On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
On the Road will continue, but it will be forever Alain’s.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Balloon Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.
So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…
Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!
Should you have any pictures (tasteful, relevant, etc….) you can email them to [email protected] or just use this nifty link to start an email: Start an Email to send a Picture to Post on Balloon Juice
First up, from Vicky Delany:
Flying into Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. May 8, 2017.
Wow. Please, keep on sending in these aerial shots – so familiar. I grew up flying and to this day always ask for a window seat even though I hate flying because I HAVE to look out and just see the world from above. Thanks for some perspective!
Next up, from omar (a retry from a few days ago because of technical difficulties):
Where it was taken: Vienna, Augarten
When: May 6th
Other notes or info about the picture:
I picked up Spawn #2 from a play-date, and the bus back home passed by
the Augarten park. Inside, there are two WW2 anti-aircraft towers. The one in the picture is the gun tower, the second, square one was the guiding tower.
That reminds me of how the old Cold War-era AT&T buildings looked/look in many big American cities! Secure fortresses with a commanding, up-high view of nearby ground.
Finally, a belated Cinco de Mayo photo-barrage from China:
Where it was taken: Califresh restaurant Wanda Plaza Fuzhou Fujian China
When: Cinco de Mayo, 2017
Commenter nym: Rlchina 大芒果
Other notes or info about the picture: Too many shots of tequila and too many confusing conversations about why Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo… Great time was had by all.
I’m so thrilled that we have at least one American teacher abroad sharing their world with us! As the son of two academics, and someone who’s had lots of personal experience with American teachers in foreign countries all my life, I just have to say: please, please keep sharing!
You’re making such a difference there, but sharing your sights and impressions and such really help us all to see how neat and amazing the world is, everywhere.
Have a great day all, travel safely, and be kind to one another; never add to another’s burden without caution.