How important are your photos?

What are your memories made of?

As I get older I realize that over the years memories build on experiences, people you have met. Some for a short time, some become life long friends.

Family are deeply entrenched in your life and memories. The family grows over the years. Daughters and sons, marry or have partnerships.The extended family now includes in-laws. Children are born, grow and bring their special joy to be remembered. Weddings, birthdays, Christmas, special occasions, some happy, some sad.

Then, for me, a very special part of my memories involves my passion for travel.

The thread that runs through all of my memories are my photos. Thousands of them. I had a Box Brownie in the early 1950’s for my 10th birthday. Now that will date me. An Olympus SLR was my companion in the 1980’s as I travelled around the world. Photos take up room in a large cupboard, some in albums, some just in shoe boxes. All precious to me. Now with the advent of digital cameras it is a huge, largely uncatalogued, collection on the hard drive and various memory sticks.

When people are asked what they would save in a disaster, after family and pets it is nearly always the photograph collection. Sadly for many Australians who went through the natural disasters of floods and cyclones during 2010 time and again it was the loss of a lifetime of  memories in their photos that they mourn as being irreplaceable

So I am starting this blog to gather together, in no particular order, photos that bring back memories for me. Of course a lot of my photos are not digital. Nearly 50 years of prints. Maybe I can scan and reproduce them… I will try…   I bought my first digital camera in 2001 at huge cost back then. So that is 11 years of digital.

I hope you, my blogging friends, will enjoy looking at these photos and sharing memories with me.

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