Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sepia Scenes #50





Today we celebrate our 50th Sepia Scenes post! Congratulations to all of you who have made Sepia Scenes so much fun. Keep enjoying and keep posting!


This weekend we visited Walt Whitman's Birthplace in West Hills, Long Island.

In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his father circa 1810. The Birthplace was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship. The Birthplace is the only NYS Historic Site on Long Island listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, the White House Millennium Council named it an "American Treasure." In 2007, the Walt Whitman Trail, which begins at the Birthplace, was designated a National Recreational Trail by the US Dept. of the Interior.








"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
~Walt Whitman~

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27 comments:

Artlover said...

Sepia gives an old-fashioned feeling that you've done here. Nice!
I can´t see Mr Linky here, bit mine is up now.

Nina Xi Fotoblogg said...

Lovely pictures!
I can´t see Mr Linky either... So I´ll just post my link here...

Mojo said...

Wow. I put the number on my post, but it didn't really register. I'm thinking back to SS #1 and how I found out about it while I was on the road with no access to my archives, but managed to find a shot anyway. Benefits of being a trigger happy photographer I guess, eh?

Anyway, looks as if Mr. Linky is AWOL again, so for Week #50 I offer:
Sepia Scenes #50: "Woodshed Goes to a Party".

And I think Mr. Shed may have been ... overserved. But he was celebrating. And not driving.

Leora said...

Happy to celebrate #50 with you! Maybe I should read some Walt Whitman poetry this week in honor of the celebratory post.

Here's mine:
Farm Flowers in Sepia

Patti said...

No Mr. Linky. Maybe it's too early in the morning for him to be working.


Happy Sepia Scenes # 50, Mary! I'm with Leora, I may just read some Walt Whitman to celebrate. I didn't know he was from Long Island. I would have guessed Midwesterner.

Ralph said...

The details of the old house look fine in sepia. The cabinets flanking the fireplace are an old touch that sees use in a modern home - the original is still the best!

Happy to see this before I leave for work No linky yet,so I am here:http://airhead55-ralph.blogspot.com/2009/09/sepia-scenes-snowy-sepia.html

Rose said...
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Rose said...

I will try this one more time...my sepia scene is at Time Stand Still

kden said...

What a grand home and it looks so wonderful in sepia.

Marice said...

sepia made the house so classic! like it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Whitman is one of my favourite poets.

A farmhouse this old deserved to be a Sepia Scene.

50 weeks? REALLY??

NatureFootstep said...

great images :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful to see this corner of a poet's day to day world! It looks intriguing in sepia!

Coffeedoff said...

My first Sepia post. Hope it is ok!

nightfall00 said...

Loved your photos! I am joining today.

Terri said...

Beautiful sepia photos Mary. Good choice too for Banned Books Week, since Leaves of Grass was banned in Boston and elsewhere.

Happy 50th!!!!

napaboaniya said...

Pretty cool how we've reached the 50th post of S.S

Nice shots of the place in sepia :)

Ginger@When Ginger snaps... said...

Fifty weeks, and I've only just found it! Congratulations. Love the sepia photos this week. I wanted to post an old building, but then I saw my little grandbaby and couldn't resist seeing what she would look like in sepia!

Robin said...

Funny, the outside of the house looks like many others you'd see on Long Island today but the inside is pure vintage.

Congratulations on the big 5-0 Mary.

JunieRose2005 said...

These scenes are very nice! Looks like an old fashioned and cozy place to be!


I have an OLD one on today!

Junie

Dianne said...

I love the exterior

funny - this house is how I have always pictured the guest cottage in The Great Gatsby

wonder why

kaye said...

What a lovely home, I can't believe it's the only historic site listed. The quote from Walt whitman is a nice touch.

Pacey said...

My first post is up at my other blog and its also of a house. This one here is neat. Old houses are just perfect for sepia tones.

Day4plus said...

The sepia tone compliment the great shots. MB

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Great photos today! The sepia adds lots more age to the home. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on #50. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Heidi said...

You always visit the most interesting places! And thanks so much for hosting my favorite meme! I love challenging myself by trying to find something that will look good in sepia. Some weeks it really is a challenge!

foto CHIP said...

Better late than never ;)