Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Roadside Wanderings

Street life is a perennial source of entertainment.

That may sound culturally condescending, but the sights, the sounds, the details...all offer a jarring juxtaposition to what one sees "back home" [sic].

Random images: Dusty streets on a walkabout, local tailor and fashion house, our van being stopped by cattle, petrol "station".

I love the petrol station: people rock up, and literally get a litre bottle, pour it in their scooter, and go. These are a ubiquitous site in much of the developing world.

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An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.