Saturday, 23 May 2009

The elegance of yesteryear

Listener, Sydney Writers' Festival, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Millers Point

11 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I am glad that I don't have long hair. I like it short. I like to wash it at the kitchen sink and use a wash cloth and soap instead of shampoo. I never put it up with a comb. But I have been known to comb what I got.

I think the photograph is stunning.

Martina said...

... but we are not going to discuss her profession on the basis of the brand of the hair clips, don't we?
:-)

I would really like to see her face, see if it matches this impression of elegance and intelligence the photo creates.

brattcat said...

Oh, yes, you could find her here, too, at a writers' festival or a lecture on light-paintings. Really nice shot. I love the texture of her hair and the effect of the combs, so solid, in the midst of her softness. As for your questions about Williams College, it's a small (about 2000 students) private, liberal arts school dating back to the late 18th century. I'm not certain that building was part of the original campus but it's certainly not a new building. And we often have blue skies in Vermont...I couldn't speak to weather in Western Massachuetts...hence the qualification.

altadenahiker said...

It's like learning to ski or ride a horse at a very young age. This woman has had long hair all her life and can clip it in her sleep.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a great shot, an old-fashioned follow up to PJ's recent very modern hair series. I like altadenahiker's comment, Mum had long hair that could have rolled itself it had been the same style so long.

raf said...

How lovely is that? Wonderful, Julie. Thank you!

B Squared said...

Wow! I haven't seen that look in a long time.

JM said...

This is such a wonderful shot! The lady has the most beautiful hair!

Lois said...

Beautiful!

Jilly said...

I love older women who wear their hair like this. They are feminine, yet strong - I love your portrait.

BeachILike said...

She gets good tips on her hair thing, I like it.

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