Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

This photo represents the past in two ways. I took it in 1983 when for the first time in my life I traveled to Europe. I visited Florence, Venice, Rome and Paris. I remember coming out of the train station in Venice and feeling as if I had entered a magical place. The antiquity of Venice is present everywhere, hence the past. I have not made it back to visit again, hence my past. Both past but still present, there and within me.

I wrote previously about a funny experience on the train while traveling, if you would like to read it you can find it here, with more traces of the past.

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28 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

  1. A very interesting comment – Both past but still present, there and within me. That sentence conveys an mountain of emotions when I contemplate the events and people in my past 🙂


  2. I have a print of Venice that someone gave me – it was lost in the mail and reminds me a lot of your 80s print – I wonder if the one I have is 70s – it is wall size and was given to me as art teacher –
    Anyhow – great double take on traces of the last- 😉


      • Well it is a weird print – not super clear and I guess with all the tech advances – we want vibrant and all that- but there is something special about the gondolas and the boats – I had someone look at snd told me a few things – it is rolled up right now – but maybe in a different office someday – hmmm


  3. you can be there again with watching this photo :o) I sometimes was sad when I came back after years to a place I loved , because so many things changed and this place became smaller somehow…


  4. This a sounds like an incredible experience, Lisa. I went to Spain and Portugal in 1974 with Spanish club and would love to go back, along with check out England, Scotland and Ireland. I don’t know Italian nor German but think they would be fascinating places to travel around. Thank you for sharing this! 🙂


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