11 February, 2024

Brolly ☂

☂️10 February was National Umbrella Day🌂

Celebrating doesn’t require rain; enjoy a cocktail with an umbrella, watch a related movie ("Singing in the Rain" anyone?), or simply appreciate the umbrella’s design and history.

A search on my photo library pulled up the following:

"The Gentlemen Statues" by Ju Ming, 2015, at the AMA Plaza, Chicago.

Unknown artist, found on the interwebs.
"Paris Street; Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte, 1877, displayed at Chicago Institute of Art.

14 comments:

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Of course, the word umbrella does not in itself refer to rain, but rather to shade. In Japan, ladies still use "umbrellas" in the summer to shade them from the sun!

Purrs,
The Chans

Lynn and Precious said...

Of course the picture with the kitties is the cutest. But I enjoyed your article. And also the above comment about using the umbrella for shade. As it used to be decades ago even in this country.

The J-Cats said...

Having been born and raised in England, naturally Mummy appreciates the umbrellas (mol). Of course, We especially like the picture with the kitties!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The kitties under the umbrella is my favourite.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Well, I sure didn't know about this special day but as it turns out I celebrated about an hour ago!

Katie Isabella said...

I really enjoyed those!

meowmeowmans said...

We liked this those very much, especially the one of the kitties under the umbrella. :)

John Bellen said...

I like umbrellas; I like their idea. They are a neat invention. And a city in the rain, Paris or London, is quite different than a city in sunshine. For one thing, one needs an umbrella...

messymimi said...

Keep your brolly handy. I like the artwork you found.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Nice pics, especially the kitties!

pilch92 said...

Cute picture with the black cats.

The Island Cats said...

We didn’t need an umbrella today!

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

I love your version with the cats and the umbrella.

Darla Sands said...

Thank you for sharing this fun post. My new-ish beach umbrella hasn't yet seen surf and sand (sigh) but is great for sunny and rainy days. :D Best wishes!