Travel Photography

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

George Eastman

Traveling is not about visiting places. It is like reading a book about different cultures. This gives us knowledge to understand other people.

Photography captures a moment, helps to prevent our remembrance. It uncovers the way we see the world.

Travel Photography is not just taking pictures, it is about making them to be part of the travel story.




my last trip:

South Carolina

In South Carolina planters had very specific demands for slaves. The most valuable were workers from present-day Senegal and Ghana. The reason was very simple; people brought from these regions were already experienced in working in rice fields.




new gallery:

Adena Culture

The Grave Creek Mound in Moundville, West Virginia is a prehistoric burial site, a mound that was constructed by Adena people who lived in this area 2000 years ago.




new gallery:

New Vrindaban

Founded in 1968, the Hare Krishna community in West Virginia, USA, is strictly vegetarian and believes that meat consumption creates negative karma. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited here.




new gallery:

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Buildings of State prison in Moundsville West Virginia date from the end of the 19th century. In the early 1900’s prison became self-sufficient collecting funds from the inmates labor in many workshops located within the prison walls. The conditions here worsened over the years, as West Virginia State Penitentiary became overcrowded.




new gallery:

Meadowcorft Rockshelter

Meadowcroft Rockshelter is an interesting archeological site. Native Americans visited this place for thousands of years. A trade path linking various regions ran along a nearby creek and this rock shelter was an ideal place to rest and spend the night. Sometimes visitors left something here on the ground, for example food or broken arrow with stone arrowhead.




history:

Berlin Wall

With the closure of the inner German border in 1952, West Berlin became the main route by which East German citizens left for the West. By 1961, approximately 20% of total population of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) migrated to the West. To prevent further mass emigration, in August 1961 the East German government began construction of the wall around the whole West Berlin.


© 1999 - 2019 Maciej Swulinski