Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

This week, Tina gives us a chance to share the nostalgic moments, “past holidays, times with family and friends, travel moments, or just something that reminds you fondly of days gone by…”

In his “Les Misérables”, Victor Hugo described his nostalgia beautifully. When he went back home after a long absence, as he walked on the street, he realized that the pavement which he walked on was not just stones, he had left his heart in those streets.

In after times, when we are there no longer, we find that those streets are very dear,

that we miss those roofs, those windows, and those doors,

that those walls are necessary to us,

that those trees are our well-beloved,

that those houses which we never entered we entered every day

and that we have left something of our affection, our life, and our heart in those streets.”

~ Victor Hugo

These photos were taken in Kyoto, I then processed through Lightroom and Topaz.

Tina introduces how a community farm returns to the “good old days” with a new approach… It’s great story with beautiful photos of farmland. You don’t want to miss it. Click here to visit. 

As always, Tina, Patti, Ann-Christine and I look forward to seeing the nostalgic moments that are special to you. I will host next week’s LAPC Challenge #76.

82 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

  1. I love this, Amy! Your quotes, your images. Absolutely stunning. And your reminder of the physicality of emotion, of nostalgia is a great reminder of how these feelings are embedded deep within us. Thank you!

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  2. Les mis is my favorite novel and so I perked yo when I saw you mention that title – and what you shared did not disappoint – the photos are from Kyoto but also ha e a French feel and well – they matched Hugo’s words perfectly –
    Goodness he is a good writer !
    And excellent literary take on nostalgic

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  3. Hi Amy. Your nostalgic photos are all striking, and the monochromatic interpretation makes them all the more evocative and inspiring. Here‘s my nostalgic submission. This was a fledgling Great Blue Heron when that photo was taken; he was a mere three weeks out of the nest. I am nostalgic for that time six years ago: babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2019/12/08/peace-on-earth-goodwill-from-great-blue-herons-not-art-nbr-23/

    Best, Babsje


  4. Pingback: Peace on Earth, Goodwill from Great Blue Herons (Not Art Nbr 23) | Babsje Heron

  5. Dear Amy … deeply touching superb closeup images, just right for ‘nostalgia’ and I must add ‘wonderful judgement and quotations from a great writer’s work. I found similarity of thought in houses and footpaths. I have shared your amazing post on twitter. Beautiful.

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  6. The nostalgia theme is carried through beautifully here, Amy. I enjoyed the homey Kyoto scenes, and the sepia tones added to the theme. I also found the Victor Hugo quote especially warm. Lovely post.


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