Around the World in Nine Photos

Each of these nine photographs can tell a million stories. What do they say to you?

Photo by Tassem (Fort Kochi, Kerala)

Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away…

Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” (sic) which offers an almost haunting absolution. For more of Nathanael’s work, check out his blog, G’Nat’s Eye View.

Photo by Nathanael

Photo by P. Nathanael Gough

The image below, by UK photographer Andy Hooker, had us at hello. We love how the sign matches the woman’s red coat and how her right leg is in crisp focus just as her stride reaches the “h” above her head. Check out more of Andy’s work at LensScaper.

Photo by Andy Hooker

Photo by Andy Hooker

Bao Pham‘s photo of this graffiti sneer in bold, brilliant color lends an even more menacing effect to the shot of the motorcycle below, as if the bike’s owner is watching over you. The photo was taken in Melbourne, Australia. For more, visit Bao’s site.

Photo by Bao Pham

Photo by Bao Pham

Below, Debopriyo Datta‘s photo of these anthropomorphic recycled robots, captured during the Durga Puja festival in Calcutta, India, will make you smile.

Photo by Debopriyo Datta

Photo by Debopriyo Datta

At The Film Shooter, Kutay’s photo of this young, ever-so-elegantly dressed solo violinist, as seen busking in Paddy’s Market in Sydney, Australia, captured our imagination. We couldn’t help but wonder which piece he was playing.

Photo by Kutay

Photo by Kutay

From stand-still above to to photo-finish below, we loved the motion depicted in Paulo César Silva’s image of three cyclists in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. Visit COTTIDIANUS to see more of Paulo’s work.

Photo by Paulo César Silva

Photo by Paulo César Silva

From a split second in black and white to a split second in brilliant color, check out Ren Hoeck‘s photo of an elderly lady in Lima, Perú. We couldn’t help but wonder about where she had come from and where she was going.

Photo by Ren Hoeck

Photo by Ren Hoeck

From vibrant color to evocative darkness, sashnortier‘s image of a man in repose, smoking a cigarette in Cape Town, South Africa, is rather striking, wouldn’t you agree?

Photo by sashnortier

Photo by sashnortier

At the last stop on our world tour, we have a photo by lotof at a bar in Freiburg, Germany. The juxtaposition between the bold faces in the doorway poster and the lone contemplative figure at the bar has us wondering about the man’s backstory: is he relaxing after a hard day at work, drowning his sorrows, or celebrating? Only your imagination knows for sure.

Photo by lotof

Photo by lotof

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  1. guydreaminglife

    The warm summer breeze in the big city roamed like a wild animal, directionless as it plodded through the myriad alleyways and deserted streets. The old veteran sat on his soap box and rolled another perfect cigarette. He smiled for a moment as memories of his skill amazing his comrades slowly rose to the surface from the sea of his thoughts. Sometimes when the wind was just right, he could hear them chuckling into the night’s air, exchanging stories of past lives and past places. Then the veteran stopped smiling and lit the end of his perfect cigarette, taking a long drag in the hopes of dulling his senses enough to banish the old thoughts. Tonight he would smoke and leave the memories where they were supposed to be. He had tortured himself enough for one day.

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  2. mtaggartwriter

    Harley 48. Man sitting at the pub. It’s possible the two ought to say hello. Interesting picture line up. Thank you for the ‘share’

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  3. thesciencegeek

    What great pictures! Hopefully you’ll make this a regularly feature on WordPress news.

    The Science Geek

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    • Krista

      I love writing these posts — poring through the photos is so much fun. This is a semi-regular feature in that we’ve shared photo posts a few times this year. (Check out the top three articles there for the others we’ve shared.)

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  4. K. Michelle

    Pictures are awesome. Excellent article!

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  5. Toby Barnett

    That is awesome and love this series.

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  6. Widdershins

    Excellent images … it’s just ‘Paddy’s Market’ not ‘St Paddy’

    Liked by 2 people

  7. editorweb

    Nice article.
    About “elderly lady in Lima, Perú” photo, elder people still keep traditions from the Andes or the places they come from, and they make Lima (capital city) a city with color and very lovely diversity.
    Regards from Lima, Peru
    Orlando H.

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  8. LaurenKatherine

    Love the “hello” photo!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. guest0110

    Such a beautiful and wonderful story being told through these photos❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. phyllg23

    Really love the photos and the storyline for each…great perspective.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sheilah Bright

    Armed with a camera and a passport, what else does anyone need to see the world? Oh, maybe clothes. Sometimes.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. patrickij

    All a notch above the crowd.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. dilmilgaya.com

    Beautifully captured images……the Durga Puja robots are interesting & had not seen them before although I hail from India.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. kawinnart

    Wow!!! I like All images

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  15. Sukhen Tang

    Awesome… really awesome

    Liked by 1 person

  16. cricketmuse

    B&W shots always tell the best stories.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. tunedglobal

    Love the photo of the elderly lady in Lima Peru!

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  18. kutayphotography

    Many thanks for including one of my photos – the little busker! Great selection of photos by the way and I’m honored that one of my works has been featured amongst them!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. cerculexcelentei

    Thank you for sharing! My favorite is Kutay photo!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. dame DJ

    Very interesting range of ‘styles’. Love the black and whites and the lady in the red jumper. Well done!

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  21. mrsaraneae

    Awesome pictures!

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  22. Ar Parvinder

    Awesome clicks. Graffiti sneer simply beautiful.

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  23. telefanforever

    What a treasure. Thank you for sharing this.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. RecessionProof-Business.com

    Thanks, nice variety of pictures posted.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Khanindra Dutta

    Outstanding! I just fell in love with your blog! Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Mike

    An interesting set of photos, I like ‘Hello’ best of all.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. LensScaper

    Many thanks WordPress for including ‘Hello’ from my blog LensScaper in this collection of images

    Liked by 1 person

  28. socialdee

    Evocative and lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. adriannell

    Gives me new inspiration for my own photo path! Thanks for sharing!!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Facing Cancer (@cancer2gether)

    I had a sense of Peru before even reading the location. The world is so rich with beauty.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. fromsalttopine

    It is truly amazing the curiosity a simple picture can evoke. It leaves you wanting to know more, sparking the imagination.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. R. Lynn

    Those are some really nice photos. How nice of you to share them:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  33. sheebasima28

    Creativity in all its supremacy engulfing your imagination

    Liked by 1 person

  34. eaobubbagump

    It’s cool how everyday things can be captured in a picture and then you notice every little meaning in it.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. swaggerless

    “Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?” Ha ha, love the “Hello” shot and the graffiti wall is amazing. Great shots all around! Thanks for the post.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. independant82

    Brilliant photography and I love the blog🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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