GTGL Snippets: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

A photo is but a second (well, more or less for you shutterbugs out there) of the entire experience - captured, eternalized, relived. Every one is just a moment of a story, in the chapter of our lives that brought us to that instant.

So, we're starting a collection within our blog called GTGL Snippets - a photo (or 2), and the story behind the shot. There's only so much you can write to caption a photo on Instagram, but there's so much to share. And we'll do just that. 


This one is a quick shot at the MIT's Stata Center. A big part of our travels is about the buildings and often, the celebrity architects behind them. So we definitely had Frank Gehry on our list when we went to Boston. My husband, Jesus, was very excited when he caught a glimpse of this building. But he was also very hungry. In the past, before he had a stroke, he would photograph buildings even way past my point of restlessness. This time, we took pictures at the side of the building, then he gestured for me to climb up the steps which were also benches to get a closer look. He was so hungry that he tasked me to take photos, so he can go off with my parents to find something to eat. 

It's a bit sad, actually, I knew how much he would've marveled at this humongous structure, he would've taken so many pictures, he would've inspected every angle (and this one had plenty). But the brain is literally changed after a stroke, that really, the person changes, sometimes dramatically. And the way we've adjusted, I just try to take the pictures that I think he would've taken, and show him the pictures later. He still marvels from the stills, and he's still very proud to have seen it. And me, I take a selfie or two, because I always like it when there are people in photos. And also, it's kind of my way of capturing that I'm experiencing this by myself, but for the both of us. 💗  

Bianca is one of the founders of get there | get lost. She is an avid writer and photographer based in Northern California. Her love for history, literature, architecture and food culminate to her passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. She advocates for accessible travel, and continues to explore with her husband and travel partner, Jesús, despite physical limitations. Follow their adventures on Instagram as @gettheregetlost and @coffeeandtherapy.