It's Magnificent Monday again and this week's theme is - "I Love...".
So post about something you love!
For myself I could say my wife Kay, but she doesn't let me talk about her on here.
So here's something else I love-
I love... looking through our travel photo albums.
These date back to 1974, the year we travelled to UK and Europe for 6 months: our big overseas experience or OE as it is commonly called. An OE is a 'right of passage' for many young New Zealanders and as newlyweds we took off on our big adventure. That adventuring spirit has stayed with us, and travel has been up there near the top of our priorities in life.
This picture of La Sagrada Familia, we sent home as a postcard from Barcelona. No email or digital cameras in those days, almost 40 years ago! In our album of this period are many brochures, postcards and a few pics we actually took on what was all the go then - an Instamatic camera by Kodak.
During this weeks tour around several travelblog sites, a couple of articles were about Barcelona, and I was fascinated by their photos of La Sagrada Familia. I intend seeking those sites out again and seeing if we can compare their photo against this. The cathedral of Gaudi has been under construction since 1882. It would also be interesting to compare the skyline, the changes in the surrounding buildings since this photo was taken.
So if any visiting travel bloggers see this and have a current photo I hope you contact me and we'll post it up, with a credit and link to your site. Thanks!
Looking out over Barcelona from the central edifice gallery of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia Sept 1974.That dark haired beauty is my young wife. I sneaked this photo in here...sshh.
|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sagrada_Familia_01.jpg Sept 2009|
Comparing these pics shows a lot has happened in the past 37 years!
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