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I have done a lot of traveling recently and if I didn’t think it was a bit bratty I would have gone so far as to write that first bit in capitals, just to prove my point.
Matt and I have been to 20 countries in 12 months! For the very fortunate out there who are living the travelers dream that may not be many, but to us it’s huge.
We have been everywhere from Budapest to Toronto, Marrakesh to Paris, Reykjavik to Vegas and so many more in between. But, no matter which city we’ve visited we’ve always compared it to our own, Brisbane. I’m not entirely sure how you even begin to compare a sprawling metropolis like New York to small-town Brisbane but we managed to find a way.
No matter where we were in the world or what we were marveling at we still had Brisbane in our hearts. Traveling has a way of making you nostalgic and very appreciative of your homeland, unless of course you hate your home town and are happy to watch it fade to dust in your rear-view mirror as you speed away! That is not the case for me.
I love my city. It may not be as diverse as London, packed full of history like Rome or as dramatic as the Grand Canyon but it’s our home and we simply love it.
Since coming home I appreciate everything about it and have become quite the local tourist. As I walk to and from work I stop and take photos of the cityscape or find a bar with a great view for after-work drinks to soak it all in. My new tourist persona knows no bounds!
I’m guessing that you love your city too? Even with all of its little faults and the things that annoy you, you can’t help but love it because, like a smelly old cat you rescued from the pound, it’s yours and it’s kind of endearing even with the missing tufts of fur.
I want to share with you a couple of my favourite photos of Brisbane that I have shamelessly taken in the past few months. I think my city is beautiful, warm and friendly and looks fantastic at night with all the city lights reflecting off the river.
But, I don’t know anything about your city! So share it with me.
Find your favourite photo of your city or better yet, become a local tourist and take a new photo of your city. I want to see a photo that captures the things you love about it, what makes you appreciate it. There’s no right or wrong here so let your imagine run wild.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect photo, send it to me with a short description of where the photo was taken and why you chose it. If you write a blog, put a link to your blog on there too and I’ll be sure to include it. If you want to tweet about it because, well, who doesn’t!? Use the hashtag #mycity to share your pic.
The best photos will be posted on my blog and shared with the mega-verse thanks to the world-wide interweb, it’s all very technical, I know.
You can email your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have your photos submitted by Sunday 21 October!
So, here are my favourites, what are yours?