Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Grand Tour

While there are many reasons we love our albumens, one of them is that we have purchased photographs that are meaningful to us.  

You can find albumen photographs from places all around the world but we have selected to only purchase ones from two of the favourite countries we have visited - Britain and Egypt.  We haven't been to all the exact locations that we have albumens for, but we have been to a few.  Hubby and I have plans to go on a grand tour one day, visiting all the rest of them.

Just for the record, these are the ones we have visited so far:

Karnak, Egypt
Me at Karnak, although a different part than our albumen picture (1986)

Parliament Buildings (upper) and 
old London Bridge (lower)
William and myself by the Parliament Buildings in London (2002)

Lake District (upper) and
Salisbury Cathedral (lower)
Me in the cloister at Salisbury Cathedral (2003)

There are still many more albumen spots to visit, which sounds like fun to me!


  1. Do you mean "album"?

  2. Very fun! Thanks for sharing -- I would love to be in that last image...spectacular!

    I hope you're having a delightful week so far :)

  3. Just to clarify, these old photographs are called albumens, as that is the scientific name for egg whites, which is used in the printing process. Albumens do come in albums, which is what we purchased from eBay as it is the most cost effective way to buy a large number of albumens.

  4. Just had to say that Texas saw record snowfall today and it looks just like your header picture around here. Again, small world when Texas looks just like Canada. The albumens are interesting and beautiful.