Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy in Brisbane, arrives on a cool March day. The 'redcoats' are amassing on the Milford (CT) green. However, it is not the invasion that occurred on the western shore of New Haven Harbor in 1779 as the sea of red jackets seems to Except we are compelled to suspend belief in that theory:
1) These 'troops' lack the age, precision and discipline of the 18th century British army.
2) Those are sticks instead of flintlock muskets.
Obviously, it is a modern re-enactment on the center green of the town created by local historical society. The look of the past was maintained by editing out the modern landscape of cars, trucks and utility wires. The house in the background is from the era, so except for the age and weaponry, this might have been a day in 1779 along Broad Street.
The past becomes part of the present - as if I arrived from the future and invaded the scene as well.
The 1770s didn't have such things as a 24-volt DC electric motors, tires made of nylon nor wheelchairs with computer controls either.
The contrast between then and now is really apparent as I speak with Christine of the Derby Historical Society, looking as if she arrived from the eighteenth century. Then and now, now and then - whichever we choose, shadows ought to reign supreme...
See shadows from any era at Hey Harriet!