Pick up a camera.........I met a traveller from an antique land.......
...who said "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, half sunk, a shattered visage lies...."
The opening two lines from one of my favourite poems and one of my reasons for life; to travel and see things that are out there. I have not found the statue of Ozymandias but I am out looking for it..... or it's equivalent :-) And I carry a camera.
In December and into January, I travelled through Eastern Australia and Malaysia, seeing what is out there and recording great sights.
This is Uluru; a sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territories. Maybe this is a different view of it from the one with which you are familiar. But isn't that the joy of travelling? To form your own perspective and have your own memory of a time and a place?
Hot, a long drive, a pre-dawn start but now this image, this memory, is embedded in me. So why have a photograph? I'm 58 for heaven's sake !! - my head is full of 21,000+ days of thought, sites, living... a photograph acts as a trigger to a memory; we all need a little help :-)
And the memories from this trip - Christmas day in a rain forest, ancient aboriginal drawings, Syndey harbour at New Year, a white sand Malaysian beach - and people.........
A young boy on a train
Father Christmas - yes, definitely, Father Christmas
Just great sights and great meetings.
And if you can't remember Uluru