A Timeless Line,
The world changes all the time! But if you look out for them, you’ll see scenes that haven’t really changed for a great many years.
What do I mean by this? Simple things, for example cars look very different than they did 40 years ago, but many of the roads and streets that they drive along haven’t changed so much.
With the right scene and making sure that nothing too modern is in the frame, you can take a photograph that truly could of been taken 20, 30, 40 or even 200 years ago.
Which brings me to today’s post.
This ancient, unevenly paved walkway, winds itself down the steep slopes of the Douro valley, terminating at the river’s edge.
It’s far too narrow for cars, and therefore is uncluttered by modern roadside furniture.
It’s blocks and slabs were laid by hand during Portugal’s era of colonisation. It must of a been a back breaking endeavour…
For centuries the families living in the homes lining this walkway have gone about their lives; their employment, and domestic chores.
The world that built this pathway has changed forever, the people that colonised the new world are long gone.
But the scene today is not so different, as people go about their lives in a very close approximation to the way that they have always done.
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