+ Snapshots from the Past +

Sometimes all you have are memories. The only thing that's left are crumpled up tickets, faded photos, & an old letter. Things change. Moments pass. Time continues. Those little souvenirs of the old days can bring you just a second of happiness. And to me, that's worth it. Photographs are trippy because they capture an exact millisecond. Snapshots from the past.

Buddhist Temple // Los Angeles, CA

LA Historic Hotel // Los Angeles, CA

Chinatown // San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers // San Francisco, CA

Old Santa Barbara Mission // Santa Barbara, CA



Thoughts. Photos. Memories. Moments. These photographs are from my travels. Some are from my road trip to San Francisco from January, which you can read more about on Find Me in San FranciscoDo you ever find yourself thinking of what used to be? Which photo is your favorite?

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22 comments

  1. Lovely blog, would love if you checked out mine sometime too xx

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  2. My favourite one is the one looking out on LA through a curtain :)
    I used to keep loads of things like that- crumpled maps, folded napkins of a restaurant (unused haha) and tickets. I actually have an entire folder, but somewhere down the road I realised how uncool I was and stopped making a collection and now I entirely rely on pictures to remind me of those little things :) xx
    Seven Days

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    1. You're COOL!!! Hehe :] I keep those mementos in a box. I know I'l never get around to scrapbooking them, so it's a fun way to look back on old times.

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  3. Gorgeous photos.

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Memories pass and fade, but that's the great thing about photography---you get to freeze a moment in time and come back to it and relive it. I love the last photo; the colors against that bright blue sky really speak to me.

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Exactly. It's so crazy that the moment is long gone but you can remember it with the touch of a button. :]

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  5. Your photos are beautiful. You have a great eye for composition and color. I love photos as mementos. They don't take up much space, but they spark a lot of wonderful memories.

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. Photos definitely spark memories long forgotten. :]

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  6. My favorite is the second photo! I love the curtains and the sheerness of it so you can see little bits and pieces of the buildings outside. I find myself thinking of what used to be a lot since I moved. I definitely where I'm at right now but I can't help but miss Los Angeles and your photos makes me miss even more (in a good way)! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Come visit LA soon! It misses you too, I'm sure. Thank you for reading. :]

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  7. beautiful photos carmen! i love the shot of the la historical hotel...it has a lot of depth and feeling in it.

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  8. Wow you take really beautiful pictures!!! I am so desperate to take a trip to Cali!

    Check out my blog at:
    http://clearancechampange.wordpress.com/

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    1. Come soon. Perfect in the fall because...it's hardly cold. :P

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  9. These are all amazing photos, but I especially love the one looking out upon LA through the gauzy curtain. Photos are my favorite things, since at any moment, I can be transported to the past. This has been one of my favorite aspects of blogging: preserving my memories just a click away! This is a really inspiring post :)

    Thank you so much for stopping my blog to have a read and leave some sweet words. You completely brightened my day!

    The What's In Between

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    1. Blogging can bring up memories -- good or bad -- but it's all part of the artistic process. Thanks for stopping by here as well, Zoe. :]

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  10. I love all of the colors! that photograph through the curtain is probably my favorite, though I also love the reflection. :)

    Always, Anita
    www.alwaysanita.com

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    1. I had no idea curtain photo would be so popular, but I'm glad you liked the reflection one as well. :]

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  11. I look through my travel photographs all the time. My boyfriend and I took an incredible road trip earlier this year and we reminisce over it all the time. I love your shot looking through the curtains in L.A.! xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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  12. Great photos. It's true, I think I would cry if I ever lost my photos. There are so many memories in photos and those moments. I kinda miss the days of physical film where you could write things on the back to capture those memories even further.

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  13. Beautiful pictures and adorable post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    cvety

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