I love history and places that give you glimpses into their past.
I have wandered around old cities, gazing at buildings
(like the one I photographed above)
wondering about what happened inside their walls,
the happiness and sadness,
the everyday living of families long gone.
I love that people don't feel it necessary to re-plaster
and paint the exterior of this house.
Like a woman of a certain age
she is not ashamed of the lines on her face,
they show she has lived,
laughed and cried
and relaxed in the sunshine.
And still she is able to shelter
and comfort those she holds close.