Sunday, July 12, 2009

Take an umbrella, It's gonna rain...

"Anyone that says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain" ~Anonymous


Ancient umbrellas or parasols were used to provide shade from the strong sun. Later on the Chinese decided to waterproof them, adding wax to their paper parasols.
*all pics link to their source* =D

25 comments:

  1. I am waiting with batted breath for the next rain storm, because I have a look I want to shoot in the rain.

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  2. Oooh! I love these pretty parasols. I would so carry one. :)

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  3. the second one is really cute!

    xx

    www.inspirations.co.nr

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  4. I love rain. <3 I'm hoping for a summertime storm soon, I'm happiest when it's rainy. :)

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  5. The quote is true! And I love the first picture. :)

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  6. I'm a big umbrella fan. That first picture is so perfect!

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  7. That first photo is brillinat. There's not much better than being out in the rain when it's hot outside and the rain water feels like a warm shower.

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  8. i simply love these photos.

    - taylor xoxo

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  9. I wish it would rain here, it is so stinking hot! I love those images with the umbrellas, makes me want to go swimming to stay nice and cool. Happy Monday love!

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  10. you've always got such beautiful photos here! and love how you added that bit of information at the end too :) and Thank You so much for dropping by <3 , the third photo is just so sweet ^^

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  11. hey sophie! thanks for dropping by... we'll see how this marathon thing works out for me... i'm not really a long distrance runner. or a runner at all. hahah! ;P

    those umbrellas are beautiful! i'm not a big fan of rain, but i do admit...rain has its 'moments' haha! ;P

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  12. I love there is rain and sun at the same time.

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  13. I've always wanted one of those beautiful old-school chinese umbrellas, but they've always had a decadent feel to them XD

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  14. oh how odd I bought a funky umbrella today :)

    PeAce*
    prettyneons X

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  15. I love the rain... and I especially love umbrellas!

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  16. I've always wanted a fancy umbrella...but I have a fun one with kokeshi dolls all over it, it makes rainy days that much more bearable.

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  17. hello! is jana!! lovely pictures!! great images!! nice post!!
    i love it!
    jana

    http://laventanadejanaglamurama.blogspot.com/

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  19. The quote reminds me of one of my favourite movies: Singing In The Rain! Though I must admit, I prefer the sunshine!

    I absolutely love the pictures!

    xoxo
    Cesc

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  20. cute umbrella.... especially oriental umbrella =D

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  21. These photographs are so wonderful. I always make sure to buy a colourful umbrella for autumn :)

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  22. These are such enchanting photographs!

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