On the Road

On the Road

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
– Jack Kerouac


Roads are a record of those who have gone before.
–  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

ITALY-10479Umbria, Italy

The road is home.
–  Unknown



The way was long and weary,
But gallantly they strode …
Along the heavy road.
– George Robert Sims

JAPAN-10072Kesennuma, Japan

ETHIOPIA-10048Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
– Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking


Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

JAPAN-10167NFTokyo, Japan

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
–  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking


If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing
Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
– Freya Stark, East Is West

_2SM9314Karelia, Russia

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
–  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

ETHIOPIA-10059Omo Valley, Ethiopia




To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

TIBET-10115NFnsXiahe, Tibet


AFGHN-10037Herat, Afghanistan

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.
– Proverb


N e w s   a n d   I n f o r m a t i o n
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  1. Tom Carroll says:

    Outstanding photographs — captures the sense —

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