Monday, August 22, 2011


The Wildest Dream -Everest - the top of the world

Geoge Mallory nd his wife Ruth

Natasha Richardson and her husband Liam Neeson.

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9 comments:

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful photos - all - and i'm so happy that ruth's photo has not been found and for what that could mean - the correlation of natasha's story with the lives of these others, so intriguing - wonderful stories all - thanks so much pat! love these images!

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: I believe at one stage Natasha broke down during the recording. She said she couldn't bear the thought of the children being deprived of a parent. So very sad.

R. Sherman said...

I know it's macabre, but I recently read a post on an Everest sight about the number of people left up there and the nicknames assigned to them along the routes. Mallory's body is one of them, and least it retains reverence by current climbers.

Vagabonde said...

I love to look at mountains but I am not a sportive type and would never be able to climb one. This must be in the blood – I mean the urge to climb mountains. Your photo of Everest is dreamy.

Pat said...

Randall: one hopes the intense cold prevents the normal decay. I think it was on the Eiger where a climber was left hanging for years and could be viewed from the mountain railway which trundled past.
Vagabonde: some of them are perfectly safe and just require motivation and stamina.
I believe the photo was from Getty Images.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I saw Natasha play Sally Bowles in the Broadway production of Cabaret. The MC was played by the hatchet-faced Allan Cummings. It ranks as one of the time five best productions I've ever seen. We've been robbed of a great talent.

Pat said...

That would be great casting - Alan Cummings used to play a camp airline attendant in a TV sit-com which was hilarious. I think Dorothy Tutin was Sally when I saw it in London. Katie Hepburn was in the audience so I went cross-eyed twixt her and the stage.
And of course mine wasn't 'Cabaret' but 'I am a Camera' - the original play.
Now what was the original book called?
'Goodbye to Berlin'?

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Berlin Stories! Well done, you!

Pat said...

UB: :)