Pardon the quality of the photo but I just had to share this – now that I have finally stopped laughing.
I have no recollection of this being taken and don’t think I had ever seen it until a couple of weeks ago when it was unearthed amongst my late mother-in-law’s belongings. I believe my late father-in-law probably took the photo – apparently his trademark was heads or legs cut off or as in this photo – subjects in the corner of the frame.
The photo really has no redeeming features apart from being a pictorial record of being in a particular location. I cannot recall the dress and do not know what is under my right arm although I do recognise the calico shoulder bag on my right shoulder.
Can you guess the location and year (approximate)?
Maybe about 1975 but not sure where. Somewhere tropical with the bananas in the background.
A little bit early with the date – I did not know GMan in 1975. Surprised you did not pick the location. Have another look at the building……….
Is it at the Big Pineapple
You win, Jill! Yes, it is at the Big Pineapple.
Big Pineapple – late 70’s early 80’s
Snap, Linda! You got the location. 🙂
I love random old photos like this. Beyond marking your presence in a particular location, at a date you obviously do know (was it written on the back?), seen as part of a series of life snapshots, it shows a little bit about who you were and how you fit into the greater scheme of things. I was guessing mid-1970s based on your clothes and hair, because that’s how things were in the US then. Happy memories? 🙂
I am glad you liked the photo. I just posted it for a bit of fun. 🙂 Actually, I do not know the date and do not recall it being taken.
i’d guess late 70s to early 80s, no idea what the building is, though it does look touristy
you look very happy fiddling with your camera
thanx for sharing
Yes, the Big Pineapple was a major tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast at the time this photo was taken.
As I have mentioned in the earlier replies, the photo was taken at The Big Pineapple near Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.
I cannot put a precise date to it as there is no information on the back of the photo. However, since in was located in amongst my mother-in-law’s possessions and we are almost certain that my father-in-law took the photo it does narrow the time frame.
I have worked out that it was definitely taken in the couple of weeks immediately prior to our wedding judging from the length of GMan’s hair – he had it cut for the wedding. Therefore, the date would be early in 1979.