Welcome, to our first edition of Travel Photo Friday. I hope you are just as excited as I am about this kick-off! Once a month, I will feature a travel photo, submitted by none other than you, my dear readers!
Our first photo was sent in by Angie. Angie shares my love for France and Italy, so I was over the moon when I saw her name pop up in my email. I was anticipating a fabulous photo. And she didn’t disappoint!
Not only do I love the picture, but the story behind it is as well. You can tell she has a passion for research, for seeking things out and she definitely has a good sense of humor, which is certainly important when you travel, right?
So without further ado…here is Angie’s contribution to Travel Photo Friday. Her description is below.
"This picture was taken in Rome in September 2006. In one of my guidebooks, a mention was made of this foot with very specific directions on how to find it. Apparently, it’s the only part of an ancient statue that’s left and no one really knows what the original statue looked like. I just loved the fact that it’s still there…that no one decided at some point just to destroy it because it’s just a foot. It’s in a back alley of Rome and I probably couldn’t find it again without my guidebook but while there, we were on a mission to find it!
The Michelin man (whose name is Bibendum, by the way) is a windup toy that we travel with…we place him in strategic spots and photograph him. In an ode to the movie Amelie, we send random pictures to friends who saw the movie with us. We don’t label them or give any clue as to who sent them so periodically they get photos from Bibendum’s adventure."
Angie, I can totally relate. Haven’t any of you ever been on one of those missions? Where you can’t rest until you find that one thing you are searching for? I, for one, am so glad you found it!
And what did I tell you about her sense of humor! I love the whole *Bibendum* idea. Wouldn’t you just love to get an email of a photo with this little white wind-up toy and have to figure out where in the world Angie was?
Yeah, I would too!
Great photo, thanks Angie! Go over and check out Angie’s blog, Aradgirl, for a more in depth look into her life, her travels and her adorable new (huge) puppy, a Burmese Mountain Dog.
Do you have a fab photo and description to be featured here for Travel Photo Friday? Yeah, you know you do. Don’t be shy! You can remain anonymous if you like or I will shout and tout ya from the rooftops (of Paris perhaps?)! Just email your photo and description to mymelange (at) yahoo (dot) com. Put Travel Photo Friday in the subject line.
Hey, and if your featured, or if you just want to spread the good word about this event, feel free to grab my badge and put it on your blog.
I can’t wait to see what you guys send me for our June event, which will take place on June 6th!!
Until then….Keep snappin’ those photos!