Wanderlust

 

I consider travel one of my greatest accomplishments.  I am a work in progress; each time I go off on a new journey, I find a new piece of me.  It’s a great gift, to be a stranger and to get well and thoroughly lost.

I feel most at home when I am not.

Kapalıçarşı
Kapalıçarşı

A vendor at the Grand Bazaar, near the mosque of Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia #1
Hagia Sophia #1

Inside the Hagia Sophia, photographed from the second floor. Sultahnamet, Istanbul, Turkey.

Laundry Day
Laundry Day

Weaving through the streets in the walled city of Istanbul, near the Blue Mosque.

Bosphorus View
Bosphorus View

The view of the city of Istanbul, from a river boat on the Bosphorus.

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque, photographed through a small window of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia #2
Hagia Sophia #2

The soaring dome of the Hagia Sophia. Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia #3
Hagia Sophia #3

Windows and chandeliers between floors. Istanbul, Turkey.

The Belly Dancer
The Belly Dancer

Taka, as inspired by my adventures in Istanbul.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

If you need a description, you really must travel more.

Carousel
Carousel

A rare double decker carousel at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris.

Carousel Ride
Carousel Ride

A grandfather with his granddaughter, Paris.

Louvre
Louvre

One afternoon at the Louvre, Paris.

Smoking and Knitting
Smoking and Knitting

Smoking, drinking, knitting, and people watching, Paris.

Morning Abroad
Morning Abroad
Black Lion
Black Lion

The Black Lion Pub, a favorite of mine in Brighton, UK.

All Have Sinned
All Have Sinned

One of the many characters in Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, London.

Free Hugs
Free Hugs

A lover, not a fighter, Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, London.

Militants
Militants

A happy accident double exposure, Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, London.

Grumpy Boy
Grumpy Boy

Suspicious of my accent, I suspect. UK.

Doubtful
Doubtful

A colorful hotel for the intrepid, Brighton, UK.

Rainy London
Rainy London

A rainy day at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK.

Home Away
Home Away

My bed somewhere in the UK.

Luggage
Luggage

As seen in my farmhouse B&B, Haywards Heath, UK.

Barcelona
Barcelona

Barcelona, from the tower of the Sagrada Familia, Spain.

Myopia at the Sagrada Familia
Myopia at the Sagrada Familia

This is how I remember the beautiful cathedral, through my jetlagged haze. Barcelona, Spain.

Theater Door
Theater Door

Barcelona, Spain.

Jazz
Jazz

Late night music at the Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona, Spain.

Flamingo Club
Flamingo Club

All the vintage clothing you need. Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona at Night
Barcelona at Night

Closing time in Barcelona, Spain.

Plane Window
Plane Window

Off to somewhere from somewhere.

Gondolier
Gondolier

At work in Venice, Italy.

Venice Train
Venice Train

The train to Venice, lost in thought.

Venice Pigeons
Venice Pigeons

San Marco Square, Venice, Italy.

Venice Woman
Venice Woman

She granted me permission with the wave of her cigarette. Venice, Italy.

Waking Up Elsewhere
Waking Up Elsewhere
Rural Iceland
Rural Iceland

Before horseback riding through half-frozen streams, Laxnes Horse Farm, Mosfellsbær, Iceland.

Friendly Dog
Friendly Dog

The farm dog, who accompanied us on the ride back to the hotel. Mosfellsbær, Iceland

Clock Myopia
Clock Myopia

The top of the clock tower at Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Icelandic Monsters
Icelandic Monsters

Teenagers, joined by dozens more dressed similarly later in the afternoon. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Box Office
Box Office

New York City. Shot with my lovely plastic Holga.

Grand Central
Grand Central

Grand Central Terminal, New York City. Shot with my trusty Holga toy camera.

Archways
Archways

Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

Skateboarding Chicken
Skateboarding Chicken

Seaport Village, San Diego, California.

Chicken Got No Brakes
Chicken Got No Brakes

"Chicken got no brakes," his owner would yell. Sadly, I hear the chicken is no longer with us.

Journey
Journey

Old town San Diego, California.

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