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The inspiration I needed
on 28 June 2004
Many "coffee table" books have beautiful photos, engaging graphic design, and succinct prose. Fun to browse, a pleasant way to kill time. Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die goes beyond the genre. It stirs not only the visual sense, but also those of sound, smell, and touch, with images of everyday life at truly amazing places. It's not simply a collection of postcards or a photographic travel essay. The book is a call to action. I am fortunate to have been to several of the places featured in this gorgeous book. The reawakening of memories of those long-ago adventures gave the text credibility. And the photos of the many others I've not seen inspired action! I've got places to go, and time's ticking!
I envy the photographers the travels that brought them to these wonderful spots, and their vast talents that bring us there, too.