In the beginning, there was a woman in black…..

What goes around, comes around…. Many years ago, one of my earliest images from my travels was a woman dressed in black, in Venice:

…then I saw her in different guise, tall and elegant, in Vienna, probably a week later:

….some months later, I caught up with her in Tarascon, Provence, early in the morning:

Tarascon, 7 am, off to the bakers

and yesterday, after well over 30 years, she turned up in Guildford. She always wears a skirt:

Shame she didn’t turn up in the deserted streets of Spinalonga, or Craco Vecchia….that would have been atmospheric,,,,







  1. Great idea, Sue, and very nicely done too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Very well done , Sue…!

  3. I rather like Guildfodr High Street with that wonderful clock. And I love your ‘Woman in Black’ series too 🙂

  4. Made me smile today, Sue.

  5. She’s wearing well, Sue! 🙂 🙂 And doesn’t Guildford look smart? Your local patch? 🙂

  6. That was kinda funny 😂..
    but kool..
    black is always in..
    Every woman.. owns a little black evening dress..

    Black fits every occasion.. and look
    Good on everyone…

  7. Well of course you have those who don’t like black..

    But it doesn’t change the fact

  8. Of course you have those that don’t like the color black..

    But it doesn’t change the fact…

  9. Eleazar

    I love this post, I find it really original! Congrats and thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. I love the 2nd photo, they are all great, but the 2nd, the lady in black looks like she is a mission, a story in the making 🙂

  11. What an interesting series, Sue. Love it!

  12. I love these many manifestations of the woman in black. And such backgrounds she strides against. An inspire dpost!

    • Sue

      Yes, she has chosen some great backgrounds over the last 30 plus years! And last evening I finally found her striding over the Ponte Vecchia, an image that I thought (to my horror ) that I had lost ….. So there might be another post as I think I have her on a donkey in Crete or Kos

  13. Brilliant idea Sue and I’m impressed that you can find things in your collection.

    • Sue

      I don’t keyword as much as I should, but some years ago I created Projects, each drilling down to folders and albums. So I have UK, ROW, Ruins, Portraits readily accessible… I looked for my woman in black in ROW, went for Italy….but could I find her! Not initially!! Got to get those keywords done….

  14. ! Congrats and thanks for sharing 🙂

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