When I am on holiday, I take lots of photographs of street scenes. I like to visit historical sites, the principle areas of interest in each region and of course of my loved ones enjoying themselves, but without the street scenes, I have no context. I photograph between sites, hanging out of windows, through the windows of a bus, stopping at the side of the road to catch a view. Especially when we are in a country for a very short time, there is little chance to assess those sites and it is very easy to forget where I have been. Taking the ‘in between’ pictures acts as a reminder and gives me the context I desire once I return home.
Those photographs can also serve as writing prompts. Little insights into another world far removed from where I live.