Friday, 13 July 2012

Prams from Home and Abroad - Sepia Saturday

I though there might be a lot of 'Oohs' and 'Aahs' this week and I might not contribute so many. My first photo has appeared on Thematic Photography before but I think it qualifies for this week's pram theme.

A contented Westie at Whitby (2008)
I don't know what the collective name is for a group of prams but these are described as fashionable, I understand.

West Quay, Southampton (2007)
(By Peter Facey - CC A-S A 2.0generic license)

Then we travel to Norway to see something different entirely.

Pram on the River Nid in Trondheim (2008)
(By Ohlen)

'Pram' in Norwegian is a flat bottomed boat.

Somehow I don't think that this fisherman's pram would have floated very well.

Baby's pram in a fisherman's hut, used c 1880 - Jastarna, Poland
(By Olaf)

As you may know I took part in the A-Z Challenge back in April for which I chose a castle theme. Here's one I could have included for 'Z' if I had known about it at the time.

Zell Water Castle on the River Pram, Austria
 (Source Michael Wening 1645-1718; CC A-S A 3.0 Austria License)

Now it's time to 'ooh and aah' for Doris Turnbull.

Doris in a pram - Nowgong, Assam, India, 1902
(By Duncanogi)

And finally our one and only pram complete with our elder son.

Stamford - 1960
Just a reminder of the prompt that started this off:

You can practise more pram pushing skills over at sepia-saturday-134


Little Nell said...

What a cutie in that last picture. As usual an interesting gallery with your different interpretations of pram.

Wendy said...

The fisherman's pram makes a good laundry basket. Or better yet, a net for capturing the big fish.

Rosalind Adam said...

Aaaww! Love the one of your son. Does he know you've posted up his photo for all the world to aaaww! at?

Karen S. said...

What a cool adventure through Pramville (especially the store window is it?) as always your light-hearted humor makes my viewing pleasure so enjoyable!

Brett Payne said...

I like the rickshaw-shaped pram from Assam, but the flattish-bottomed is most elegant. I rather fancy going for a ride in that. I nice collection of images, thank you.

Titania said...

Interesting what the word "pram" refers to. Very interesting post and also Oohs and Aahs.

Jo said...

Interesting, particularly the flat bottomed boat. Of course in Ontario the word is baby buggy, they look at you in puzzlement if you use the word pram.

Postcardy said...

We don't use the word "pram" here either. We have "strollers" and "buggies."

Bob Scotney said...

I guess by using the word 'pram' I was showing my age. The variantion of meanings in English English and American English are immense and not just for 'prams' and 'buggies.' A buggy to me is a golf cart!

Rosalind, I'm waiting to see if my son reads this post I know he does occasionally check out what the 'old man' is going on about.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show how interpreting a theme can make us wander off :-) The Westie is cute, but my favourite is the one of your son in his pram :-)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Loved your choices! Your baby is darling and the puppy does look content as he enjoys the day without needing to put in much effort.

Thanks for showing us the interesting Z castle choice too. Z's are hard. Luckily, I had a picture of a zebra (in your case the zebra would have had to live in the castle?)

Have a wonderful week!

Kathy M.

kathy said...

I enjoyed seeing your assortment of prams. I'm a sucker for dogs and babies, so those were my favorite.

L. D. Burgus said...

They are all great photos.


Actually, the norwegian pram is what might elicit an "ooh" on my part...

Sharon said...

Well if I ever get to Norway I will now know one word. Lol.
I agree with Wendy. I thought the fisherman's pram looked like a laundry basket.

Joy said...

I can just imagine the fisherpeople lovingly making that pram. You certainly have run with the theme here on an unimaginable variety of pram all ended on a note of cuteness.

Anonymous said...

Your collection made me laugh. Such different types of prams!

Mike Brubaker said...

A very elegant turn on the theme, Bob. Perhaps the word for a collection of prams might be a "pride of prams"?

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I rather like the fisherman's pram. He must have been a small fisherman.