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.
Great photos. Your are right people are theo most instering sights!
Very true, and you are an expert, Dad! What do you think of your European sauntering look? The beret and trench coat look pretty darn sharp. 🙂
Walking is absolutely the BEST way to visit any place!
I totally agree!
Love your photos. They have a wonderfully romantic kind of nostalgia about them.
Thank you Haruko-chan! What a lovely compliment. I sorted through heaps of photos and actually have heaps more of walking pics. Steph
Steph, I recognized those Ubud streets right away. That’s a fun city to just observe as the ladies walking by with the canang sari offerings balanced on their heads.
How fascinating it must have been visiting Berlin before the wall came down!
Thanks, Tricia — I was mesmerized by the Ubud streets and could have wandered for days. And, yes, I loved seeing the women with their expert balancing skills.
Berlin was very fascinating. I’ll never forget getting off the train and seeing several soldiers armed with machine guns. The people were warm, welcoming and friendly, however. Thanks for checking the post out!