Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Travel Tuesday - To Selfie or Not to Selfie?



A few years ago, a colleague and her husband went on a snow skiing  trip to South America.  When she came back she had a couple of hundred photos to share, everyone one of the photos had one, or the other, or both of them in the photo.  Raising the question, to selfie or not to selfie?  Sometimes I want a photo to prove that I was there.  Most often I want a photo of where I have been. 

The photo above was taken on a side street in Dublin. We were looking for a place to have dinner and walked around several blocks, thinking there has to be someplace.  There was one place with a crowd spilling out onto the sidewalk, drinks in hand, we walked on.  I was taken by the chapel in the glass box.  It was unclear if the goal was to develop the space above, or to preserve the older structure (attached to a church next door.) It did both, and when it is lit up at night it is striking.  Dublin is on the definitely yes I would go back list.  I need more selfies to prove I was there.  

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  1. Yes !
    I too want to see Dublin, although I won't need selfies.

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    1. Just one to show you were there?

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  2. I think one or two is fine for shits and giggles, but I want to see the sights. Too much emphasis on them and not the subject.

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    1. All of them being selfies told me a lot about the person.

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  3. It wasn't so long ago we were Dublin but my memory is a bit hazy. I think we liked it very much.

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    1. You must have been too close Guinness

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    2. I wish. We were so unwell with a COVID like bug.

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  4. I've always wanted to visit Dublin, one of my sister's favorite cities. I like a selfie here and there, but it would be weird and awkward looking at someone's vacation photos almost entirely made up of selfies. Before selfies, it was "And this is us in front of the Taj Mahal," "And this is us in front of Buckingham Palace," "And this is us in front of the White House"... Yawn.

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    1. Awkward is a kinder thought than what I had. Once the world reopens, go for it, it is not hard to get there from where you are.

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  5. ONE selfie is all you need; more are just vain and narcissistic.
    wanna see yourself, look in a mirror.
    but I DO like seeing my beary blog friends pix too! :)

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  6. I'm the opposite of your Colleague, I come back with a thousand photos and none of me. Every now and then, my travel companion will snap a photo of me and then send it to me.

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    1. I try to remember to take a few photos to show where I am. I had a phone a few years ago, that would put a small image of my face, into a photo, kind of like a photo stamp on a post card, I enjoyed that. Maybe I should buy a better cell again?

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    1. It protects the old building, and created useable space above and behind, really neat idea.

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