The thing I enjoy most while traveling

20650014Three weeks ago I left my job in Helsinki and started travelling through central Europe, on a trip that as yet has no end date or destination. I have several ideas in mind as to what I might do when I finish this stint of traveling, but these areas are well and truly in the exploratory phase.

However, one thing has started to stand out as something I really love and can’t get enough of.

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This week it struck me anew that my favourite aspect of travel is head out and explore a new destination on foot, with my camera in tow. I love capturing images of beautiful old buildings, local street life and quiet nature. I love how viewing the world through a camera lens opens my eyes and mind to different perspectives and allows me to slow down and take in my surroundings in a more mindful manner.

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Whilst exploring the Jewish quarter in Budapest I stumbled upon Cafe Analogue– a cafe that sells second hand film and Polaroid cameras. Immediately I wanted to buy a vintage Polaroid but decided I would get more use out of a Canon AE-1. I bought three rolls of film and spent the afternoon capturing sunny Budapest with my favorite ever second-hand purchase. On my last day in the city I had the film developed and images scanned.

All the images in this post are from that afternoon.

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