Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past Y2-08

Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge theme on this blog. It runs monthly, one month in colour, the other in B&W. This month it is time for the Black and White Traces of the Past.

I love my town, and the view bellow is very dear to me, despite the efforts of modern architects to ruin it. Traces of the past are still there, and it is comforting to look at them. The world we live in keeps changing, and some of these changes are a step in a wrong direction.  In my images I will try to focus on nice aspects of this place without cloning out what is already there, whether a part of the good or not so good past.


I would appreciate if you could join me for another Black and White Sunday. There is only one more B&W Sunday before the end of the year, and it will be next Sunday.  The 18th December I am taking a day off and the Sundays after that fall on Christmas and the New Year.

I am planning on continuing with this challenge in 2017 too, but there are still three more Thursday’s Specials this year to look forward to. I will be posting the news on Scheduled challenges page.

If you want to participate, please:

  • make a B&W photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday, 11 December

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Wishing you all a happy and relaxing day!

Please check out the entries to this challenge:

67 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past Y2-08

  1. I have one lined up for you later, it’s what lay at the end of the track in my 2nd image of Thursday’s Special – hope you will like it!

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      • Hooray, now I know. Croatia has been on my mind for a while as a possible place to visit, but I don’t know how difficult it would be with no language. I don’t really like guided tours if I can help it.

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        • When I visited Croatia light years ago I managed OK with smatterings of English and smiles and pointing… you probably find German used too as an awful lot of tourists along the coastline are from Germany (so nice to be able to drive through Europe without having to cross water). I expect English is much more known now, but of course it is always nice to be able to say ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ at least in the local language.

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  7. I love cityscapes and rooftops – a lovely contrast with the modern Westin hotel and the wonderful classical architecture in the foreground. Looks good in B&W. I have been to Zagreb, but many, many years ago, long before you were born. Sadly all my memories of Croatia are from the magnificent (then known as Dalmatian) coast!


    • Dalmatian coast is still Dalmatian coast, Jude. It did not change its toponym 🙂 The only thing that ceased to exist is Yugoslavia.


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    • Hello Lisa. So very happy to see you before I turn in. Thank you for the offering. Quite lovely and quaint it is 🙂


  9. It’s always a challenge to find REALLY old stuff around here.

    In Jerusalem, there was a beautiful skyline that hugged the line of the hills … except for the Hilton Hotel that stuck up 40 stories like a literal sore thumb. You had to wonder who paid off who to get a permit for that. It was the ONLY building higher than 5 stories in the entire city. And one of the very few not built from native stone.

    Your skyline, with the Westin Hotel, reminds me of that. You have to wonder who paid who to get that hotel built there. But in every country and city, money talks.

    My post will be up in a few hours 🙂

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    • Yes, there are few eye sores in the shot. It is said that it is common all over the world. Hotels mean jobs, I can understand that, but there are other ways. I look forward to your traces Marilyn.


  10. Such an elegant clock tower, Paula. The surrounds can’t spoil its beauty. You’ve done a great job with the shot.
    Hope you had a good Sunday 🙂



  12. Fascinating. Taking only the skyline in your city (especially in black and white) gives it a strangely sculptural quality, so that you see it as multiple shapes juxtaposed instead of old and new fighting against each other.


    • I was feeling that, but it wasn’t conscious in my mind. I love the way you perceive reality or whatever it is that surrounds us. It’s a great talent, Hilary and for one I am very happy to share with you. It makes posting worth it.


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  14. Voilà un petit bout de photo de la ville de Zagreb, belle architecture en avant-plan, savant mélange entre l’ancien et le nouveau! Photo prise vers 11h10 (elle était facile à deviner 😉) le noir et blanc pour ce style s’impose ツ


  15. Hello Paula, I seem to have stumbled upon your great site by accident, but I am glad I have, as you have such lovely photos. And the idea of combining them with music is inspirational. May I join your B/W challenge? I have already posted something so it was a bit late to entitle it “Traces of the Past” but I have tagged it appropriately so I hope it’s acceptable. You can find it here: Thanks!


  16. Hopefully this gorgeous view can be preserved Paula. I think in many cities a battle between modernization and preserving history.


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