Document your travels through place name photos
Last Updated on 24th July 2020
It was at the start of my 6 months “rite of passage” from China via SE Asia to New Zealand that I had an idea. I decided to make a “rod for my own back” and take place name photos in every city/town/village I stumbled across. Fairly simple to do you would think, but road signs weren’t always easy to find.Names of the location were sometimes perched too high up, or in a few smaller places seemingly didn’t exist. This all lead to occasional and unnecessary exploring, much to the frustration of my patient travelling companions.
During my half a year adventure I had place name photos taken with anything from restaurant signs to tarpaulin banners. From fountain artworks to t-shirts, maps, baggage carousels, bus stops, tuk-tuks, trams and railway station platform signs.
I went to at least 49 places as I traversed the 7 countries inbetween China and New Zealand which conveniently fitted neatly into a 7×7 square grid. So this is what I ultimately came up with after all these images lay dormant on my laptop for the last 6 years.
…and the top three photos of the whole trip?
Was it all worth it? Probably not. But I could always make a canvas print in the future for my dining room wall. Or simply use it to create a new Twitter header instead. 🙂
Has anybody else had the similar idea of documenting their travels this way? Or do you prefer just to buy a fridge magnet instead? BTW – I make sure I buy a fridge magnet too! 🙂