24/09/2015 13:05 BST | Updated 24/09/2015 13:59 BST

Photographer Recreates Grandfather's Travel Pictures In A Touching Series Of Instagram Images

If you scroll through Christian Carollo's Instagram feed you'll find a few images that throwback to a very special time in his family's life.

Three years ago, he happened upon a box of pictures taken by his grandfather while he was travelling along the Oregon coast in the 1970s and 80s.


Since Carollo was planning to visit this very same region in a week, he decided to recreate all the scenes his grandfather saw 30 years ago and a new 'project, known as Past Present, was born.

Writing on the project's website he explains:

"Since I largely have my grandfather to thank for my love of travel and photography, I wanted to honor his memory by replicating the photographs he took from his trips all across America.

"This is my Past Present to him!"

Billy the Kid Gift Shop in Mesilla, New Mexico | April 1979 & October 2014 Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal: "Saw the Spanish square of La Mesilla — most of the stores were closed, Billy the Kid bar, but the church was open for Easter confession and full! Soft yellow brick Spanish style, the plaza with old fashioned gas lanterns & iron lace benches, surrounded by Spanish style stores with beams sticking out and roofs overhanging the sidewalks.” #pastpresentproject - This will be the last of the #PastPresentProject photos that I've currently completed. But don't worry, next week I'll be leaving for a trip to Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming where I'll be locating nearly 40 more photographs. I'll start sharing those with all of you in October! For now, I hope you all stick around as I resume sharing photos from my adventures across America! -

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Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota | 1973 & 2013 #pastpresentproject -

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Yosemite National Park, California | April 1979 & May 2015 #pastpresentproject -

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