Saturday, July 08, 2006

TWQ: Which Time Period?

This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) looks at preferred time periods:

Which time period in the past and where in the world would you like to have lived in (not the future), and for what reason?

My answer is:

The late Victorian era and Edwardian era in London was a fine time (if one was rich!). There was a certain style and grandness that disappeared after the First World War.

Now it's over to you...

32 comments:

Vickie said...

Good one! I'm thinking Gone with the Wind times, underground railway to Canada - I'd deffinately have safe house and be helping people escape slavery.

And i'd quilt. And farm. And have chickens and fresh eggs every morning.

Minerva said...

Elizabethan...
I would have loved to live in London in the time of Queen Elizabeth the first, the Globe, and Shakespeare....

Radical One said...

i think i'd have to say 1940's-50's. things seemed much more simple, yet i feel they were blessed with many conveniences.

and i would have to say the southern united states. i must say i'm truly feminine at heart and would have enjoyed the way ladies were respected.

thanks for your thought provoking questions. and thanks for your kind and encouraging comments.

blessings!
lisa

kenju said...

Was that the time of the TV series "Upstairs/Downstairs"? If so, I agree with you!

I would love to have lived in Pharaonic Egypt; it's history has always drawn me like flies to honey. It is nearly the only period in time I ever got excited about studying.

Michele sent me.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

See here, pal, I'd love to be in the roaring 20's so then I could talk like a tough guy, see? You will if you know what's good for you.

bobealia said...

I really don't know, but I was thinking the roaring 20s too.. I just want the clothes...
Hmmm... a flapper hat and dress would be nice too.
My reasons are so shallow.
Sigh.
hi from Michele's!

keda said...

heehee i'm sort of with bobealia... but moving towards the 30's too. i sorta wanna dress all bonnie in bonnie and clyde the movie.

but no, i've really got say the 60's man!!

all those floaty dresses and getting naked at rock concerts! anywhere in europe or the states would do me. anywhere theres loud music ;) hell yeah. and the shoes.... swoon.

have a great weekend babe.
here via michele.

Susan said...

Late Victorian/early Edwardian was the time era for the early epidodes of Upstairs Downstairs.

Personally I'm happy to be alive and living in the time period I am now. I am setting up to be a studio potter, career move that just was not allowed for a woman much before the 1940s.

Anonymous said...

I would go into the late 1970's when Mcdonald's coffee was still the hottest and their french fries were still the best in the world.

Merlyn Gabriel said...

oh the 1700's, Polonaise dresses and men in knee breeches and tricorn hats, and lots of lace highway men and tall ships that adventured around the world. Oddly enough though I hate
the art of this time period.

I love this time period for it's fashion and it's daring.Men in long hair or wigs ( yeah I know it hid the stink and the lice...) Not for it's pox, pestilance and poverty.


If I went back in time for art it would be to the Renaissance for painting and the gothic for teh illuminations arts.

wait to I do go back in time... I am a part of a world wide medieval recreation group!

and I actually own a tricorn hat and a polonaise dress...and recreate medieval manuscript paintings and watch men in armour fight for the honour of the one they love...and have sailed tall ships...

okay...
supper time back to the modern world!

MissMeliss said...

I never answered this question on Michele's blog, so clearly I was meant to answer it here. (It's been a while since I've dropped by your blog, too.)

I'm torn between two periods right now: Would I rather hang out in paris sipping Absinthe with Impressionists, or experience the spicy heat of Cuba in the 40's. I think I want to bounce between the two. I'm drawn to both periods right now, and not just for the great clothes or exotic liquor. I think both speak to my inner Bohemian.

Foster Dogs said...

Hello Captain. Michele sent me!

I'll be on the holodeck.

Jen said...

Not the future? Well, pooh.

I think I'd like the Little House on the Prairie, westward expansion sort of time frame. What little girl DIDN'T want to be Laura Ingalls?

Ciera said...

does it have to be a time period in the past????

Marge Reid said...

Thinking about my childhood makes me nostalgic for the early 1940's. Life was simpler and folks were friendlier. There was an easy pace for things. We found a natural patience for life.

Lady Wyntir said...

sometime in the past, hm... good question.

Each generation had it's hard times. i'd like to be in a time when the stress of the day was fighting for your life, rather than for political equality in corp. america.

farming, preferably, before the land was poluted by toxins, pesticides, and other harmful things. to live with the native tribes here in north america, before they were exterminated. maybe even to be with the tainos in Puerto Rico... eating fruit and enjoying life in the tropics... ^________^

Have fun seeing Carmen. I've only seen it on TV, it must be wonderful live!

~wyn ^_^

Florence said...

I would choose the Heian Period Japan (794 -1185 ce), known as one of the greatest periods of courtly poetic refinement. The art of saying without saying, of suggesting without showing. A very subtle culture.

Lahdeedah said...

Oooh. I've perused this site, but never actually posted...

I would sooo want to live either in England in medieval days preferably being a lady with at least a you know, a decent castle to roam in. Or maybe I'd be okay as a highlander, roaming the fields and moors of heather and all that... I'd get to wear plaid and be in style. Maybe I could live in a nice town married to some merchant or blacksmith or something. Who knows.

I want to say I'm a party-kinda-gal, and I'd go for Venice at the height of its artsy 'we are the world' time frame.

I might be happiest though in Cambridge, in the late 1700s early 1800s maybe, but as a guy, so I could attend the universities and think deep thoughts. I'm not sure when Cambridge was founded, but I love the architecture, the streets, the homes...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wow! You have sent some really good thought provoking and literate answers, with excellent reasons. I must admit a lot of them I would like to visit as well.

Mike said...

I think I would pick th 1770's during the revolutionary war. I would love to meet Ben Franklin.

Here from Michele's

srp said...

Here from Michele.

I would like to have lived on a big cattle ranch in the 1800's, because of the outdoor life, the horses, and the open spaces feeling that your world was what you made it.

More practically, if I could live the last fifteen or so years over, knowing then what I know now and being able to change my choices, I would do that.

Ahhh, the vantage point of hindsight.

panthergirl said...

Man, that's a tough one for me. I like my creature comforts, which makes it REALLY hard to think about living in a time where things were smelly, or dangerous. (You see, period films don't provide the aroma of the day, which in most cases was really rank!!)

I think I'll pick the roaring 20s as well, because I think I would have made a good gun moll.

Carmi said...

Immediate post-WWII. Somewhere in Southern California. I love American car culture of that era. It was so effusive, and the future was so bright. I love eras that are all about hope and potential.

Jon Cox said...

Great post!!!

Star said...

I think we romanticize the past too much. I am sure that as charming as it seems, there are also hardships. But if I can go as a person of wealth and privilege, perhaps to the early 1800's.

queen of light and joy said...

I would have to say the 80's, but only if i could be in one of those John Huges movies.

Michele sent me :)

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i have to agree with you, and yes, i'd have to be rich as well.

Meow said...

Hmmmm, I think it would have to be the days of Little House on the Prairie, or Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman. Times were tough, but life was simple, families were close and loving. I think that would have been an amazing time to live, being there to see all the progress happening.

Paperback Writer said...

I'm not sure when I'd go...Probably to early 60's Liverpool to be a fly on the wall where the Beatles were recording.

Osquer said...

Captain, meet me for tea on Baker Street!

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