Last December I made a day trip to Paris. I wrote a bit about it in January (click to read more). Among other things I also managed to visit the famous (I think it's famous, it must be) Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
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It was the coziest place with tons of cool books. I couldn't help, but get some (because who wouldn't want to walk around the whole day with backpack filled with books). One of the books I got was called "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger. I liked the front cover.
|iPhone 4S, Afterlight (aka Afterglow)|
And I liked what it said on the back cover:
"...Berger argues that when we see, we are not just looking - we are reading the language of images."
If you in your life would only read one book on art this should be the one. It provokes thinking, it provokes seeing and re-evaluating what you already have seen or have been told.
Look, inside my book there's a stamp. So my copy of the book is also a special travel memory.
I was one happy tourist with an inspiration-filled shopping bag.
|iPhone 4S, fisheye lens by Photojojo|
I find the fisheye lens by Photojojo so cool when traveling and in desperate need for a photo of me and some cool location. Ever so often I travel alone and usually when I strangers to take my photo I end up with even more awkward shots than those mobile "selfies". However, I am a bit of a memory collector, I like having a visual "note" of having been somewhere.
Any inspirational book recommendations?