Photo of the Day (12.4.2010)

This photo touches on a general feeling I sometimes have about the nature of travel: when I’m jetlagged or simply feeling a little lonely and blue, travel feels like a horizontal line. I’ve simply gone from point A to point B, and I’m still myself no matter where I’ve stepped off the metal tube with wings. Of course, my first encounter with a cloud of chile smoke, or first near-accident crossing a road plants me firmly in the three-dimensional world, and I’m always grateful to be plunged into a new environment.

Thanks to Flickr user Fly For Fun (Gadling’s own Kent Wien!) for sharing this photo with us.

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