Most often I have a story.
Thought for my 50th post on WordPress to do something else – the contrast between old and new.
I View “new” is not necessarily better.
I see it simply as having been in existence for a shorter time than the “old”.
I LOVE OLD HOUSES,
but it’s sad when a beautiful building is abandoned and turns into a ruin. Something previously functional with design.
We saw this one when we walked from the Chagall museum in the South of France (which I’ll show you another time) for about 35 min. upward to the other end of the street to visit the Matisse museum. Unfortunately for us, in the latter museum was not much to see, because they were prepping for a new show in August.
The amazingly positive museum attendant, hearing that we were from Los Angeles, said,
“Well, then you can come back next year, n’est pas?” (everyone who lives in America must be rich, lol)
ceiling of the tunnel
A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN in something functional, such as a tunnel immediately caught my attention. Had a blast taking pics when leaving Nice (pronounce Niece), because traffic was just going slow enough that I could choose an angle
Kinderdijk, the Netherlands
BLUE Sky above the OLD type of windmills where our friend-blogger Reader Wil took us – so much fun and as you know Wil – very informative!
The NEW BLUE to sit on, in Hortus – a botanical garden, largely taken care of by volunteers in Groningen, Holland. These tree branches were guided (like Bonsai)
For Mandarin Orange and OrangeTGIF I used the pic (below) of the dried flowers and used filters in PS of glowing edges, film grain, balance, saturation, and more:) and Catch the Light meme.
Dried up FLOWERS on the shore of Bass Lake, CA
From the background flower you can see the flower in the front is still a BUDDING Camellia –
the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena:)
What does it matter if something is old… or new? We each choose what is important, depending on the subject. It may be functionality (the tunnel), appearance (flower), a keepsake of a significant person in our life, or whether it’s a building, or a bench, or a windmill, or a flower.
If you like to add something of your own old or new, FEEL FREE to mention it in your comment🙂
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