None of these photographs represent earth shattering events. Rather they are old photographs that provide a view on the minutiae of an older age. That age cannot be accorded the epithet of gracious, rather it should be have the appellation of a bygone age.
All of them are part of the National Geographic Found series
Main picture: A British airman gives a signal to another friendly aircraft, 1918
Perhaps this series of photographs should be called eclectic as there is no overarching theme aside from their evident beauty. Perhaps one can invent a collective noun for stunning photographs. I propose an old English word now is disuse but which I can still recall from studying Latin under the tutelage of Mr Wright at Alexander Road High School in the late 1960’s. How about pulchritude of photographs? No. It doesn’t take your fancy. Too old fashioned?
Most people accept the ordinary as the normal and will follow the well-trodden path . Obviously none of these people follow this prescript. Instead these iconoclasts have created their own path much to the delight and amusement of the other 99.9% of the population.
Every country has its own set of images which evokes the essence of that country; England with its lush verdant fields, Norway with its fjords and Japan’s paddy fields. Each of these photographs will evoke such a response: “It only happens in…………”
Main picture: This was an easy one. Of course it could only be Australia where one would take a pet kangaroo to the supermarket.