My Father's Trips: Rome 1971

2011-05-26 6

In an old box, I found several negatives, with some fungus and in bad condition … but with the most beautiful memories of one of the many trips of my father.

One day reviewing some old boxes at home, I found some old b&w negatives, it had some fungus, I washed them and began the scanning process.

I found a nice surprise, the first negative scanned, was from a trip when my father was a seaman in 1971, on June to be precise , in this travel he have visited most of Europe, and these negatives were from Rome.

I was surprised by the beautiful compositions he did and also the exposure he got. I ‘ve checked the negative and it was a Agfapan, I haven’t too much more information about the iso, and as my parents told me, was taken with a Konica camera, they lost it, and they didn’t remember the model.

I was so proud of those pictures and to know from where my love for trying to make beautiful pictures came.

These negatives are a treasure to me, one of the heritage in live that I ’ve asked (as well as old vinyl at home) there still some negatives to discover, and also some 1982 snapshots.

What I like most is that I had not even thought born yet, or rather, they didn’t think to have a baby, but I am who enjoy more than anyone being able to see how Europe was 3 decades ago.

written by iaki on 2011-05-26 #negatives #b-w #lifestyle #trip #rome #1971
translated by maestropastelero


  1. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Great finds!

  2. bgavignon
    bgavignon ·

    touching story but please practise and hone your writing.

  3. ecsantana
    ecsantana ·

    beautiful photographs...
    hope I have plenty rememberings of my own trips when I become that old...

  4. iaki
    iaki ·

    Thanks for translate!
    I appreciate you like it!

  5. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    Beautiful historic documents and excellently written article. The translation is superb!

  6. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Family treasure found...<:)

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