The Traveling Part

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain (photo by Annie Howell)

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain (photo by Annie Howell)

The reason I haven’t posted in a while is that I am gathering new images. And I am learning. Travel is a great teacher and is humbling. I am on a five language trip, and I am not that good with English!

I am on a trip including southern Spain, Morocco, the Dolomite Mountains in Italy and maybe a quick drive into Austria. My wife and I had a wonderful time in Andelucia. The days are long and it is hard work. I start the days with a general plan and even hire guides to help me focus and gain access to tricky areas. For example, the ancient walled city (medina) in Fez, Morocco is a chaotic stream of every imaginable person and every kind of vendor crushing together with chickens, camel meat stands, sandal makers, brass artists, souvenirs, cafes, donkey carts, and musicians. It was helpful to have a lifelong medina resident guide me, teach me, and help me avoid offending people while photographing.

Next will be the Atlas Mountains and walking to Berber villages for several days. Again, I will hire a guide to help me so I can concentrate on photography.

The photo in this post was taken by my wonderful traveling companion, my wife Annie. It is by one of the entrances to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. I hope to return with many interesting images and will post them here with short stories. Take care.

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