Travel Places is a collection of beautiful photos created while traveling around the world. They’re, in fact, like all other tourist photos, created with the same passion that all travel photography is designed with: the wonder of a new place to the photographer’s senses. The variety and exoticness of the locations featured in Travel Places alone makes it worth the purchase price. These destinations range from New Zealand to Mexico to Italy and everything in between. A short trip overseas opens up worlds beyond our own, and the images included in this collection help you to realize just how wonderful we truly are as a people. And while these images may at first seem somewhat mundane, taken at random moments while wandering aimlessly, as they come together and create a kind of visual poetry, they soon reveal their own unique beauty and power.
One of the most famous images from Travel Places focuses on Hamburg, Germany, one of Europe’s most popular cities. As darkness falls over the city, a young woman approaches an empty taxi stand with her young son, unsure of where they should go for fun. She is soon joined by her son, who has spotted something unusual on their walk from the train station. As the two of them walk along the border, the young man points to an old city wall, covered for decades in graffiti and now a great place for street artists to display their work.
As night falls, and the light begins to fade, one of the most recognizable sights in Lucerne, Italy springs to life. At one time, this was a sleepy town, located on the foothills of the Alps Mountains, but today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The cobbled streets, the old town and the many lakes and river valleys make this place reminiscent of the timeless beauty found in cities like Paris, or Florence, or Vienna. And in these cities, perhaps at the end of October, a huge festival takes place – the Lucerne Festival.
Tourists often visit Lucerne during the summer when the weather is milder, because of its proximity to Tuscany’s coast, which makes it a really attractive destination for hiking and cycling. There are dozens of photo opportunities as you go around the old town, checking out the castle and old church, and enjoying the many lakes and rivers that form the regional landscape. When you’re ready to explore, make sure you visit one of the designated “resorts,” which are scattered all over the town. Some are quite small, but some are large, with beautiful gardens and outdoor clubs.
If you want to get a taste of old town life, but don’t want to head too far from the airport, consider stopping at Vora, a charming town on the outskirts of Genoa. This is where the famous Vora Lake enters the city of Vora, and it is also where you will find the Uffizi Gallery, an old building that was destroyed during World War II but has since been restored. One of the most striking features of Vora is the beautiful Lake Bohinj, which is fed by the Vora River. If you like the sound of water trickling into a pond, then you’re in luck, because Vora is the perfect location for water sports enthusiasts and other water enthusiasts.
One of the things that tourists absolutely must see while they are in Italy is the unesco world heritage site at Genoa, which is only about an hour from Vora. The town has a long history, which dates back to ancient Roman times, and it is the oldest city in all of Italy. During your train ride from Venice, it’s also worth taking the time to take a short stroll along the shore, where you can see some amazing monuments, including an ancient Roman amphitheater. There are also some very old, distinguished buildings that you can stop at, including the House of Fiumicino, which is an example of Neoclassicism architecture.
Another one of the many stops in Genoa that should be on any train map is the town of Alberobello. It is an unesco world heritage site that dates back to the 12th century, and it is home to one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance buildings in the world. Alberobello is home to several gorgeous buildings, most notably the Palazzo del Comune, which has been noted for its unusually shaped gazebo. You will also want to make a trip to the beautiful Tramuntana della Misericordia, or Tramuntana Publique, which offers a great view of the town.
The most famous attraction within Alberobello is the medieval town hall, which was originally built in the twelfth century during the feudal era. Today, the town is home to over three hundred buildings, including a handful of churches and palaces. This is also the main center for touring sights, including the famous Tramuntana della Misericordia. While there, be sure to also take a cable car into the La Conte dell’oro, or the Tower of London. This historic site can only be reached by a cable car, which is why this part of town is such a popular day-trip. Other popular things to do within Alberobello are strolling around the Artigianato del Vascello, or Walking Street of the Venetian Town, and taking in the sights along the way.