Tag Archives: colourisation

Flinders St Station – Melbourne Icon

Melbourne’s iconic Flinders St Station is the one thing that has remained consistent in my lifetime of inhabiting this wonderful city and when I found this old black and white image in reasonably good condition, I naturally got the urge to … Continue reading

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Resurrection Time

Originally posted on Random Phoughts:
What better time to resurrect this old blog than the present time with the resurrection of some old black and white photos. I can’t turn water into wine…yet… but I can turn black and white…

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The Father of Radio Communications

Day 26 of Colourisation Project – June 2 On this day in 1896, Italian physicist, inventor and politician, Guglielmo Marconi was granted the world’s first patent for a system of wireless telegraphy, the precursor to the radio. Born in Bologna, Italy, … Continue reading

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The Quintessential American Sex Symbol – Marilyn

Day 25 of Colourisation Project – June 1 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. You only have to say the name Marilyn and everyone knows who you are talking about. Born … Continue reading

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The Bard of Democracy – Walt Whitman

Day 24 of Colourisation Project – May 31 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born this day in 1819, Walter “Walt” Whitman is considered by many, one of America’s most influential poets. An essayist and … Continue reading

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The Best Known Englishman of His Time

Day 23 of Colourisation Project – May 30th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today’s subject would not look out of place making a single-origin espresso on High St with … Continue reading

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Climbs Every Mountain

Day 22 of Colourisation Project – May 29th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day in 1953, mountaineer, Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people … Continue reading

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Neville Chamberlain – The Pacifist PM

Day 21 of Colourisation Project – May 28th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day in 1937, Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and served … Continue reading

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The Father of Federation – Sir Henry Parkes

Day 20 of Colourisation Project – May 27th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Today’s photo of Sir Henry Parkes was taken by the prominent portrait photographer of the time … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Pop Singer

Day 16 of Colourisation Project – May 23rd Today, 23 May is Rosemary Clooney‘s birthday. Born in 1928, she was the ever popular  American singer and actress who shot to fame in the early 1950s with the novelty top of … Continue reading

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