Lauren from Spanish Sabores said “Tag you’re it!” and now I’m also taking part in the Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shots meme. I thought that Lauren’s explanations were just as intriguing as the photos, so I’ve tried to follow in her footsteps by giving brief descriptions of each memory. And what memories they are!
A photo that takes my breath away
I took this photo three cameras ago as a wee lass of 15. My first trip to Europe infected me with the traveling bug as well as a penchant for taking a million pictures.
A photo that makes me laugh or smile
I’m usually smiling when friends Cindy and Jacob are around, and the moment captured here is no different. In this scene, Cindy, from France, visits America for the first time. Flabbergasted by the Sam’s Club sizes, she asks to have her picture taken next to a stack of dog food (called, ironically, “Little Bites”).
A photo that makes me dream
Sintra’s Palacio Pena makes me dream that one day I, too, could construct an outlandish fairy-tale castle in the middle of a forest, on the top of a hill, in a place that gets very cold in winter. Stranger things have happened, right?
A photo that makes me think
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
When I was at camp last July, quiet moments were rare indeed. I snuck some tranquility into each day by going for a morning walk around campus while the campers were still snoozing. It was a time for reflection, which is why I’ve chosen it for this category.
A photo that makes my mouth water
A drink that could melt the heart of an iceman
I’m a coffee fiend, and, if one day I manage to count more than a chair among my permanent possessions, I will no doubt invest in an espresso maker. Above you’ve got a caffè macchiato, which is an espresso shot with a dollop of foamy milk.
A photo that tells a story
While on a whirlwind tour of Scandinavia last year, my friend Christina and I attended mass and other Easter events in Tallin, Estonia. The day before Easter, locals bought a sweet bread from a vendor on the steps of the Aleksander Nevskij Cathedral. Then, they would bring it inside the church, stick a lighted candle in the bread and have it blessed. The perfumed smoke, hushed voices, and hazy candlelight, paired with the time-honored traditions so unfamiliar to us, made for a novel ambiance.
A photo that I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
If you were to ask me again which photo I’d choose for this category, there’s no doubt I would show you something different. I found it hard to pick one single shot, and finally settled on this one from the walled city of Orvieto for its juxtaposition of natural and unnatural elements.
Now I get to nominate a few friends: I’d love to see the 7 super shots from these superstars:
Janel from contomates
Kat from Tranatlantic Dinner Table
Kristen from onelonelyapricot