The pictures I've taken on these trips are a reminder not only of the places I've visited, but also of the unburdened state of mind I was in at the time. But not every year is a vacation year. So bringing a few of the standouts out of the photo album, or off the hard drive, and arranging them on a wall is a visual reminder of the good times. I frame a few and attach others to transparent clipboards I found at Target so that I can switch them out periodically.
Some of my favorite photos are those that could not have been planned. A moment presented itself and somehow my camera was at the ready.
A Parisian roofer took a break from his work six stories high to chat with his girlfriend on his cell phone.
These days you never know who is listening in on your conversation. A statue at the Louvre takes precautions.
Jet Lag can strike anywhere--even on a hard museum bench.
A London flash mob spells out a warning and then disappears into the crowd of shoppers in Harrods.
A little girl at her daycare in Cape Town's Khayelitsha Township.
I hope these South Africans didn't have a long trip ahead of them--especially the one keeping the window steady.
I happened down an alley in Simon's Town, South Africa, and met with this vision.