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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
OLD PICTURES DON'T SIMPLY FADE AWAY - SOMETIMES THEY ACTUALLY DIE (OR ARE 'EUTHANIZED')...
Regular readers will know that relatively recently I've begun to reluctantly replace some of the pictures on my bedroom wall that have been in place for the last 30 years. In fact, some of them are even older than that, having been on the wall when I first lived in this house, then on the wall of my new bedroom in a new house which my family moved to in 1983. Then, 4 years later when I moved back here, the pictures went back up in their old place on the wall.
However, after all this time, quite a few are faded and stained with age, as you can see with the SUPERMAN cover above. This was a spare copy I had after replacing it with a better-condition issue, so I cut off the cover and up it went on the wall. Believe it or not, the cover looked worse 'in the flesh' than it does in the photo, as the red portions were almost yellow after all this time. I dug out the replacement copy and scanned and printed the cover, and that's the result in the piccie below. A lot better, I'm sure you'll agree. I feel bad about jettisoning the original after all its years of faithful service, but I want the room to look a bit fresher so can see no other alternative. (I gave the old cover a 'Viking funeral'.)
I should probably have taken every picture down and thrown up some new wallpaper before starting this venture, but I simply don't have the time or energy nowadays. What would once have taken me 2 or 3 days at most would now take me several months, so I'll just have to settle for the pictures looking new(ish) and the wallpaper looking its age. Hey, I can live with that.
More examples coming soon.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, September 26, 2017