Join Us For A Kaleidoscopic Journey Worldwide With Photographer Gordon Snider

Imagine walking on the Great Wall of China in a winter snow storm. Visiting the Tibetan monastery of the 17th Karmapa. Seeing the butterfly fishermen on Inle Lake in Burma (Myanmar). Watching the sun set through the Arc d’ Triomphe in Paris. Enjoying exotic dances in an ancient mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Admiring the sunset on Ayers Rock in Australia. These are just a few of the photographs we will view and discuss with Gordon as he takes us on a kaleidoscopic tour around the world through his camera lens.

The program begins with a journey through Tibet exploring its culture, landscapes, and monasteries. This is followed by special photographic images and brief stories about destinations around the world. The emphasis here is on the photographs themselves. Each has been chosen to capture something special or visually striking about the chosen subject. The program ends with some prose and early morning photographs of Venice, Italy.

Our Presenter

Here’s a little background on Gordon. He missed becoming a native Californian by 5 months, which may explain his wanderlust. He has traveled extensively throughout the world. Prior to becoming a full-time author, He spent twenty years as an independent marketing consultant to a variety of companies, including tour operators in the travel industry.

One thing led to another, and he eventually found himself photographing for these tour operators. One of his assignments took him to Tibet. The country so mesmerized him that he wrote his first novel about it, entitled Sigourney’s Quest. Since then, he has published three more novels, The Separatist, The Hypnotist, and Venice Lost.

His latest book, which is non-fiction, is entitled "I’m Travelling as Fast as I Can". It takes a whimsical look at travel around the world through humorous stories and visual vignettes. I’m Traveling . . . is the basis for his March 5th slide program.

In addition to his books, Gordon used to write and publish travel articles for magazines, along with his photographs. Some of his photographs have been published by the Library of Congress, and one was chosen by the Photographic Society of America as their photograph of the month.

Join us for a fun evening filled with special travel images on March 5th at Rusty’s Pizza on Cabrillo Boulevard across from the beach. And please feel free to bring guests!

See you on March 5th!

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  • Victoria De M.

    Enjoyed Gordon's slideshow and presentation very much. For me, would've liked to know it wasn't going to start @ 7pm, but there was time for the group to eat, etc. Would've been nice to do introductions (unless I missed them since I went to the wrong Rusty's first!) :D.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great slide show, fantastic photos and presentation!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • gary c.

    great slide show/lecture..thanks again gordon

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really GREAT slide show by a terrific presenter!! What a visual treat all of us had tonight!

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Pamela L

    His presentation was fascinating! The travel pictures and his commentary were very interesting and the time flew by. I hope he would be interested in coming in the future.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh Dear, I am also canceling; my hubby has the sniffles and with a cruise vacation coming up next week, we are not taking any chances of his getting sick! Soooo sorry!
    Ferne

    March 5, 2013

  • Monica

    Enjoy, all!

    March 5, 2013

  • Mary

    I am so sorry that I, too, must cancel at the last minute but I will not be able to get there

    March 5, 2013

  • Leanne W.

    I have been held up with work tonight & unfortunately will have to miss this one - I hope that this won't happen again as I was really looking forward to this meet up.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer. A friend's B'day Party just evolved. Gotta go. SO SORRY to miss this at the last minute.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband and I are really looking forward to this event. My husband is a world-traveler having been to the countries noted on this meetup. I am a travel agent specializing in cruise vacations and my wanderlust has not waned! Can't wait!

    March 4, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Oops - I will be there.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super excited about my inaugural event with your group! Looking forward to meeting you and viewing these superlative images.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I will be travelling, but I hope Mr Snider will visit again - it sounds very interesting.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 18, 2013

  • Monica

    Can hardly wait, this will be divine!!

    February 18, 2013

  • Jeanine K.

    Great!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jay, there is a small possibility that I could be out of town, but really want to attend

    February 16, 2013

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