Over at Carmi's blog, Written.Inc, people are posting fantastic travel pics for this week's Thematic Photographic theme.
Travelling is one of my very favourite things, so I found this topic rather daunting. I have so many photos - where should I go with this?
I spend my working days with teenagers, and so eventually I decided to go with travel shots in which I've taken children and teenagers. Some I've posted before, some I haven't...
In 2005 I was lucky enough to take a group of students to Shanghai.
The Chinese exchange group came to New Zealand for 2 weeks,
then about a month later we went there for 2 weeks.
School was very different -
But McD's tastes the same wherever you go:
By the time we left to come home, the kids and their billets had become good friends,
and there were some very tearful farewell huddles:
In 2010 I was in Greece.
I was delighted by this beautiful bronze boy in
the National Archaeological Museum in Athens
My favourite kid shots from my trip to Turkey are this one in Istanbul
of a little boy celebrating his circumcision day:
and this group of children at the Mausoleum of Ataturk, in Ankara:
Italy, 2011. This is the Fontana del Panthon, in Rome
and I love the expressions in this school group photo in the Naples Museum
A little girl on Capri
and a less fortunate child, in a shed of other relics, at Pompeii
One of my all-time top 10 kid photos - two cherubs, in St Peter's Basilica in Rome
Lastly, two more school groups, one waiting to enter the Duomo, in Milan:
and the other in Vernazza on the Cinque Terre:
Hope you enjoyed some of my kids-around-the-world photos.