My favorite book when I was a little girl was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But actually, I now discover, it is the second half of it, Through the Looking Glass, which contains all my favorite bits. The biggest adventure of all! To be in the usual world, but with that world turned inside out, upside down, backwards to forwards — that is to be in a truly FOREIGN world.
As it is with the written word, so it is with the image. Some of my favorite photos are reflections. Through the surface of the known — the window, the mirror, in this case the surface of a lake — there stirs something familiar and mysterious all at once:
Regular visitors here will not be surprised to learn that the lake is in my beloved Look Park. Now I move only a few feet to the right, and like magic, yet a different scene is revealed:
Another few feet, and here is a whole grove:
And finally, here we are, at the juncture of two worlds, the everyday and the foreign:
No need to travel to be transported to exotic foreign lands!