Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vanity Project- Part X

Part 10...where Alan FINALLY uses up those photos...

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? I know, my friends, I have pushed your patience to the limit with all of those photos and I promise that this is the last batch and I won't make you endure any more (assuming there is still anyone reading my blog by today...) Thanks especially to Gigi, Cathy and Laurita for hanging in there the entire project and commenting all the way.


This was March, 2010 on one of those double-decker bus tours in Manhattan. One eye is on the camera while the other is watching for low hanging traffic lights...


This was the second part of the same trip last year. Sean and I were preparing to ice skate on the lower deck of the cruise ship we were on. A side note: we will next be able to afford a to take a cruise in 2020. Maybe.


The next three photos were taken on an overland bus tour I took from Sept. 1990 to Jan. 1991 from London, England to Kathmandu. The proverbial 'trip of a lifetime'. I got it into my head to quit my job and give up my apartment and take the plunge. I recommend this type of adventure for those who like foreign countries, camping and travelling on a small budget.

This is on the travertine (limestone) deposit at Pamukkale, Turkey in Oct. 1990. It is part of the Hierapolis, an ancient Greco-Roman city that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site


A horseback/camel trek in the desert near Giza, Egypt. S%#&! I think I'm wearing the same shirt as in the previous picture!

This is on Christmas Day 1990 in Udaipur, India. Don't even ask me why Aussie Pete and I are dressed that way (notice that one leg of my shorts is longer than the other--hey, I think I still have those in a drawer somewhere). It's TOO long a story...

9 comments:

Laurita said...

What? No camel. Wasn't it hot in the desert with all that beard?

I can't believe these are the last of the photos. I'm sure you'll find some more worth sharing.

Rant-O-Saurus Rex said...

Those are some awesome outfits!!! I think as far as fashion goes Aussie Pete has broken every single rule in that photo. That is socks and sandles he's wearing right? Haha... that's great though.

Gotta share the story about the shorts some time though. Too bad that's it for the photos.... retro pics are fun to go through... even when they aren't your own.

Gigi said...

In this post, you have given me much material with which to comment....

First, what the heck does that sign mean in the first photo? Why yes, it did distract from that impish grin as I've struggled to decipher it....and I'm from America, I should be able to understand the signs!

Second, you - my friend - are very well traveled it seems. I would love to hear how some of these travels came to be.

Third - obviously you are a man who is particular about his clothes. Finds his favorites and wears them over and over.

Fourth - if those shorts are in a drawer somewhere I suggest you ditch them as fast as you can (because, obviously, when you obtained them you either were desperate or not so particular about your clothing). ;-)

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

I'm glad you explained you were ice skating because I was, like, WTF have they got on their feet? They look like blue socks that Dr. Seuss might wear.
The water you're standing in at the limestone site looks amazing.
Re: the low hanging lights. Did you ever see the episode in Six Feet Under with the ladies in the limo? I'll never trust a low hanging sign/light/thing again.
I'd LOVE to see more photos!
Especially brown shirt photos!

John Wiswell said...

"One eye is on the camera while the other is watching for low hanging traffic lights..."

Haha! I can dig that. They also have double decker McDonalds out there. It's a many and manifold city.

Bukowski's Basement said...

You're a regular Paul Therouex ... Been enjoying these pics, Alan ...

Danielle Ferries said...

I've been enjoying these posts so much. It's like taking a walk through your life. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Eno said...

I ran through all your photos at once - easier to notice the brown shirt and fading of the black parts of your beard that way. ;)
I say keep the shirt and you've only grown more distingushed through the years!

Alan W. Davidson said...

I should make a correction to that last photo...the guy with me is in fact 'Little' Pete from England. I got him confused with the other 'Aussie' Pete. I think that the accents were different, but then again what do I know. Canadians don't have accents! Silly boy.

Laurita- I do have a camel pic, but I'm riding it with another guy and it's emabarassing...

It was pretty much hot everywhere, so the beard didn't make it much worse...and I figured that I've bored you good people with my face for waaaaaay too long.

Mr. Rex- Yeah, some funky attire for sure. Definate hippy feel to it. The theme was 'tacky tourist day'.

Gigi- Well, in Canada that sign would have to do with a place on the ice where we send the bad players for 2 minutes. Who knows what the hell it means in NY!

I'm not THAT well traveled. The first two were from one trip, the others from another trip. I hardly go anywhere aside from that.

I'm not to where the shorts in public. I keep them for 'special' occasions...

Cathy- Yeah, the limestone place was neat coz there was a couple of waterfalls where warm water falls down on you. Very soothing. Almost as much as the Turkish Bath we went to...but that's another story...

I was a huge fan of 'Six Feet Under'.

John- Are you serious? Is there really a double decker McD's in Manhattan?

Ant- Thanks, man. Glad you liked them. I also enjoy the photos at your blog as well.

Danielle, Thanks very much!

Laura- Har! Best way to do it, I'm sure. Yeah, there's way more grey than black anymore. Shocking for a guy of only 34...