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.
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!