Friendly Friday – Nostalgia

…thanks to Amanda for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

Everyone once in awhile Facebook or my Photo Stream appear on my phone and remind me of events that took place in the past. It seems that I have done a most of my travelling in July which isn’t really unusual because the summer was the only time I could get away as a teacher.

Here are a few of my favourite moments from the past.

My husband when I first met him in 1972.2-B2890-D1-451-F-4-A30-B628-CBFC6-CDD175-B-1-201-a

Our daughter’s wedding day, 9/10/11
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Hiking up the cliff side in Houth, Ireland 2011
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Can you believe this is the same guy but 30 years younger?
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My Dad meeting his first great grandchild, Winnie.
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At Andrea’s and Josie’s wedding
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Travelling with our daughter and granddaughter in Italy, July 2016
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The family at Azadeh’s and Brendan’s wedding in Assisi, July 2016
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Venice with my husband in July 2020
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Gaelan, Winnie and me in Florence in July 2020
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Visiting Brendan and Azadeh in London with the girls, 2018B8824435-4570-4997-ADBD-D8-C6-F72-FBE67

Touring the neighbourhoods of London with Andrea and Josie, 2018
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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Going Back

thanks to John Steiner for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

I think we all appreciate photo challenges that don’t require going outside of our homes during this pandemic. We certainly aren’t travelling to exotic places but we can look back on trips we took in the past. Here are a few of my favourite trips over the last few years.

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Florence, Italy
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Assisi, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Prince Edward County
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London, England
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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge – Week 7 – Make Yourself Feel Small

….thanks to Cee for hosting On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

What makes you feel small? Standing under a very tall tree, sitting inside a very large church, looking up at a dinosaur or sitting in an oversized chair?

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – #82 – Capital

…thanks to Viveka for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

cap·i·tal1
/ˈkapədl/
noun
  1. 1.
    the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.
    Similar:
    first city
    most important city
    seat of government
    centre of administration
    metropolis

  2. 2.
    wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing.
    “rates of return on invested capital were high”
    Similar:
    money, finance(s), wealth, resources
adjective
(of an offense or charge) liable to the death penalty.
“murder was a capital crime”
2.
(of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.
Similar:
upper-case, block
A variety of photos depicting upper case letters, capital cities….Toronto (capital of Ontario), Rome (capital of Italy), Dublin (capital of Ireland) and play money.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Window With a View

….thanks to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge for this week’s theme Window With a View

Over Italy

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In Assisi

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From Lucy’s point of view

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From our apartment in Rome

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Fan of…#46….Palms

…thanks to Jez for hosting Fan of….

I haven’t been anywhere tropical in over 35 years so I wasn’t sure how many palm pictures I’d find in my archive of photos. Turns out that the zoo, botanical gardens and countries like England and Italy are all keepers of this wonderful tree.IMG-1133-2
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I particularly like what you find under the palms at the zoo.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

…thanks to Tina for hosting this week’s Lens-Artist Challenge

nos·tal·gia
/näˈstaljə,nəˈstaljə/
noun
noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
  1. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
    “I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college”
    Similar:
    wistfulness, regret, regretfulness, reminiscence, remembrance

I get very sentimental over my vacation in Italy where our son was married. The actual wedding took place in the hills of Assisi.

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