Back To The Roots

Dear lovely readers,

today’s blog post is a little different from the usual ones. Thyra, an amazing soul I met through my blog over two years ago, recently messaged me suggesting that we should collab on some kind of blog post. After a short session of brainstorming through emails we came up with the idea of taking pictures in our hometowns.

I guess I should start this post by shortly introducing my hometown. It’s a small town by the sea, really close to the Italian border, called Izola. The Italian version of the name, Isola, means “island”.

I loved taking these pictures, because I kind of got to see my city through the eyes of a turist or someone who has never been here before. I never took pictures of my hometown, so I really kind of felt like I was on some kind of holiday here, exploring these streets like I haven’t walked on the rocky pavement a thousand times before and as I haven’t seen the colorful buildings ever in my life. I went to some of my favorite spots and captured their beauty, the magic of the places that I’ve grown up in. I captured my roots, the town that saw me grow up and become the person I am today. I captured the beauty of my hometown.

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The first two pictures are pretty self-explanatory. The second one was taken from a high spot so it pretty much shows my town from a sky perspective, with all the terracotta roofs and of course a beautiful crystal-blue colored sea in the distance.

85The next two were taken by the sea; on the roads I usually take when I go on walks by the sea. As you can probably tell, the sea is an important element in my hometown, I think half of its beauty comes from the sea.
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The last two are probably my favorite spots in the city. The first one was taken during one of my usual coffee chills on Sunday evenings. I always come to this coffee shop; since I was a little girl when I came with my grandmother to drink a kid’s cappuccino until today when I like to come during the weekends and order a macchiato while I enjoy the beautiful weather.

And last, but definitely not least, is my (ex/old) house, the house I used to live in and the house I grew up in. This place really holds a special place in my heart, this three-floored now light-blue colored house holds my roots and it always will. The first thing that comes into my mind when  I think about my hometown is the house I used to live in.

These are all the pictures that I got developed. I hope you enjoyed reading this post about my hometown and if you ever get to chance to visit, I totally recommend it for a short road trip!

xoxo,

Arianna

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