Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#99: Old and New

Rome is the most fascinating mix of old and new I have ever seen: thousands of years of history all on top of each other.  It is a thriving modern metropolis, yet everywhere there are reminders of the past.  Buildings that would be “old” here in the States are practically “new” there! Here is one of my favorite shots from our bus tour of the city (I previously used it for challenge #58).  I love the mix of the motor bikes and the historic architecture.


Another great image I have used before: the famine memorial in Dublin, Ireland, across the River Liffey from the new office buildings that make up the financial and tech hub of the country (including Facebook and Riot Games).  A way of remembering the past while looking forward to the future.

You can find more old and new at the original Lens-Artist challenge.



11 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#99: Old and New

  1. Jennifer June 1, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    I had that feeling of ancient and ultra modern a lot in Seoul! I would be in one of the palace grounds, surrounded by people dressed in traditional clothing, and then look up above the roofs and see a skyline of skyscrapers in the distance. Such an amazing feeling and world

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    • Mei-Mei June 1, 2020 / 12:50 pm

      That is so cool! I would love to experience that. I follow an author that is living in Korea (I think Seoul) right now and I love seeing her pictures like that.

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      • Jennifer June 1, 2020 / 3:14 pm

        I definitely recommend going.. Whenever that might be possible again 😬 the community and culture are stunning ☺️ you reminded me of things getting my own trip to Rome years ago as well

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  2. Amy June 1, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    Excellent choices. Mei-Mei. That is how I felt when we visited Rome many years ago. Love the image of the famine memorial in Dubli, it tells the history. Great capture!

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  3. Tina Schell June 1, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    I’d not seen your famine image before Mei-Mei, it’s beautiful. Excellent choices for the challenge.

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  4. Leya June 5, 2020 / 4:33 am

    Excellent choices, Mei-Mei. I remember I was very taken by the famine memorial.

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    • Mei-Mei June 5, 2020 / 8:01 am

      Yes, it’s very moving! It’s hard to see I think but someone had put fresh flowers in their hands

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      • Leya June 6, 2020 / 5:06 pm


  5. pattimoed June 5, 2020 / 8:05 am

    Great choices, Mei-Mei. I love Rome for that reason, too. The mix of old and new is fascinating.

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