Saturday, September 13, 2014

Step by Step: Away

I got the idea for this post from that wonderful photographer, Steve McCurry. 

Of course, his work far outclasses any of my holiday shots, but I looked through and found a number of walking photos that I wanted to post. So many that I've divided them into this post - the overseas ones - and the New Zealand ones, which I shall save for another time.

"Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth."
~ Rebecca Solnit

Santa Margharita, Italy

Taormina, Sicily

"Architecture limits where one can walk,
but the walker invents other ways to go."

~ Rebecca Solnit

Syracuse, Sicily

Parma, Italy

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."
  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche



"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction"
 ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery


"The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms."
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Cinque Terre, Italy

"Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time."
~ Stephen Wright



"There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo."

  ~ Paul Scott Mowrer


"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act."
~ Dr. Seuss



  1. Ooh and ahh. Love that Stephen Wright quote about anywhere being in walking distance... Some places would be more challenging than others though.
    This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of walking photos - thank you. Lots.

    1. Thanks EC. I really like Stephen Wright - he's a very funny man.

  2. What a wonderful collection of photos!

    Of course, his work far outclasses any of my holiday shots

    Don't sell yourself short. These are great.

  3. Wow. Those soldiers in Ankara! What a shot!

  4. Awesome pictures. Love the nun (?) in Parma, and the Bolivia shot reminds me of a few areas in Utah.

  5. Oh my what a pleasant collection of quotes, everyone in step with each photo. I feel almost as if I were there as well. Beautiful photos.

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