Bavaria, Bmaberg, Franconia, Germany, melancholy, photography, photos, travel, unknown, wondering
It’s day two of the new year and it stretches out before me like a blank page, encouraging me to dream and plan, make changes and find a few new adventures. And while saying good-bye to 2016 was easy – it wasn’t a great year for me – I can’t help feel a little melancholy about the past.
This has possibly mainly to do with the fact that I spent the last days of the old year wandering around some old haunts of mine in Bamberg, a baroque town in Bavaria (Franconia) I lived in as a student.
It was a little odd to rediscover a place I once knew so well and reconnect with people I use to see nearly every day – odd, but good and a little sad. As I rambled through the tiny cobblestone alleys and clambered up the hills I couldn’t help but wonder about all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘could ofs’.
But since you can’t turn back time and I don’t even think I really want to now is the perfect time to close a chapter and begin a new one. So as I sit on the train and with those thoughts in my mind I think I will take one last look at the photos I took and begin planning the months that lie ahead of me. After all there is nothing more exciting than the unknown.
Michael Haskins said:
So good to see your post and wonderful photos! Your posts always uplifted my day and your photos (phone or camera) are amazing! You have a wonderful eye that all photographers need. Sounds like your trip has recharged your batteries! Keep warm and positive. Happy New Year
Thanks so much … was a strange combination of melancholy and happiness
Such beautiful photography! And it sounds like you had a nice stroll down memory lane.
Cynthia Guenther Richardson said:
A fantastic assortment of photos–such variety, color and form, etc. Loved the pears and stars–and so many more to note here!to
Thanks so much – it was so cold I was shaking at times 🙂
Thank you and a happy new year!
Happy new year to you too
I love your blog! I look forward to reading your words, to seeing your photographs and I always sigh at the end because you inspire me and our time together has ended with the post. Thank you for a wonderful respite once more. Happy New Year.
Thanksgiving so much – glad they are happy sighs