Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Seven plus Two

An idyllic setting adds something to this photo of seven skinnydippers on a riverbank.
I wonder if their two clothed friends eventually joined the fun.



  1. This reminds me of the skinny dipping scene from the superb 1985 Merchant Ivory adaptation of E M Forster's 1908 novel A Room with a View, staring Simon Callow as Simon Callow as The Reverend Mr Beebe, Julian Sands as George Emerson, and Rupert Graves as Freddy Honeychurch. Julian Sands sadly passed away in a mountaineering accident on Mount San Antonio, California, earlier this year. Simon Callow is an out gay actor and the author, E M Forster (1879 — 1970), a very prominent author and fellow of King's College, Cambridge, whose posthumously published novel on a gay theme, Maurice, saw Julian Sands once again star in the dramatization. The above image is clearly life imitating art.

    1. That happens regularly around here, lol.

    2. Thanks. Now I'm going to have O Mio Babbino Caro playing in my head the rest of the day. 😋

  2. I thought the river, willow tree, sunlight, and appearance of the clothed men and the strapping 7 young men looked Australian. And it is. I searched on Google Lens and found it was photographed on the Hawkesbury River around 1890 – 1900. The image comes from the Hawkesbury Library Service and the photographer was George Edward Woodhill.