Faking It

January 5, 2009

This is a holiday photo (Crete, last summer). My initial reaction was to be disappointed that the brochure on the right hand side of the picture spoiled the timeless impression of the rest of the scene. I was going to crop it. But why? Why pretend that I somehow managed to travel through time rather than just across Europe? Why would that be a more accurate/impressive record of my holiday?

I now have it as a screensaver to remind myself of all the problems associated with our everyday approaches to the past.
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