So the other day when I had the day off from motherhood, I spent a few hours walking around Jiyugaoka. And although I had my camera with me I didn’t take too many photos (instead I just made a video). But I did take a few, so I thought I’d share.
Most of the photos are from an area called La Vita, a little section of the town that’s modeled after Venice. There aren’t that many shops there and it’s practically deserted (or at least it was when I went there), but it was interesting to photograph. I bumped into a few other people with cameras who, like me, where obviously there solely for the purpose of taking pictures.
Jiyugaoka is a place I used to go to every now and then when I was in college. But back then, I never really appreciated how interesting and diverse it is. There are so many little shops and delicious cafes. I guess it’s easier to notice the beauty of a place once you’re away for a while.
It kind of made me want to revisit all of the places I used to go to, so that I could see them through different eyes.