Friday, 23 July 2010

Window Shopping

A pleasant afternoon can be spent window shopping.  I wonder what has caught these two's eyes in this grocers shop.  Whatever it is its mesmerising.

Postcard of a photograph taken in 1927 in St Leonard's Gate, Lancaster. Next door is the Tramway Hotel.  Trams ran in Lancaster from 1905 until 1930, when buses took over.  The hotel retained its name. To modern eyes both premises look a little grimy, maybe it is the black and white photo or modern sensibilities.
 
Our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday meme is Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy

8 comments:

Bob of Holland said...

Candy is my guess what they are looking at.

Anout the grimy premises: Dutch houses on pictures of the 1960's and 1970's often look grimy too. I guess many houses are better painted and cleaned today than they used to be, and the air is definitely cleaner. A comforting idea. Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

I'm with Bob! My first thought was that they're looking at sweets. :) And I'd agree about the air being cleaner too. It wasn't so easy to keep things spick and span.

Irene said...

I love the kids looking through the window. I'd say maybe toys in the window.

viridian said...

I was thinking toys. Coal fires in the past made many buildings look dark and grimy.

Christine H. said...

Oh, I remember looking in windows like that. For me, it was popcorn balls and candied apples.

Snap said...

I LOVE this card! I relate to window shopping! ;D ;D The children are adorable. Happy PFF!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Love the curved wooden window - wonder if it's still there today?

Carole said...

I love cards like this. Thanks for sharing!