When I happen to visit an old settlement like Štanjel, I like to check what is the atmosphere there among the old houses at first glance:

Stanjel Slovenia photo creatissimolab

I peek behind the corners and am admiring the works of stone craftsmen:

stanjel old walls photo

I look up for interesting chimneys with a personal touch:

I seek for old, cranky walls:

and vegetation, which brings the stony streets back to life:

In the end I choose my favorite look, which will be my inspiration in the days when I am not in the best mood, and when I forget to appreciate all the shiny moments around me.

How about you? Do you like old towns? Do they inspire you?

Posted on September 5, 2010 and filed under misc, photography, travel.