Category: City Park

Dancers in the park

Dancers in the park

A very pretty, slightly silly picture, just begging for a caption. Tell me if you think up a good one! Before and after This image started out dark and awful. I enjoyed brightening it up and applying a painterly effect.     Read More


Swans on a tranquil lake. Its a beautiful scene good for a┬áchocolate box or biscuit tin. I colored the original dull, blue image with intense golds, greens and oranges. Original:   Read More

Cool down walkway

Some time ago I came across another slide of this beautiful walkway, both pics having been taken from the same spot, which I think is somewhere in Rome. I loved the setting but the first slide was a ruin: dark, blueish and moldy. So imagine my joy when this far better specimen turned up. That’s Read More

Spray Me!

Possibly one of the sexiest images in my collection so far. The well-dressed people – suited men hugging in a group, woman walking tossing her luscious hair – pointed shoes all round, and the context of the park with its deep shadows and old walls. It’s Italy – Europe at its most exotic – in Read More

Romantic Italian Lake

From a collection of late 1950’s slides comes this gorgeous, romantic scene. Its formal, yet relaxed, and oh so beautiful. I love the group in the foreground – their smart-casual outfits and relaxed posture. The ornate chairs, glistening water, boating parties, large trees and monument are a fantasy of ‘genteel travel’ that still exists now. Read More

Toddler Twins in a Park

Such a beautiful, compelling image from Italy in the late 1950s. These two twin girls, with their short black hair, matching outfits and bags are almost too much to believe, especially in that setting. I increased the drama by deepening the darkness of the trees and brightening the foreground. I also removed the blurred boy Read More

Cherry Trees Brooklyn

A park in Brooklyn New York in 1959, bursting with blossoms on the cherry trees. There are certain things like the pram that really pop out and tell us this is a scene from long ago. The people also seem rather formal. Maybe it was the cool spring weather that didn’t invite complete relaxation, or Read More