Thursday, 29 October 2015

Be a Tourist...

Okay, so I've had this week off college (and I still can't stick to my blogging schedule... Damn...), and on Tuesday, I visited a city that I've been to numerous times for gigs. (and I won't name it because stalkers...) 

So anyway, as I said, I usually go to this city in the evenings for gigs, so I've never really explored, or had a chance to look around. I'd only ever been to Starbucks and gig venues before Tuesday!! I found it so lovely to just have a look at different shops, and record stores. It was really relaxing, if cities can be relaxing! 

I went into two record stores, and if you know me, you'll know that I adore record stores!! There's just something about the smell of vinyl sleeves (old ones smell old, okay???) and the indie music playing in the background that I love. And it's always cool to just flick through boxes of vinyl!! I could have stayed in there all day, honestly.
Phone photography sucks...

I also visited a couple of guitar shops, and oh my gosh, one of them was literally heaven! There was literally guitars covering every wall, it was amazing! Again, another shop that I could have spent days in!! Finally, I went to visit my favourite gig venue, and it's so different in daylight! They also painted it, and cleaned it up..It looks crappy now... But I definitely think I'm more of a city person than a country person. 

If you read my last post, you will have noticed that I was starting to appreciate the world more and more, and look around me, instead of at the floor all the time. If you look up, you start to notice things that others might not, and you get a unique perspective of the world. When I was wandering around the city, I was trying really hard to look around and see how beautiful cities can be.

There's something peaceful about being just another person in a crowd, and being a tourist is fun! Surprisingly, you don't get many funny looks for stopping to take photos! It's just so nice to go out and explore, and maybe start to appreciate things that you might not have appreciated before. 

So I guess the point of this little post is, I want you to go outside. Wherever you may be, go outside, take a camera or a phone and keep it in your hand, think of things that you can take photos of. Try to be artistic. Be observant. Do this often. I'm going to try and take more photos myself, because I go to a small city four days a week for college, and it can be quite beautiful. And I want you guys to do it too. 

I would share some more photos from my city adventure, but I didn't take my (dad's) DSLR camera with me, so they're not that great.. 

Until next time, 
- Dottie. 

1 comment:

  1. I love browsing in record and CD stores - I could stay in them for days and still be unable to decide what I want to buy! I'm going into town next week and I'm highly tempted to take my camera with me now :)

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life