On the move. Many of my travel photos share a theme of walking. It’s such an ordinary action. However, I love scenes of people walking in towns, villages and cities. It shows people in motion and conveys a feeling of a vibrant place. Walking photos also can show a casual, laid back environment.
It’s always more interesting, in my opinion, to have locals (and many times tourists) walking by an iconic structure like the Eiffel Tower or a famous square in Budapest. My favorite photos are definitely of locals in towns or villages that perhaps don’t have as much fame as London, Paris, or Berlin. I took the photo above of a woman and young girl, presumably running errands, in Andalusia, Spain (I can’t remember the name of the town.)
I’m reminded of this famous travel quote by philosopher Dagobert D Runes: “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” I wonder, then, if I’m being patronizing, but really, I like photos of people walking. I take many of my own family walking, too (much to their sometimes annoyance).
This is a woman hauling a box up a small hill in a Balinese village.
Two women shopping in Bern, Switzerland.
East Germans headed to a mall in East Berlin.
A woman on a stroll by a cafe in Budapest.
Tourists and business people on a busy London street.
People walking underneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
My parents, Judy and Ed Schuck, along with my sister Suzanne walking along a Paris street.
My friend Indira and I walking in Paris with Notre Dame in the distance.
My husband, Kurt, and my son, Eddie, walking along a street in Ubud, Bali.
Kurt, Kasey and Eddie walking on a bridge in Victor Habour, South Australia.