Sometimes we wonder how in the world we could survive life before the internet. But somehow we did.
In those days, traveling far from home meant a difficulty to stay current with the news, and a traveler would often feel isolated for better or worse. While in a foreign land where there was a language barrier, TV offered little help. Placing an international call home was a luxury, especially for a young backpacker on a budget. Sometimes I had my family and friends from home send letters for me to a place like the American Express office in a country where I was traveling, and I would pick them up when I got there.
During my first visit to Italy, I learned a quick stop at a newsstand could satisfy my need to know the world's biggest news if I could just skim the headlines of any English-language newspaper they carried. When I saw this newspaper kiosk in Siena, nostalgic memories of those days came back.
Siena, Italy VIII
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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29 cm)
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