Sunday, 1 February 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday # 10


I don't recall reading anywhere in Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday rules that it has to be a new image, so here is my blast from the past. Why don't you hop over to Hey Harriet to see some more up-to-date shadow shots?
I had been living in Canada for a year and had just finished working at a boys' summer camp and was about to return to Australia to get married. It was September 1969 (!!) and before I flew home my brother, who was teaching in Toronto, suggested we take a whirlwind trip around New York and Pennsylvania.
The first lunar landing occurred on 20 July that year, while I was working at the summer camp. A television was brought in specially for the occasion so that we could all witness the event. Just as Neil Armstrong took one small step for man, a little boy in the assembly hall spied a large moth and there was a rush of kids to see it fluttering against the window. Priceless history.
Anyway, there on exhibition in New York was Neil Armstrong's space suit, which we found much more exciting than a moth.
I had lost my colour slides of that trip to New York for many years and had long suspected that they had thrown it out in some over-enthusiastic clean-up. But last year, nearly forty years after they were taken, they miraculously turned up in a dusty old box. I converted the slides on my nifty colour printer/scanner and will put up some of the other shots during the coming week, as they are a priceless time capsule of a city I have loved and re-visited over the years.

21 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is cool! Well, hope Hey Harriet don't mind us digging oldy but goody shots, huh?

Adore, this pix & great shot, indeed!

Happy Sunday, mate!

Little Mary Moo said...

That is one amazing shot and a fantastic story to go with it.

Lily Hydrangea said...

a great great story & a beautiful shadow shot.

Sweet Repose said...

Awesome piece of history...I probably woulda checked out the moth too...ha!

sharon

Raven said...

Great shot and love the story to go with it - glad you found the negatives.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now that's something! I don't believe I have any shots as far back as 1995...so I'm impressed you have some as far back as 40 or more years!

Lisa B. said...

Great shot and memories!

Bobbi said...

I think that would be considered an antique shadow! Love it!

Sandra Ree said...

I love history, I'm glad you found the slides. What a wonderful and delightful shadow shot!

High Desert Diva said...

Excellent shot and trip down memory lane. What a happy day for you to have found that dusty box of slides.

Chrisy said...

An out of this world shadow shot here!...love the story about the moth...

Hey Harriet said...

No rules about the age of the shadows. All good! Better than good, this is an amazing shadow shot you've shared with us Robyn. Even better than the moth I'm sure ;) I'm really looking forward to seeing your slide pics. How cool that you found them! I'm jealous that you've spent time in New York. It's on the top of my list of places to visit. I so hope to go there one day soon...

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Great shadow shot...love it!

PJ said...

This is so cool, I love this resurrection story. Happy SSS!

twinklestarart said...

Wow! that one took me by surprise. I sure haven't seen any space suits lately. Coolest shadow shot!

The moth story had me laughing! If I was one of those children, I would have ran the other way. I hate moths.

Gallery Juana said...

So Cool! I enjoyed reading your story too. Glad the slides were in good conditionl

Kitty Boo Boo said...

How excellent is the clarity of that photo. I think it's an awesome Shadow shot!

maryt/theteach said...

Hot Fudge, WOW! Great shot of that space suit. I was in Venice in 1969 and listened to the landing on the moon. Thanks for commenting on my SSS! :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Isn't it wonderful to find your pictures? What a happy surprise..and so happy you shared it with us..Happy SSS..

Carletta said...

I'm sure finding those pictures was a very happy day indeed.
This picture and your story is priceless!
Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that day.

Thanks for visiting my first SSS post!

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Very cool !