Saturday Scenes

Wed 24 June 2009

June Shutterbugs

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 21:38

The 20th of June was one busy day in history. Here’s just a selection:

(Source: June 20 – Wikipedia)

  • 451 – Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius’ battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
  • 1214 – The University of Oxford receives its charter.
  • 1631 – The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
  • 1791 – King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution.
  • 1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
  • 1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1963 – The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1991 – The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

And on the 20th of June, 2009, these great photographs were submitted as Saturday Scenes:

Well, we all know the rules : you have to take the photograph on a Saturday and sent it to @SatScenes. ElshaHawk wanted to send a photograph of the newborn puppies as a Saturday scene but it’s not easy to explain such things to an expecting mother. In the end, the puppies weren’t born until Sunday but they are so cute, I couldn’t resist showing you the photograph:

Indiana

Take a moment to say hello to all our wonderful submitters:

Wed 17 June 2009

Who Are You

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 20:18

This week, we were inspired by ingridf to try a theme for the photography: Self-Portrait Saturday. Of course, any scene from your Saturday is a good fit for Saturday Scenes but it has been fun to see various faces from behind the camera.

You can always see who took a SatScenes photo by mousing over it – the twitter name of the photographer will appear. I dropped the location and used the twitter username as a caption for this collection.

If you have an idea for a theme for a future Saturday (bearing in mind it has to work for people all over the world, whose traditions and even seasons may not be the same as yours), be sure to let me know!

On to the photographs:

Take a moment to say hello to all of our wonderful contributers:

Shouldn’t you save a photograph of your day-to-day life for posterity? It’s easy!

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the url
  4. Leave URL for future descendants to find

I’m looking forward to seeing your photograph in the next edition!

Wed 10 June 2009

Bucky Balls

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 20:06

It’s amazing what you find when you search for interesting things that happened on a specific day…

On This Day In Science – June 6

June 6th is Richard Smalley’s birthday. Richard Smalley is one of the three chemists who discovered several allotropes of carbon called fullerenes. One of these fullerenes is a spherical collection of sixty carbon atoms called buckminster fullerene, or bucky balls. They were named after Richard Buckminster Fuller who was the architect who designed geodesic domes using the same pattern the carbon atoms use to form bucky balls.

Happy Birthday Richard Smalley!

I have no idea what most of that means but I’m willing to bet it’s a contributing factor to the great Saturday Scenes taking on the 6th of June, 2009!

Take a look:

Countries represented this week: England, Austria, the U.S., Switzerland, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Israel. Wouldn’t you just love to have that as a travel itinerary? OK, maybe not in that order.

Take a moment to say hello to our contributors. I can vouch for all of them as great people to follow on twitter!

Taking part is easy – just take a photo on a Saturday and tweet the url to @satscenes to be included!

Fri 5 June 2009

On This Day…

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 10:39

On the 30th of May in 1431 Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
On the 30th of May in 1539 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in Florida.
On the 30th of May in 1859 Westminster’s Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
On the 30th of May in 1876 Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
On the 30th of May in 2009 not a single one of these locations was featured as a Saturday Scene!

Consider this a yellow flag to all those people in Rouen, Spain, Florida, London and Turkey. We need your photographs to tie in with our “on this day” selections!

Luckily, we have a dozen other wonderful locations for you to enjoy. This week’s set is full of action shots, take a look:

Take a moment to say hello to those photographers who are bringing you a slice of their weekend, every week:

Make sure to send a photograph next week. It’s easy! Just take a photo on Saturday, tweet the url to @SatScenes and you’ll be included in the next collection.

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