Last month I walked into the Monterey, California, airport to pick up a relative for our family reunion. I looked up, and I saw this! – over the TSA security checkpoint. Oh! It captured my imagination in a single instant.
Can’t you just imagine the places you could go, like in those old-fashioned travel posters you see in museums or on poster sites? If you do a search on “travel posters” in Google Images, you’ll see a ton of vintage posters, posters that have a delightfully intriguing flavor to them. Here are just a few:
I don’t know about you, but when I see these posters, I feel as if you could simply jump into them and be instantly transported to those places. What is is about the images, about the colors or the illustration style, that makes me feel that way? Perhaps some of you know more about this than I do – Joy at turtledesk blog, Amy at Photography Journal Blog, Miriam at Shower of Blessings blog and others, artist colleagues – about what makes it feel like you could dive into any of these illustrations and come out on the other side in a magical, enchanted version of the destination being shown. Am I the only one that feels that way? It’s like in The Wizard of Oz, going to a place where strange, wonderful things happen and you only have to enjoy yourself when you get there.
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