Tuesday, 5 July 2011

For Lust Of Knowing

Life passes bykiruna aurorario de janierowinter blue [explored ♥]waterfall of the godsSerenity
Hanalei Mist - Kauai, HawaiiTwo million eyesSahara ExpressLandscape Photo of the Year on Juzaphoto.com - Circle stars - Dolomites - Nikon D3 + 14-24mm f/2.8 (Single Exposure) - Dedicata al mio caro amico Andrea MaggiFog at the Golden Gate #1 - San FranciscoBaobab avenue
Energetic Sporthallseascape paradise over undermorocco cuisineMoscow State University (MGU). Just before sunsetOutback Ruins

For Lust Of Knowing, a gallery on Flickr.

Any traveller who has read Hassan by James Elroy Flecker will regonise the sense of enthrallment and addiction conjured in the poem which opens the play.

"We travel not for trafficking alone, by hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned. For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand..."

This is a collection of travel shots which reminded me of that feeling; clearly communicated, infectious and urgent. The lure of the crooked road into worlds unseen.

The poem is copied to the comments in Flickr - just follow the link above if you haven't encountered it. Enjoy!