When we are young, we are too busy living our lives, and rushing time, so we can finally grow up. We hurry and barely slow down to look around and really see the places we live in.
As we get older, on the other hand, we tend to slow down and enjoy nature and our surroundings more intensely. As my children are growing up, I find myself remembering my own childhood more often, trying to remember the people I have known, and all the places I have been to.
But memories fade, and it is difficult to recall all the details, the faces, the places, the sounds, smells and colors. I wish, I had photographs of all my memories.
Just recently, I was on a photography assignment to do some travel photography. As I happened to visit my hometown, I decided to take a walk in the Old Town with my camera. This picturesque city, is actually visited by thousands of tourists every year. As a child, I never really understood, why so many people travelled here from near and far.
Now, after all this time, and with a camera in hand, I finally saw the beauty with my own eyes. I was impressed by all the intricate details in the architecture, and I could barely stop taking pictures. It was a ‘walk down memory lane’, and even though I must have looked like all the other tourists that day, I felt proud, to have grown up in such a special place.
Thinking about this made me realize, that with age, we get more appreciative of the beauty around us, such as, nature, architecture, colors, chipped paint, or simple flower pots on window sills.
I really enjoyed my walk, and I left this picturesque city with a happy feeling, and a grown-up view of my hometown. I hope this inspired you to grab your camera, and take your own photo tour ‘down memory lane’. You’ll be surprised!
If you like, leave me a comment at the end of this post, and tell me about your childhood memories of your hometown. I’d love to hear from you!
With Love, Monika