Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm a Conde Nast Traveler. Ha!

So I just submitted a photo to a Conde Nast contest. A condenastest? Anyway, . . . I probably don't fit the typical profile of their travelers, so I submitted a photo that probably doesn't fit their typical photo profile. Here is text I submitted along with it:

The first night of our honeymoon. A small restaurant in the heart of the old city in Lisbon. A rotating cast of local amazing Fado singers and two wonderful guitarists. Hours of unexpected flavors, sounds, and ambiance, both culinary and musical. While this is not a traditionally "great vacation" photograph of flowers, buildings, landscape - this photograph sums up some of what we experienced in this moment. Towards the end of dinner, the lights were dimmed, the doors closed, and the music began. Over the next few hours and glasses of port, we knew that we were in a transformative environment to match our recent transformation to married couple. This is the best of travel - great music, food, meeting locals, and learning about ones self. The photograph captures the musicians (singer standing behind guitar player on right), the view we had out the door, and of course a bottle in the foreground.

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