Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The Belle Époque, French for Beautiful Era—the turning of the 19th century to the 20th—was a graceful time, graphically. So many examples abound from this time.

If I could go back anywhere in time, it would be from that era up to the early 30s, assuming I could avoid the war. . . and the depression . . . and the influenza . . . well, okay, I'd be real careful, armed with a detailed history book and lots of local currency. I would want to visit with Einstein and then peruse all the book stalls and newsstands, and then, and then . . . I dunno, shoot Hitler or something.

H. Granville Fell — Nocturne — 1897

When and where would you go? What would you do?


Larry MacDougall said...

I think I'd go back a bit further - say about 30,000 years and watch the stone age masters painting the cave walls at Lascaux.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Larry, perhaps you would be surprised to find that some of those paintings would have been painted by you, having been inducted into the masters' ranks— creating a wonderful time loop.