Singular moments

A comment from Becky this morning had me reminiscing….about those moments, however brief, when you come across something that strikes a chord, sticks in the mind…..

Yesterday, it was the Berlin Wall in the early 2000s (apologies for showing this again) and before that when we visited in the early 90s, and Checkpoint Charlie still looked like, well, Checkpoint Charlie….I need to hunt out some more images.

The other day Drake was talking of wartime relics in the forests of Alsace and I got to thinking of an unrestored Maginot fort that I saw… a memory that is firmly fixed in my mind

Maginot fort men’s entrance

Some moments I have no photographs of, but if my memory is jogged, they will return…like the long line of slow, underpowered Trabants  struggling up an incline on the Nürnberg to Wurzburg stretch of Autobahn in the first week of November 1989…..

And I regret not keeping the Solidarność leaflet I was handed on the train from Vienna in early 1982….unrepeatable moments of history experienced….

I may have to create a series of Singular Moments….or maybe not

 

Advertisements

12 comments

  1. I’ve been re-reading Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, and this reminds me of one of his lines, “Sometimes even a single day can change the course of a whole lifetime.”

  2. Reminds me of the bunkers and gun emplacements in Normandy and not far from where my s-i-l lives. Good reminders, I think, and fascinating bits of history.

    janet

  3. Singular moments. Yes, please do. It’ll get everyone’s memory-machines whirring…..

  4. Do start that Singular Moments series, it sounds so interesting. Sometimes we experience historical moments and we have no idea, not until decades go by….

  5. My memory machine needs a good whirr, Sue 🙂 🙂

  6. Having ‘lost’ so many photos of my travels over the years, I am happy to be able to recall many such moments in my mind instead.
    Best wishes, Pete.

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Saved By Words

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich

David M's photoblog

photos from the past 40 years

My camera and I...

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

Geriatri'x' Corner

nie endende Reiselust

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

roughwighting

Life in a flash - a weekly writing blog

Londonsenior

The life of an elderly Londoner and her travels.

From Pyrenees to Pennines

We went to France ..... and then we came back.

Art, Photography and Poetry

Artist by choice, photographer by default, poet by accident.

Blog - desleyjane pictures

Mostly photographs with some words by this arty scientist...

Stories of Wanderer

What I saw, What I Heard, What I Felt

life at the edge

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

eklastic

Refugees welcome - Flüchtlinge willkommen I am teaching German to refugees. Ich unterrichte geflüchtete Menschen in der deutschen Sprache. I am writing this blog in English and German because my friends speak English and German. Ich schreibe auf Deutsch und Englisch, weil meine Freunde Deutsch und Englisch sprechen.

Romancing Reality

Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

redstuffdan

Original Pictures

Streets of Nuremberg

Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann

Something to Ponder About

Lifestyle, Travel, Traditional Art and Community

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

uniquefotoart

My Photography

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

Letters from Athens

A blog about life and times in Greece

Lost in Translation

Looking for meanings in words, images and sounds

%d bloggers like this: