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Tuesday
Jan222013

Breaking Down the White Picket Fence

At the risk of insulting your intelligence, I must state for the record that I love to travel. I was infected with the bug several decades ago and I succomb to its every whim. I mercilessly attend to its every need; submerging myself in new cultures, finding the destinations whose locals had never heard of Disneyland. It is a part of my life that I wouldn’t trade for Hedy Lamarr in a plaid mini-skirt sitting on top barrel of Octomore.

The travel bug has limited my options in regards to a “normal” life. The social norms that come with a certain age are mutually exclusive when living with the nomadic infection. Sitting idly while watching other people’s adventures on television has never been an option.

With all of that being said, I am delighted to have come across a married couple that are also helpless to the travel bug. While many others are Tivoing the Travel Channel, Paul and Michelle Shappiro are roaming the streets of Paris and circling around The Colosseum in Rome.

Taking the traveling one step further, the two have put together a website that documents their adventures titled “Bringing Down the White Picket Fence.” They create the perfect duo as Mr. Shappiro covers taking the photographs while his better half logs their journeys through her elegant use of prose.


The three of us have not run into each other yet, but it is exciting to know that as long as I am pursuing the next foreign soil to stomp my feet, they might be right over the horizon.

And now for a brief taste of Mr. Shappiro’s work of lens...

 

Develop new social norms

The lens never sleeps

 

Paul and Michelle Shappiro | Tinton Falls, NJ

Believed to have eaten the legendary trunko during an elegant meal only to have found out it was an advanced form of virtual reality.

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