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

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Hagia Sophia #1
Hagia Sophia #1

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

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Laundry Day
Laundry Day

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

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Bosphorus View
Bosphorus View

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

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Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

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

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Hagia Sophia #2
Hagia Sophia #2

The soaring dome of the Hagia Sophia. Istanbul.

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Hagia Sophia #3
Hagia Sophia #3

Windows and chandeliers between floors. Istanbul, Turkey.

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The Belly Dancer
The Belly Dancer

Taka, as inspired by my adventures in Istanbul.

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Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

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

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Carousel
Carousel

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

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Carousel Ride
Carousel Ride

A grandfather with his granddaughter, Paris.

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Louvre
Louvre

One afternoon at the Louvre, Paris.

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Smoking and Knitting
Smoking and Knitting

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

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Morning Abroad
Morning Abroad
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Black Lion
Black Lion

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

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All Have Sinned
All Have Sinned

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

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Free Hugs
Free Hugs

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

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Militants
Militants

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

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Grumpy Boy
Grumpy Boy

Suspicious of my accent, I suspect. UK.

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Doubtful
Doubtful

A colorful hotel for the intrepid, Brighton, UK.

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Rainy London
Rainy London

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

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Home Away
Home Away

My bed somewhere in the UK.

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Luggage
Luggage

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

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Barcelona
Barcelona

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

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Myopia at the Sagrada Familia
Myopia at the Sagrada Familia

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

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Theater Door
Theater Door

Barcelona, Spain.

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Jazz
Jazz

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

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Flamingo Club
Flamingo Club

All the vintage clothing you need. Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona at Night
Barcelona at Night

Closing time in Barcelona, Spain.

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Plane Window
Plane Window

Off to somewhere from somewhere.

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Gondolier
Gondolier

At work in Venice, Italy.

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Venice Train
Venice Train

The train to Venice, lost in thought.

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Venice Pigeons
Venice Pigeons

San Marco Square, Venice, Italy.

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Venice Woman
Venice Woman

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

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Waking Up Elsewhere
Waking Up Elsewhere
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Rural Iceland
Rural Iceland

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

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Friendly Dog
Friendly Dog

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

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Clock Myopia
Clock Myopia

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

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Icelandic Monsters
Icelandic Monsters

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

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Box Office
Box Office

New York City. Shot with my lovely plastic Holga.

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Grand Central
Grand Central

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

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Archways
Archways

Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

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Skateboarding Chicken
Skateboarding Chicken

Seaport Village, San Diego, California.

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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.

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Journey
Journey

Old town San Diego, California.

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