I always walk more when I travel and, usually, I see more people walking as well. I have always been a little shy of street photography as I am reluctant to photograph strangers. I don’t like looking down the barrel of someone else’s camera lens. Why should I impose on others? Have you ever wondered how many random photos there are of you floating around the internet? More than a few I would guess unless you never leave home.
For the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week (Pedestrian, obviously) I sorted through my travel photos and found a few that seem to illustrate the theme well.
Yangshuo, China. Normally a tourist would see quite a crowd from this vantage point but we had the advantage of traveling in January. We had a wonderful lunch here and then went biking. Biking out of the city proper was one of the more terrifying experiences I have had in a long time. Imagine bumper cars but you are on a bike and everyone else has a car or motorcycle. And there are no rules.
San Sebastian, Spain. You can spend an entire evening there walking and consuming tapas (pintxos).
Far too many pedestrians in Hong Kong. After a while the crowds and neon got the best of me and I took the subway back to my hotel.
Hong Kong made me think of New York City. Manhattan has no shortage of foot traffic. This Microsoft store looks like a modern church (and perhaps this is a sign of our times). It also looks like a copy of some Apple stores I’ve seen. Vive la difference (or not).