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On the Road

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by stevemccurry
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
- Jack Kerouac

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Tanzania

Roads are a record of those who have gone before.
 Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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Umbria, Italy

The road is home.
-  Unknown

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India

 

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India

The way was long and weary,
But gallantly they strode …
Along the heavy road.
- George Robert Sims

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Kesennuma, Japan

 

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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Tanzania

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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Kyoto, Japan

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
-  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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Fiji

If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing

Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
– Freya Stark, East Is West

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Karelia, Russia

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
-  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 

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Russia

 

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Ethiopia

 

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Mali

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Xiahe, Tibet

 

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Herat, Afghanistan

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.
- Proverb

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Food for Thought

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by stevemccurry

  Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard

 Pul-e-Kumri, Afghanistan


Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the
single most significant trademarks of a culture.
- Mark Kurlansky
Burma

What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.

- Lucretius, Roman Poet and Philosopher

Calcutta, India

Tibet

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water,
is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Bakery run by widows, Kabul, Afghanistan

All sorrows are less with bread.

- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Mauritania

If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars  and all the heavens.
- Robert Browning

Croatia

Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the
court that surrounds the king.
- Louis Bromfield

Afghanistan

Istanbul, Turkey

Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and
eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.
- Peter Farb and George Armelagos

Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating

Rajasthan, India

Egg Vendor, Kabul, Afghanistan

Chef Wolfgang Puck,  Los Angeles, California, USA

Date Seller, Yemen

Honduras

The table is a place of communion for life’s large and small events.
Art Smith, Master Chef

Peru

Vietnam

Refugee Family, Sri Lanka

It’s the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal.
- Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky
Cambodia

Priyadarshini Park, Mumbai, India

If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

Monsoon Waters, Indonesia

Beirut, Lebanon

Burma

Mumbai, India


The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.

- E.M. Forster

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