And now for something completely different – a not-so-serious blog post.
For a couple of months now, Instagram has fed my Web 2.0-driven need to document just about everything, while simultaneously allowing me to play the voyeur and follow my friends’ documentation of their lives. Yesterday, though, I discovered a slightly less narcissistic use for Instagram: vicarious travel. I’ve started following users from all over the place – locals, not tourists. It’s a great medium for this, because by nature the photos on Instagram tend to focus not on the usual subjects of travel photos, but on unexpected everyday moments. And stumbling on moments like these is what I love the most about travelling.
Here are a few of my favourites from yesterday (obviously none of these photos are my own – please click through for the originals and the photographers’ info):