As intrepid travelers, we don’t only search for an adventure or a change of scenery — we also seek to capture fascinating moments in photographs and tell the compelling stories behind them. In this new series for the Locations section, we showcase some of the most fascinating travel photos by our fellow lomographers, along with their tales from the trip.
Today’s travel story proves that it pays to keep our eyes peeled and our perspectives open whenever we’re on a journey. Aside from taking souvenir photographs of landmarks and places of interest, it’s also a must for us to capture interesting or memorable scenes, people, and events we come across during our travels. Our fellow lomographer andrelazarte from Peru probably wouldn’t have captured the moment above if he kept taking photos of whatever the rest of his tour group were snapping at. He tells us:
“July 28 and 29 are holidays in Perú, because 28 is the independence day of Perú. So, I travelled alone to Arequipa (Perú). I have always wanted to travel all by myself and this holiday was the perfect opportunity. The second day in Arequipa I took a full-day tour to Colca Canyon. It was amazing. On our way back we made a little stop in this tiny village. It has a white old church and just a few houses, and they sell food, drinks, and other things to tourists. While the people from the tour were taking pictures of a condor tied with a chain, I sat down and I talked to a lady from the tour about how we dislike that and other things, too. Then, I saw these two little girls in traditional costumes playing to my right. They were holding hands and dancing in circles; they were laughing and smiling all the time, they were so happy!”
Don’t forget to check out andrelazarte’s album entitled Colca Valley/Canyon - Arequipa to see more of his photos from this trip!
Do you have an exceptional snap from your trips? Share your travel lomographs and the fascinating stories behind them with all of us here in the Community! Get in touch with us through the Lomography Magazine LomoHome or shoot us an email!