In 1988, The Sugarcubes debut album “Life’s Too Good” was getting heavy rotation in my cd player and served as an introduction to the quirky band’s native Iceland. Over the years other Icelandic bands like Sigur Ros and Of Monsters and Men, continued to sonically and lyrically paint an enticing canvas of their native homeland, further cementing the small country on my bucket list of places to visit. So this fall, while friends planned their winter vacation to warmer climes, I pitched the family on an adventure in the land of Ice and Fire. My wife has come to accept my odd predilections and the kids were just happy to get passports so we booked the flights and began our planning.
Inaugural trip to Columbus (and Granville) Ohio this labor day weekend for a good friend’s birthday. As a native of upstate NY, the Columbus area feels a lot like home with its rolling hills, big oaks and maples, and corn; lots of corn. As always, the Sony RX1 was the perfect travel companion, always on my shoulder but never conspicuous.
I always enjoy spending time in Tacoma, the under appreciated step sister to nearby Seattle. Walking the streets after dinner with my trusty Sony RX1 revealed the lonesome nature of her streets; the wide open spaces and artful public architecture sparsely affected by humans. Maybe it was the time of day and week or the particular district, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was walking a lovely ghost town.
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For the weary business traveler, the road often loses its promise of excitement and newness. The camera can reset and shift that jaded perspective.