Slide Collection

While browsing Flickr, I stumbled upon a guy named Paul Rule. He is in the process of scanning over 30,000 slides to make a kind of Americana (and sometimes international) collection of photographs taken in the 1960’s and 1970’s. I’ve just spend over an hour going through them…so fascinating!

It’s rather unfortunate that the locations of a lot of the slides isn’t noted.

Poppies and white wood siding- what more could one want?

Old abandoned school house.

I love this Americana decay kind of feel one gets with the slides.

These are at gardens in British Columbia, I think?

What is really cool is the slide collection has a lot of interiors and typical post-war ranch/suburbia houses, so you really get a feel for what it was like in decades past.

One of my favorites.

The slides also feature cities like San Juan, Paris, London, etc…at first I thought that this was Paris, but I’m thinking more Spain-ish the more I look at it…

I love the layering and scale of this one…you can see all the additions over the centuries for these castles. I think this is a French castle, or possibly British…but it is pretty obvious that some parts are older than others. Way back then you would only build what you could afford. The Tower of London started in the 1100’s and was added on to until the 18th or 19th century, I believe?

Here’s the link to the Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulrule

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