Ancient Photo Show
I went to see a photo show
pictures in black and white
100 years old the negatives
some of the pictures too!
I looked upon these memories
of land that here surrounds me,
so much was there unfamiliar,
some reflection, was de rigueur!
They call the 1900s
the “short century”
since in all of human history
ne’er change came more rapidly!
Looking at those photographs
some scenes I found familiar
but looking e’er closer I noted
much seemed so unfamiliar.
In one hundred years from today,
should someone think to exhibit,
these photos that I’m taking now
how much would be the change?
Enfin, I wonder if that gentleman
imagined his vacation memories,
laid out in solemn art exhibition,
as a testimony to his antiquity.
Lake Garda as seen by Alois Beer, Hungarian.