Before the mister and I began traveling together, I lived in the same city my entire life. The urge to wander was always there, lurking beneath the surface. I would feed it now and again with weekend trips with friends but never imagined doing anything close to our life today. In each new place, we make a list of what we’d like to see and do in our short time there. And every time, we’re amazed by how many locals are less acquainted with their home territory than we become. This series of collages by Amy Alice Thompson explores the journey of exploration.
Nothing substitutes visiting a place in person. Even the most beautiful photograph or painting can’t capture the sounds, the smells, the essence of what we experience first hand. As Mr. F and I travel, we’re fortunate to be able to really immerse ourselves into each place. We explore not simply as tourists but as temporary citizens. Some places fall short of expectation, others exceed it beyond what we had hoped. But each time, the value is in the exploration.
All images are via the artist’s website.