Sunday, February 14, 2010

St. Valentines

On 14 February, 1900 - St. Valentines Day - a group of dignified school girls and their teachers went on a picnic to Hanging Rock.

Four of the school girls were granted permission to explore The Rock. After all, they'd only be gone a little while...

Three of the school girls and their teacher disappeared that day, never to return. Never to be found.

Peter Weir's film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), based on the book of the same title by Joan Lindsay, is hauntingly beautiful. The soft lighting, soothing but eeire pan flute and ache from the rock combine together to create a absolutely stunning film.

Read a wonderful review here.

While unfortunately I won't be spending Valentines Day at Hanging Rock, I will be going on a picnic with my delightful boy. Very excited :)

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