You arrive in a place you know well

do you get your camera out?

A year ago today, and about this time, we had just arrived back in Olhão da Restauração for our 2016/17 winter sojourn. Too early to access our apartment we decided to enjoy a short stroll. Being our fifth or possibly sixth visit I hesitated about finding and taking the camera with me. However I nearly always regret it if it isn’t in the bag or over my shoulder, so I found it and this is what I took.

Unsurprisingly the vast majority of photographs were of birds, however as we walked back to the apartment I couldn’t resist this above my head.

Glorious in pink

Just look at that beautiful blue sky, I can’t wait to return to it for our 2018 winter sojoun. My final photograph also has lots of blue but it is a very different shot. It was the first I took that day. Nothing specialAn unusual first shot to take I know but I needed it for the following month’s past meets present.  I kept it as I thought it might be a useful historical photograph to keep. All to often the photographs and postcards we retain are the glorious vistas, interesting buildings, family celebrations and brilliant close-ups. However in a hundred years time it will probably be the rare photographs of the average street scene that historians will be hunched over for traces of our past. They are certainly the ones I find most useful for my past meets present challenge. Talking of which I must put my thinking cap on for what I am going to share next month. Do hope you will join me next month or even better why not share traces of your past with Paula this month.

23 comments on “You arrive in a place you know well

  1. What a charming post! Thank you 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Atmospheric | The life of B

  3. However familiarcthe place, there’s always something new to spot.

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  4. I only made the mistake of not bothering to take my camera once and I missed an amazing photo. Never again. What is the tree with the beautiful pink flowers? It looks gorgeous against the blue sky.

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  5. You’re right- I should join you! 🙂 🙂 Just saw Lisa off at the airport tonight. Been up since 5am so I’m visibly drooping. Lovely to have her here but it was spoilt a bit for Leo, who had a migraine for a day and a half. 😦


  6. I always have my camera with me. My bestie is always waiting for me to finish taking a photo of something when we walk about 🙂

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  7. I always regret not taking my camera with me. Lovely photos!

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    • I’m not so good when I am in a place I know well . . .writing this post has made me realise I really must carry it with me more – that way less regrets!


  8. Seconded. Never be without the means of capturing that shot.

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  9. Always take a camera. If you don’t you will regret it!

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