I love to travel but one thing I adore also is taking photos. Yes, I am that person who takes photos and videos at concerts – I have no shame because I know that I will watch those videos again. The other day I watched videos I recorded at a gig from 2011. I love having visual memories around me and when I go travelling I take a lot of photos.
I don’t just keep digital copies, I choose my favourites and get them printed. I have them scrapbooked and a handful of them I have on my walls. Over the next few weeks I am going to take you through my travel photos I have around my room and what they mean to me. In up and coming versions of this article I will look at some of my scrapbooks as well.
This week we will focus on a handful which are themed around some of my photos of America and then we will look at others over the next month. Ok here we go.
Navy Pier, Chicago
I remember when I saw this in Chicago on the Navy Pier in 2011 and I thought it was striking. It was so bold in colour which really stood out from the lake and views of Chicago in the distance. I love how it looks like it has just fallen from the sky and landed like that. Everytime I look at it, even now, I always see something new.
Statue of Liberty, NYC
It may not be the best photo ever of the Statue of Liberty but to me it means a lot. In 2010 I lived in NYC for 3 months and did a lot of travelling on my own. One of the trips I did was via boat go and see the Statue a bit closer up. I had done this before but it was via speedboat on a school trip when I was 15 but never got this close. This photo reminds me of the time I specifically was there on my own.
This is another photo from my travels in the USA in 2010 and I decided to do a day trip travelling 4 hours one way by coach to visit DC. This may not be the best photo but I really like it because it reminds me of that adventure. I really found it interesting walking around DC.
I love this photo so much, we went to Boston in December 2010 and it was the highest amount of snow they have had for a really long time. I loved walking through the think snow and the streets were so pretty. There were so many great parts to take photos of. I love this photo I took of one of the cinemas as it reminds me of all the older photos you see of America and I love that nostalgia. Even now looking at it, it reminds me of a nineties theme film.
Rockefeller Center, NYC
Again this photo was taken in 2010 in NYC and I really like this photo because of the angle. It really defines the way that you feel when you look around in NYC and it portrays the height of the buildings that take your breath away. This photo brings back that memory and the angle you have to go to taking photos.
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