Monday, April 11, 2011

Perspective

For those of you who don't know about South Pasadena's dirigible history, check out this post. Everyone thinks the technological advancements of our generation would make Victorian heads spin. Sure, we've got supercomputers in our phones and cars that go from zero to sixty in less time than it takes to put away our supercomputer phones...

But they rode around in blimps! For fun!

7 comments:

Judy Williams said...

That old classic In the Good Old Summertime immediately popped into my head.

Simpler times, when you waited on a letter for a week, as opposed to the instantaneous text on a phone that is also a camera, GPS system and tv. Aaaaah! Summertime. I love it.

Michelle said...

I love this!

TheChieftess said...

Just re-read your last dirigible post!!! Love that "Plucky Woman"!!! Beautiful sky Ms Laurie!!!

Green Guy said...

Love that old story.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I had no idea about that story!

Laurie said...

Is it just me, or does everyone get excited when they see a blimp? There is something so science fiction about them -- the 19th century view of the future, I guess. I can imagine people in top hats sitting in the bottom of the thing, looking at the earth below through telescoping, brass telescopes. I guess the giant FARMERS brand detracts from that fantasy, but you guys get the idea.

Sy's Prints said...

i really like your photos