Saturday Scenes

Wed 25 March 2009

So Much for Round Numbers

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 18:23

Update! Twitter to the rescue – I should have known that you guys wouldn’t let me down. UKMelia submitted a photograph on Saturday which somehow dropped off my list! Terribly embarrassing, that means we had 21 Saturday Scenes all along!

Update Number 2! Rachky also took a photograph which she forgot to submit, bringing us to a grand total of 22!

The Date: 21 March 2009
The Scene: Saturday
The Submitters: 20

Now come on, you guys…

You’d think on the 21st day of the month, you all could have made a special effort so that we ended up with a total of 21 Saturday Scenes, wouldn’t you?

It’s a good thing that the photographs are all so wonderful this week, else I would be deeply disappointed. But look at the happy scenes from Saturday:

Take a moment to say hello to the twenty people who submitted scenes from their Saturday:

This weekend, how about everyone takes a photograph and we aim for 28 Saturday Scenes? Wouldn’t that be great?

It’s easy: just take a photograph on a Saturday and send a reply to @Satscenes with the URL. I’m looking forward to seeing more!

Wed 18 March 2009


Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 14:23

On 14 March 1951, this famous photograph of Albert Einstein was taken by Arthur Sasse.

It was Einstein’s 72nd birthday and the press was following him as he left an event in Princeton, hoping for a photograph. Einstein was annoyed. As he got into the car, he reacted to the photographers by sticking his tongue out at them and Sasse snapped one of the most famous photographs of all time. Einstein liked the result so much that he used it for greeting cards to send to all his friends.

On 14 March 2009, twenty-one wonderful photographs were taken by the extra-talented photographers on Twitter.

Which one of these people do you think will end up famous:

Tell a friend! If you see friends on twitter take a photograph on a Saturday, invite them to join us. All they have to do is send a message to @Satscenes with the URL.

Wed 11 March 2009

What a Wonderful Day

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 17:55

On March 7th, 1968 (which rather inauspiciously was a Thursday, but oh well) a baby girl was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Little did her proud parents know that one day that little girl would grow up to become addicted to Twitter, let alone that she would end up hosting the ultra-popular Saturday Scenes!

On March 7th, 2009 there was a record amount of activity: Twenty Saturday Scenes from nine different countries! Check them out:

Please express your admiration directly to the Twitter people who submitted the photographs (affectionately known as SatSceners):

Next Saturday, why don’t you join in? Simply take a photograph, upload it, and send a twitter to SatScenes with the URL!

Wed 4 March 2009

28 February 2009

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 20:45

Fun Facts about February:

February, along with January, was introduced onto the Roman calendar by Numa Pompilous when the calendar was extended from ten months to twelve. The word February comes from the word ‘februa’ – which means cleansing or purification, and reflects the rituals undertaken before Spring.

The Anglo Saxons called February ‘Sol-monath’ (cake-month), because cakes were offered to the gods during that month. February was also known to the Saxons as ‘sprout-kale’ from the sprouting of cabbage or kale.

Having only 28 days in non-leap years, February was known in Welsh as ‘y mis bach’ – the little month.

In Shakespeare’s time about 400 years ago, the second month of the year was called ‘Feverell’. In Isaac Newton’s time one hundred years later it had become ‘Februeer’. The modern name, February, is only about a hundred years old.

And on the last day of February, our valiant participants posted these Saturday Scenes to Twitter:

Did you know: People who submit Saturday Scenes are some of the most interesting people to follow on Twitter? It’s true!

Take a moment out of your day to look at the streams to go with the photographs:

Make sure to take a photograph on Saturday and tweet the url to SatScenes so that you can take part in the next edition of Saturday Scenes!

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