This is a hodgepodge of different pics from, as the title says, four different continents (Europe, Asia, South America, and North America). These pictures are all from pre-digital times, so they’re digital photos of prints from film.
This is Le Mur des Canuts (wall of weavers), a trompe l’oeil (trick the eye) mural in Lyons, France. It looks very 3D, doesn’t it?
While in Lyon, I met a couple of British guys, and we ended up at a pub watching Eurovision, which I’d never heard of before. We were cheering for Lordi from Finland, mostly because they got mega points for weird costuming (see below). As we were leaving the pub later, one of the British guys asked if I wanted to go back to his room with him. There was no flirting throughout the night; he just got right to the point. I declined, but I was amused by his strategy.
This is at Saklikent Gorge in Turkey. In the background are three Turkish guys, who my friend and I teamed up with a little further into the gorge. We carried their stuff, and they helped us climb over rocks we wouldn’t have managed on our own. Fair deal.
My camera was having a lot of issues during my trip to Brazil. Most of the time that was a bad thing, but in this particular instance, it produced a very interesting shot. This is in Rio de Janeiro, and we’re up on the hill where the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue is. The main part of the photo is looking down over Rio, including Pao de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain). The statue would have been behind me at that point, but the shot I took of the statue got superimposed on to the Sugarloaf shot.
I did this trip with my mom. I think we were there for 3 weeks, and while I love my mom, that was waaaaaaay too much time glued together at the hip. A somewhat awkward moment was when we stayed at what was apparently a sex hotel (or sex-friendly). There were multiple porn channels, and a contraption that allowed you to get room service (of the non-sex variety) without having to open the door. Classy…
This is in Times Square in New York City. A picture with firefighters seemed like the thing to do. They seemed to be pretty used to dorky tourists wanting pictures.
That’s all for today!