Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures
Margot and Barbara has a new linky, one that's evolved from a regular feature on her blog where she shares the things that have brought her happiness.
"Happiness means different things to everyone. Whether that’s climbing a mountain, baking a cake, spending time with family, travelling somewhere exciting, a gardening or environmental success, visiting a new restaurant, a great outfit post, or your experiences of learning something new, The Good Things is a linky for everyone.For me, happiness is found in the everyday things. It’s about taking notice of the small things and practising gratitude for the life that I have. So, I will join in by writing about something that’s made me happy each week; My Good Thing…" - Elizabeth from Margot and Barbara
What a lovely idea me thinks, and so here I am sharing some photographs which have been making me happy for the past couple of weeks. Photographs from Sir Benjamin Stone (1830-1914), a prolific amateur documentary photographer from Birmingham, who traveled far and wide in pursuit of his hobby. In 1897 he announced the formation of the National Photographic Record Association, it's aim to record the ancient buildings, folk customs and other survivals of historical interest for the future. The result would be a national memory bank that would foster a national pride in the historical associations of the country and family traditions.
To have such a passion must be a wonderful thing, these photos, taken from an old book of my mothers, not only make me happy but they inspire me. They inspire me to try to photograph different place, different people, to share more - I hope you like them as much as I do.