A Foreign Country

A Foreign Country (2014) Ashley Lily Scarlett

A Foreign Country (2014)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
L P Hartley
The Go-Between (1953)

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20 comments

    • Ashley Lily Scarlett

      Thank you so much, Karen. This one is important to me. I took the shot in my niece’s room where I slept for some of the time that I was in England, I hadn’t been back for twenty five years. I’ve had the same feeling before but this time I felt it very strongly – much can change in twenty five years.
      I really don’t like that whether I live in England or Australia there are people I love on the other side of the world.

  1. mrsdaffodil

    The image is very powerful, and it touched me even before I read the “story” of it. For those of us who have left the place where we grew up, there is always the sense of dislocation. We don’t feel entirely at home where we are, but we can’t go back and take up our “previous lives”.

  2. elmediat

    Beautiful composition. πŸ™‚

    The past is a foreign country and all us older folks are immigrants from the past who migrated to the future while we were busy living in the present. We can not go back on the carousel – we are left with ticket stubs, photographs and scratched records playing on the turn table. At least they left us some space to sit at the side of the internet and watch the world whiz by. πŸ˜€

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