Sepia Saturday - Theatre by the Sea

This week's theme seems to evolve around acting. But this a building surrounded by a porch with a big pile of sand in front of it, right?

Postcard: CrazyasaCoolFox
(click to magnify)

What I love about these old postcards is that one can discover a lot of detail.

Look closely. There is a rather large, well dressed crowd sitting in front of a stage. There is also what looks to be an awning over the crowd shielding them from the hot summer sun. A lady in white stands on the dune overlooking the performance.

On stage an actor or presenter is sitting at what seems to be a desk. Two lanterns protrude from the stage roof supports.

The wrap around porch of the pavilion must have been a cool place to stroll on steamy summer evening. A hammock hangs between two posts. A figure below the stairs on the left might be a worker caught when the camera shot this photo.

What this postcard doesn't show you is the amazing expansive view behind the stage, that of the Atlantic Ocean. How could one be attentive to the stage performance when nature's performance is in the background?

Can anyone spot the horse?

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Comments

Wendy said…
I wonder what fine summer theater performance the crowd was enjoying. And yes, I see the horse, plus all the other details you alerted us to. Good job!
Postcardy said…
I'm not sure about the horse. I saw some legs that looked kind of like some men in a horse costume.
Bob Scotney said…
The more I look at the enlarged picture the more I'm convinced the ground is covered by snow and that it's not summer at all. The horse seems to be tied to a hitching post.
21 Wits said…
Yes I can see the horse...he's on the right and brown in color! Great photo!
Christine H. said…
I'm afraid I would have been distracted by the ocean, unless the performance was VERY good. What a great venue.
Kristin said…
I wonder if at some point the man on the stage runs through the sand, jumps on the horse and rides off into the sunset. Or perhaps one of the people in the audience rode him to the performance.
Joy said…
Open air theatre under a clear blue sky by the ocean, perfect.
Linda@VS said…
I'm glad someone thought to take a picture of an event like this...and yes, I see the horse.
I had to go back and look for the horse - in the front right in front of the fence, correct?
Linda said…
Very cool, and that horse seems to blend right into the fence.
Mike Brubaker said…
Great card. Given that people at this time didn't swim or enjoy the beach as we do today, a summer theater must have been a popular entertainment.

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