Travels with feet

It’s much easier to photograph my feet than to ask people to take pictures of me to prove I’ve been in interesting places. Besides, my feet enjoy being photographed more than I do.

December 2013

The feet were both in this hemisphere, as they briefly visited Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Feet behind the Cathedral–and below, feet about to visit the Hospicio Cabanas, once an orphanage and now an excellent little museum.

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April 2013

The feet were off at the Eastern end of the Mediterranean–in Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Feet hovering over the port at Haifa in Israel

Feet hovering over the port at Haifa in Israel

Feet in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives

Feet in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives

Feet at the Dead Sea (and yes, they had been in)

Feet at the Dead Sea (and yes, they had been in)

Theater at the ancient town of Jerash, Jordan

Theater at the ancient town of Jerash, Jordan

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The Great Pyramid, from a foot’s eye view

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At the Sphinx.

May 2012 – That year the feet spent a little  time in Turkey

The feet take a boat trip on the Bosphorus, with a fine view of the Istanbul skyline.

Yes, the Romans were here, building a huge theater at Aspendos

Turkey has some weird geological formations, like these “fairy chimneys” left over from a long-dead volcano.

Before Turkey my feet got a cow’s eye view of King’s College at their alma mater, Cambridge. When the feet were attached to a Cambridge student, colleges were not co-ed, so the feet went to Girton, a great woman’s college.

 

 

No, these feet are not ski-jumping–just riding up the McConkey’s ski lift at Park City

So here are my feet near Trajan’s column in Rome. . .

. . . and in the Vatican museum, keeping a low profile to avoid offending the Pope.

Looking a little dusty surveying the Greek temples of Agrigento, in Sicily. . .

And the theater in Segesta.

For a change of pace, taking a cruise on a clipper ship off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. . .

. . .including some time in a net dangling below the bowsprit, which sticks out from the front of the ship.

Then closer to home, on the beach of Carmel, California.

And home.