Venice | Disposable Camera

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It was late in the afternoon when we made our way from the harbour to lovely Venice when I realised that I had loaded a B&W film which I was planning to use in Paris. I was a bit down for a moment then made my way exploring and luckily found this shop with a Kodak signage in front of it (of course, I had a brief moment of celebration in my head). I quickly bought the disposable camera and was having a great time in point and shoot mode. The camera was very light, I barely feel like taking photos and were more like recording memories in my head through a viewfinder.

Unfortunately, we only had around 3 hours there so I tried to make the best out of our time (of course by avoiding the very crowded Doge's place) exploring the hidden alleys and (after much thought) bought a ticket for the famous Gondola ride. I was hesitant to do it at first, but surprisingly not regretting my choice. As much as I enjoy walking, there's this beautiful sight and charm of Venice that can only be enjoyed while cruising with the gondola. 

De Botton and Amsterdam

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"It is unfortunately hard to recall our quasi-permanent concern with the future, for on our return from a place, perhaps the first thing to disappear from memory is just how much of the past we spent dwelling on what was to come-how much of it, that is, we spent somewhere other than where we were. There is purity both in the remembered and in the anticipated visions of a place: in each instance it is the place itself that is allowed to stand out." 

A beautifully written words from Alain De Botton's The Art of Travel that I treasure so deeply. I've been reading that lines over and over again and it feels weird when you can relate so much to the words while looking at the photos taken from my last stop of this year's trip before heading back to my homeland. It's been rough these past few weeks with all changes that has been happening around me. 
And somehow it feels comforting to simply look through these photography archive. All is well.


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