The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
To be honest, I did not like the Climate House in Bremerhaven (Germany). Even after almost a month, when I think about it, I still want to shot a polar bear in the face. Emotional manipulation can do that for you, even if you (mostly) agree with the overall goals.
But one thing that stayed with me is how the person responsible for the Climate House did document his travels for the exhibition: He sketched/painted them in his notebooks:
It’s a beautiful combination of personal notes and small sketches.
And even while loving to photograph, I sometimes wonder whether this intimate combination of text and image isn’t the way to go when it comes to documenting ones travels. In contrast to photos, sketches/paintings allow you to accentuate the important features, making them stick out in memory. And when you take a lot of photos, you might experience a disconnect to your experiences later — something you don’t have if you write down what you feel in the moment you sketch the image.
And sure, there will probably (soon) be an app that allows you to do something similar.
But for personal experiences … perhaps these things do have their uses.
What do you think?