A View into the Past

A 21st century bit of nostalgia

Sometimes, as I’m looking at some of my older photos, a bit of nostalgia creeps in with the memories of places visited and people met. Perusing some of my images from my June 2015 short trip to Iceland, I came across a set of shots that I took as I had followed the road beyond Siglufjörður along the coastline in the direction of Haganes.

If you ever get the chance, this is a lovely drive albeit it a bit of a winding road, as you climb the hills and follow the contours. At one point, I caught this view…

The Road Above and Below the Clouds

Literally, this road takes one above and below the clouds! The low-hanging cloud banks are above the water on this side of Haganes, providing a cozy blanket in which to wrap the peaks beyond the town.

As I processed this photo, I was struck by the light conditions, as the overall light was a bit of hazy blue; rather than process this out of the image, I chose to keep it, as I felt it gave a sense of an old image from days gone by. It also reminded me that I want to go back to Iceland again and again, as there is never enough time to capture all of its beauty.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 45

A wonderful look back!

The 45th episode of our fun little challenge brought us opportunity to look back in a whistful manner, as the theme was one of Nostalgia.  Each of you have a unique outlook on the past and what provides you a touch of nostalgia.

There was great variety in your posts, as some of you shared some old photos, while others brought back memories of things that you did during your childhood.  There were also photos that reflected on great times that were had on vacations at wonderful locations.  The variety was wonderful!  The quality of your posts was a constant, as it was clear that each of you put thought and effort into them; it showed in the images and the prose and poetry that you shared!  Thank you!!

One of the other nostalgic areas for me, the country of my birth: the Netherlands…

Volendam Fishers

These fishing boats also tell the story of times past, when there was plenty of fishing on the Zuiderzee, a rough in-land sea, that was dammed off by the Afsluitdijk in 1932; the resulting lake was renamed to Ijsselmeer, which still is a popular location for sailing in the Netherlands.  This image was captured in Volendam, as I was struck by the bright colors of these ships.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • The entries were kicked off by Mini on Tour‘s post, which looked back to time in the military and the joy of working on vehicles!
  • Tisha’s post in Found Round and About brings us the wonder of old photos and their memories, even of snow in North Texas.
  • Charles shares images of himself and his smiling brothers in CharlesEWaugh.com; also, he shows us old signs and a relic of a telephone!
  • Mac shares a true find in her post in Southern by Design;  this kind of place is truly unique!
  • Emily takes us on a tour into the past in Zombie Flamingoes, all the way from sundials to horse-drawn trams.
  • pensitivity101 takes us on a numismatic trip, when tuppence and thruppence were still well understood!
  • Marie shows us some true blue nostalgia in her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; it’s a beauty!
  • Netdancer’s Musings brings us Candace’s post about family mementos!
  • Leaking Ink‘s entry talks about a time before 24/7 television and internet; a time when hobbies still had a place in our lives.
  • Judith, who writes Nature Knows Best, shows us some of her books from an era that seemed just a little less stressful
  • Khürt has not lost his marbles, as you can see in his post in Island in the Net, where he shares his memories of old the great games he played as a child.
  • Xenia’s post in WhippetWisdom connects us to both love and nostalgia with a great haibun!
  • Miriam talks about living in the United States for 40 years, with nostalgic thoughts to her family in Hong Kong in here post in The Showers of Blessing.
  • Cee shares some really old images images in her post in Cee’s Photography; it’s always great to look at old photography!
  • Joanne’s blog, Three Little Oaks, brings us a wonderful old photo that screams nostalgia!
  • Debbie brings us a poem about forgiving and peace in ForgivingConnects and includes a video of her reading the poem; in a second post in ForgivingConnects, Debbie takea a nostalgic view at herself.
  • Ron takes us to the Ford museum for some great nostalgic images in his post in Progressing into Solitude.
  • PtitNFit‘s entry brings us to wonderful times in Jordan and Beirut, and shared soda and cookies; a nostalgic journey of fun!
  • George’s post in The Alchemist of the Woods talks of simpler times, which certainly look like good times!

Each of these posts were a pleasure to read; thanks to each of you for sharing them, and I hope you had a lot of fun with them!  Next week’s challenge is coming up…

Three Line Tales – Nostalgia

Those were the days!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Fifty-Six of Three Line Tales part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales writing challenge week 56: the lady with the Chevrolet
photo by Clem Onojehungo via Unsplash


Red pickup’s fun times,
Youthful dalliance ‘plenty.
Wish they never end.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

A Kodak moment

Welcome to Week 45 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. After a week that was dominated by Valentine’s Day and filled with the Color of Love, it was an interesting challenge to come up with the next theme.  Serendipity helped out quite a bit…

As I’m spending a couple of days in Atlanta for work, it happened that I was running an errand to gather some supplies for the upcoming meetings.  As a colleague and I were walking toward the Staples store, we came upon this old building that brought back a sense of how photography used to be.  As I looked at the image afterwards, the thought crossed my mind to make this a theme for this week: Nostalgia.

Your challenge is to share a photo or photos that make you think of the way that things used to be; this can be good or bad, your choice, and, as usual, your artistic license is to strike out and come up with your creative work!

So here’s the image that I captured that started me thinking…

Photographic Recall

Even with discount pricing and 1 hour color film developing, Goody’s did not survive the onslaught of the instantaneous gratification of the digital revolution…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I know that I am going to love all of your contributions to this week’s challenge.  Let love be your guide, and may you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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