Today was a beautiful day. Eric and I went into town for a cup of coffee at the cornershop bookstore. We saw a book on clearance filled with old images of this little town we live in. I was absolutely captivated by the images. I've always been fascinated by historical pictures and looking back at how things used to be in another time.I was also curious to see just how much things had changed.
"well, lets get this book and then take a walk through town. We'll compare how things are now to how they were back then. It would be interesting to see the subtle and not so subtle differences." Eric suggested.
So we did.and of course, I took pictures.
There were differences in the store names, some of the architecture. But some things haven't
changed much at all from the late 1800's!
The horse and buggy carts were replaced with automobiles..
What's interesting is that if you look closely, the Haus der Technik building has a banner on it celebrating the 150 year anniversary
It's so strange to be standing there in the same location an old photograph was taken. You look at the changes and it's like a trip through time. A glimpse of how things once were. It gave me chills.
It's amazing how in only 3 and a half years. This town has become a real home to me. Since I walk everywhere, I know it inside and out. I'm attached to this town, the memories I have and the feelings it brings out.
I'm going to miss it here
I took this photo standing where the tree with those people in it once stood. Obviously it was chopped down years ago and replaced with a small children's park.
I have a couple more images that I might post in a new entry. Also a few people have asked me about the name of the town I live in
. I kind of skirted over the question for privacy reasons and because I don't want this personal photoblog to come up in Google searches when someone types in the town's name. It's not a big city like Berlin
. I haven't met another blogger that currently lives in this town. I know some USED to live here, but it's hard to find anyone else.
But I'll give you a hint
. There is a now-famous and very unusual conspiracy theory surrounding the town in Germany I live in. I'll share the article in my next entry. It's kind of funny, since my blog proves it wrong.
Tomorrow we're taking a road trip, we'll be back on Friday night. During that trip we'll be going to the American Embassy for our Green Card interview.
Wish us luck
And thank you
to everyone that ordered a Charcoal portrait
) or expressed interest in ordering one. That completely made my day and helps us more than you know. Thank you so much for reaching out.