JoshuasTravels — ikons

ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

07 see, this is what happens when you visit me
introducing my cousin-turned-sister and aunt-turned-mother
introducing my cousin-turned-sister and aunt-turned-mother
that's right, this is Europe and there are trains
that's right, this is Europe and there are trains
...and more cobblestones than you can shake a snake at
…and more cobblestones than you can shake a snake at
and that's how you say "my place" in German....
and that's how you say "my place" in German….
I know I've seen this exact pose before....
I know I've seen this exact pose before….
this ain't Seoul
this ain't Seoul
trampsing through Grand Central
trampsing through Grand Central
so I live just baaaarely outside of Frankfurt, and my little slice of the world was originally settled by Legionaries because of the geothermal waters in this picture
so I live just baaaarely outside of Frankfurt, and my little slice of the world was originally settled by Legionaries because of the geothermal waters in this picture
jackassery on the playground
jackassery on the playground
jackassery multiplied by a factor of zwei
jackassery multiplied by a factor of zwei
the charming door to my swank pad
the charming door to my swank pad
Day 2, and also: that stone shit behind us was also built by the Rome types
Day 2, and also: that stone shit behind us was also built by the Rome types
gorgeous city, gorgeous day
gorgeous city, gorgeous day
so why the hell would we not pose for a picture?
so why the hell would we not pose for a picture?
snap snap, take a picture with your click click click cameraaaaaaaa
snap snap, take a picture with your click click click cameraaaaaaaa
little people, BIG chruch
little people, BIG chruch
she's got a slightly embarrassing nickname that's a diminutive of "punk"
she's got a slightly embarrassing nickname that's a diminutive of "punk"
2K kilometers, 21 hours of various iPods.... I love trains but sometimes you need the flexibility of das auto
2K kilometers, 21 hours of various iPods…. I love trains but sometimes you need the flexibility of das auto
wanted a 1-series, got a Hyundai
wanted a 1-series, got a Hyundai
drove it fast anyways
drove it fast anyways
Who takes pictures at autobahn rest stops? Who takes pictures mid-chew? The chumps I travel with, that's who
Who takes pictures at autobahn rest stops? Who takes pictures mid-chew? The chumps I travel with, that's who
You can't tell, but it's cold as rice in Prague right now. That's right, rice.
You can't tell, but it's cold as rice in Prague right now. That's right, rice.
nice night for a stroll, ja?
nice night for a stroll, ja?
ja!
ja!
you can't tell, but we are fucking lost
you can't tell, but we are fucking lost
not lost anymore, just looking for some of those Hard Rock nachos
not lost anymore, just looking for some of those Hard Rock nachos
found this joint, taps on every table, couldn't say no
found this joint, taps on every table, couldn't say no
....except they did, I must be the only jackass traveling through the beer capital of Earth with a pair of sex-on-the-beach-drinking chumps
….except they did, I must be the only jackass traveling through the beer capital of Earth with a pair of sex-on-the-beach-drinking chumps
don't be fooled, the SOTB is just off-frame
don't be fooled, the SOTB is just off-frame
see, there's the SOTB - two straws for EXTRA sassy
see, there's the SOTB – two straws for EXTRA sassy
it's not that I'm trashsed, it's that I just drove 530 km
it's not that I'm trashsed, it's that I just drove 530 km
storytime: let's say you have a sassy sister that won't stop talking smack
storytime: let's say you have a sassy sister that won't stop talking smack
let's also say that she knows her way around a joint-doobie-roach-blunt
let's also say that she knows her way around a joint-doobie-roach-blunt
(rehab)
(rehab)
and let's say you're in a decriminalizationized country
and let's say you're in a decriminalizationized country
let's say you invite her to sample the finest of rotgut absinths
let's say you invite her to sample the finest of rotgut absinths
ice cream and absinth, it's what put the Wilde in Oscar
ice cream and absinth, it's what put the Wilde in Oscar
"you're going to call the cops? I oughta cops the call on you!"
"you're going to call the cops? I oughta cops the call on you!"
talk is cheap and and bullshit runs a fucking mile
talk is cheap and and bullshit runs a fucking mile
AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW GAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWDDDDDDD FOOOOOOORGIVEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEE
AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW GAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWDDDDDDD FOOOOOOORGIVEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEE
why why why why why why why
why why why why why why why
(she later swore her vomit tasted better than the absinth)
(she later swore her vomit tasted better than the absinth)
at this point I'm a little bit worried, but mostly happy - she didn't catcall anymore homeless men after this....
at this point I'm a little bit worried, but mostly happy – she didn't catcall anymore homeless men after this….
sorry Peter, but you were the only one that answered
sorry Peter, but you were the only one that answered
...and then Anna did
…and then Anna did
morning after
morning after
all they have to say is "beer"
all they have to say is "beer"
oh wow, another old building
oh wow, another old building
the widow's peak of a goddamn champion, mid-trash toss...
the widow's peak of a goddamn champion, mid-trash toss…
that's right, all the way up
that's right, all the way up
Prague, and one slightly hungover sister
Prague, and one slightly hungover sister
those Czechs sure do know how to bulid a church
those Czechs sure do know how to bulid a church
...big and round, that's how
…big and round, that's how
yeah, that's tea - wanna fight about it?
yeah, that's tea – wanna fight about it?
so it turns out I'll fight, but not about tea
so it turns out I'll fight, but not about tea
it's captain fucking Fenton to you
it's captain fucking Fenton to you
later bitches
later bitches
verruckt
verruckt
wrong camera, Einstein
wrong camera, Einstein
there's a joke in here about Hummers somewhere, but she raised me so let's just drop it okay?
there's a joke in here about Hummers somewhere, but she raised me so let's just drop it okay?
...and the uniform thing begins to emerge
…and the uniform thing begins to emerge
eat pray love
eat pray love
I'm told this is the door to happiness, but we couldn't figure out how to open it so.... sorry, world
I'm told this is the door to happiness, but we couldn't figure out how to open it so…. sorry, world
wowza
wowza
something something Micah Larsen
something something Micah Larsen
we only took this picture to show her what she looked like with that jacket like that
we only took this picture to show her what she looked like with that jacket like that
oh hey girl!
oh hey girl!
"I come up here sometimes to think"
"I come up here sometimes to think"
something something Lil Kay
something something Lil Kay
halfway around the world, players and playettes
halfway around the world, players and playettes
Janitorial Engineers Of The World.....
Janitorial Engineers Of The World…..
pub crawl? I heard pub crawl. Did somebody say pub crawl?
pub crawl? I heard pub crawl. Did somebody say pub crawl?
pretty sure somebody said Pub Crawl
pretty sure somebody said Pub Crawl
nope, not Pub Crawl yet
nope, not Pub Crawl yet
yup, Pub Crawl. Aaaaaand she's on her phone. Soooooo never go boozing with a woman in plaid...
yup, Pub Crawl. Aaaaaand she's on her phone. Soooooo never go boozing with a woman in plaid…
pub crawl over, mural view from the hostel
pub crawl over, mural view from the hostel
the most famous bridge in Czech is still just a bridge
the most famous bridge in Czech is still just a bridge
let's bounce Prague, it's a dead town anyway
let's bounce Prague, it's a dead town anyway
krakow? more like krak-WOW
krakow? more like krak-WOW
oh snap, that's a good looking scarf
oh snap, that's a good looking scarf
probably because of something funny I said
probably because of something funny I said
Where The Buffalo Roam is one of my favorite things and you're a do-re-me-so-far a loooong loooong way to idiot if you don't agree
Where The Buffalo Roam is one of my favorite things and you're a do-re-me-so-far a loooong loooong way to idiot if you don't agree
if I was a rock star like David Mannell, this would be my debut album cover
if I was a rock star like David Mannell, this would be my debut album cover
not this picture so much, except the woman over Cheyann's shoulder
not this picture so much, except the woman over Cheyann's shoulder
man I gotta work on better night-to-day tranisitions in this album
man I gotta work on better night-to-day tranisitions in this album
magnum, ferrari, or le tigre?
magnum, ferrari, or le tigre?
I really have no clue what's going on right now
I really have no clue what's going on right now
nice scarf, scarf-stealer
nice scarf, scarf-stealer
the man in the stylish black coat is correct here
the man in the stylish black coat is correct here
you know what this looks like? this looks like the backlots at Orlando!
you know what this looks like? this looks like the backlots at Orlando!
that's right, double price to sit down
that's right, double price to sit down
who you calling turkey, turkey?
who you calling turkey, turkey?
not a great picture, but probably the only one with all three of us in it
not a great picture, but probably the only one with all three of us in it
crazy Polish tour guide Zina wanted to go to
crazy Polish tour guide Zina wanted to go to
one of us is worried about where we are, one of us is worried about looking good, one of us doesn't have to worry about things like that
one of us is worried about where we are, one of us is worried about looking good, one of us doesn't have to worry about things like that
these chicks were really understanding of us, sorry these ladies were really understanding of us Amerikaners
these chicks were really understanding of us, sorry these ladies were really understanding of us Amerikaners
so I guess that's two pictures of all three of us
so I guess that's two pictures of all three of us
if you text SMOKE to the dragon from a Polish cell phone, Zina will take a picture of it shooting fire
if you text SMOKE to the dragon from a Polish cell phone, Zina will take a picture of it shooting fire
legend says that the dragon came out of this cave in like 1578 and got turned into stone or got made into a statute or something ...so the matador thing doesn't really apply but it seemed like a good idea at the time
legend says that the dragon came out of this cave in like 1578 and got turned into stone or got made into a statute or something …so the matador thing doesn't really apply but it seemed like a good idea at the time
this is the national beer of Poland, and those Poles look like they're having a hell of a good time
this is the national beer of Poland, and those Poles look like they're having a hell of a good time
this is Polish for "the Gents"
this is Polish for "the Gents"
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that that means Year Zero
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that that means Year Zero
well ain't that some high concept avant-garde music video shit?
well ain't that some high concept avant-garde music video shit?
causing trouble at the Middle Ages Krakow Exhibit
causing trouble at the Middle Ages Krakow Exhibit
oh my my
oh my my
oh hell yes
oh hell yes
got to put on that party dress
got to put on that party dress
it's a bubble machine! on a bicycle!
it's a bubble machine! on a bicycle!
turns out Polish Pigeons are a pretty ballsy bunch
turns out Polish Pigeons are a pretty ballsy bunch
Auschwitz... the greatest failure of contemporary humanity
Auschwitz… the greatest failure of contemporary humanity
"It is an easy thing to condemn one man in the dark. It is easy to condemn the German people, to speak of the basic flaw in the German character that allowed Hitler to rise to power and at the same time positively ignore the basic flaw of character that made the Russians sign pacts with him, Winston Churchill praise him, American industrialists profit by him"
"It is an easy thing to condemn one man in the dark. It is easy to condemn the German people, to speak of the basic flaw in the German character that allowed Hitler to rise to power and at the same time positively ignore the basic flaw of character that made the Russians sign pacts with him, Winston Churchill praise him, American industrialists profit by him"
you know why we haven't been contact by higher intelligences? because we have the concept of "multiple holocausts"
you know why we haven't been contact by higher intelligences? because we have the concept of "multiple holocausts"
shockingly small place
shockingly small place
it was original built as a base for the Polish Home Army and they still had these designs in some of the prisoner washrooms.... a fucking sobering juxtaposition
it was original built as a base for the Polish Home Army and they still had these designs in some of the prisoner washrooms…. a fucking sobering juxtaposition
enough sad face... this is Berlin, and this is where the Snake Doctor parks
enough sad face… this is Berlin, and this is where the Snake Doctor parks
that's the Berliner Dome, dummy
that's the Berliner Dome, dummy
no we didn't teleport, we just walked
no we didn't teleport, we just walked
riding a horse? inside? Germans be crazy!
riding a horse? inside? Germans be crazy!
three of the figures in this photograph seem to be carved from heavenly marble but only two really are
three of the figures in this photograph seem to be carved from heavenly marble but only two really are
this is me looking at you looking at me
this is me looking at you looking at me
well zooooooooom out, why don't you?
well zooooooooom out, why don't you?
not positive, but pretty sure that's a child's seat
not positive, but pretty sure that's a child's seat
in German it's "blau bär"
in German it's "blau bär"
in English it's "uniform-chasing hussy"
in English it's "uniform-chasing hussy"
LOVE them Bavarians
LOVE them Bavarians
a million dankes
a million dankes
no I don't actually have spider-powers, it's just an illusion of the camera
no I don't actually have spider-powers, it's just an illusion of the camera
Thanks, Cheyann. Great picture. You can totally come back and visit me again. Maybe not right away though.
Thanks, Cheyann. Great picture. You can totally come back and visit me again. Maybe not right away though.
to me, that painting represents redemption
to me, that painting represents redemption
that's right, truly madly AND deeply
that's right, truly madly AND deeply
okay, now they're just showing off
okay, now they're just showing off
checkpoint charlie
checkpoint charlie
the USSR side of CC
the USSR side of CC
two Washingtonians blocking a perfectly good picture of the Checkpoint
two Washingtonians blocking a perfectly good picture of the Checkpoint
"I know of no town, no city, that has been besieged for 18 years that still lives with the vitality and the force, and the hope, and the determination of the city of West Berlin."  John said that in '63. They sell United States State flags there in 2011.
"I know of no town, no city, that has been besieged for 18 years that still lives with the vitality and the force, and the hope, and the determination of the city of West Berlin." John said that in '63. They sell United States State flags there in 2011.
I original saw this bromide during my first Prague visit and so far bad girls go everywhere I've been so far. No complaints,
I original saw this bromide during my first Prague visit and so far bad girls go everywhere I've been so far. No complaints,
es tut mir leid, wir sind Amerikaner
es tut mir leid, wir sind Amerikaner
work it, work it
work it, work it
it's best not to ask
it's best not to ask
they're not really that small, it's just an illusion
they're not really that small, it's just an illusion
I wouldn't even say "small," really... more completely average sized
I wouldn't even say "small," really… more completely average sized
adorable little euro-mobile
adorable little euro-mobile
Bugatti Veyron, about 1.7M in $ and a lot more in €
Bugatti Veyron, about 1.7M in $ and a lot more in €
the Brandenburg Gate, not to be confused with the Tannhauser one
the Brandenburg Gate, not to be confused with the Tannhauser one
I'm an American; I'm always glad to see somebody protesting something. Disagreeing with governmental policies makes me smile.
I'm an American; I'm always glad to see somebody protesting something. Disagreeing with governmental policies makes me smile.
I'm the tall one, she's the short one
I'm the tall one, she's the short one
Again, I'm the tall one
Again, I'm the tall one
I recall
Central Park in fall
how you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess
that's not all

danke schoen, darling danke schoeeeeeeeeeeeeen
I recall
Central Park in fall
how you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess
that's not all

danke schoen, darling danke schoeeeeeeeeeeeeen

an absolutely kodak moment
an absolutely kodak moment
...insert cell phone
…insert cell phone
reverse angle
reverse angle
we got kind of bored of just smiling at the lens
we got kind of bored of just smiling at the lens
naw meen?
naw meen?
...but not that bored
…but not that bored
PAM must mean something in German I guess. // RUN PROGRAM: END_ALBUM
PAM must mean something in German I guess. // RUN PROGRAM: END_ALBUM


let's lose charley