Marilyn chose a photograph of the entrance to the Wombeyan Caves in Australia for this week's Sepia Saturday theme and I am pleased to be able to emerge from the sepia darkness of my recent holidays to feature this fine photograph of none other than Auntie Miriam (well, at least I think it is her). That great cataloguer, her husband Frank Fieldhouse, entitles the shot "By The River Caves, Blackpool Pleasure Beach", although surprisingly, for him, he doesn't date it. I would guess it was taken some time in the mid 1930s, but that rather severe expression on her face is timeless.
The "River Caves" was a popular attraction at many a seaside pleasure park on both sides of the Atlantic 100 years ago. It would entail rides through caves and tunnels on boats presenting a series of themed displays - the one at Blackpool was based on the idea of "Around The World In 80 Days". Perhaps Miriam was a little jet-lagged (or boat-lagged) and that is why she is looking so uncharacteristically fierce. Having just travelled half way around the world in 48 hours I can sympathise with her feelings.
You can easily go around the world in far less than 80 images by checking out the other participants in Sepia Saturday 183 by following the links on the Sepia Saturday Blog.