Monday, February 01, 2016

Mag 304: Weather Report


Adolphe Valette


Weather Forecast: Manchester, England - November 1906.

A somber Morning
 Poor visibility
Faint sunshine
 Black fog alert. 

A dismal Afternoon
Smoke, steam, fog
 Swirl in dreary gloom
Light rain later.

A crepuscular Evening
Wet and sooty streets  
Slick, slimy, wet
Watch your step.
  
A cheerless Night
As dark as ink
Starless, moonless, murky
Dingy, bitter cold, icy.

Today's weather forecast
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13 comments:

  1. Clever, clever take! Love this.

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  2. I love the forecasters' names.

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  3. I like your style !

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  4. Made me smile-very cleverly written!

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  5. New to your work Helen, but quickly becoming a fan! You paint this scene wonderfully!

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  6. Enjoyed this! Sponsorships are quite brilliant ~~

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    1. The sponsors are all patent medicines sold in England at the turn of the century. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  7. Ha.nothing's easier than making money out of people's misery..

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  8. Oh dear this was funny!

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  9. Loved how you made us flow with the forecast! Special applaud for the presenters! :)

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