Being a tourist in your own city

As a (sort of) food blogger (I don’t like pinning myself to a category), I take food pictures on almost daily basis. Shopping is a rare occurance, but when I do shop, it’s often for cute dishes, napkins, ribbons and other food related accessories. It’s for the blog, I tell myself. Helps me sleep better at night, I guess. lol

When I’m out – whether it’s going out with friends to a new restaurant or traveling, most of my pictures are of food. It’s happened more than once that I even forget to take pictures of people around me. I guess I have a one track mind at this point, after blogging for nearly 3 years and having 2 blogs. The thing is – there is a life outside of food. So much beauty surrounds me, all of us, every day. Wouldn’t it be amazing to capture some of it on camera?

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A little while back I saw a Groupon for Boston Photo Walking Tours and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to become a tourist in my own city and finally take the time to notice the beautiful details all around Boston. There are 5 different tours offered. This past Saturday I chose to attend the Beacon Hill tour because in my view it is the most picturesque area of Boston. What can I say… I wanted pretty pictures!

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Saba – the founder of BPWT, walked us through the area and gave historic commentary as well as random bits about certain places and then suggested certain pictures with instructions on how to execute them.

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It was such a blast!!! I never noticed so many fun details… like this boot scraper!

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See… cool, no?

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I also loved her suggestions on taking pictures from untraditional angles. What a blast!

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See the face? Cute, right?!!

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I have never been more excited about living in Boston. I actually plan on taking future tours with Saba and Boston Photo Walking Tours, as well as go out on my own on occasion and see if I can find my own treasures around town to photograph.

Have you ever tried pretending like a tourist in your own city? If not, I highly recommend it :)

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