy!!!

Laurita said...

I wonder where one can get one of those cone face things? :)

We used to spend so much time out of the harbour copying pans as kids. If our parents ever knew it we'd have been grounded for decades. That second photo reminded me of that.

burnttoast said...

I love the last picture. It belongs on a get well soon card for sure!

aliceinparis said...

I thought these pictures were just great! So different from what you might see today:)

Karen said...

Was that every really a thing?.. that snow storm protection?

leendadll said...

Am I the only one who noticed the sleigh is heading for a trampoline? I guess it was pre-snow testing.

LOVE the top pic!

I don't even know the last time I saw snow in person... maybe 15 years ago. Maybe more. Probably more.

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