Tanzania Safari Photos
When I was 6, we had a subscription to National Geographic. There are three things I haven’t forgotten about that yellow magazine:
1. Its mass. Holding a single issue, sharp edges and crisp corners framed the glossy cover image . It was heavy. The pages were thick and shiny.
2. The way the pages would stick together. And the sound they made when you peeled them apart. Static electricity? Mysterious chemical by-product of the printing press? I’m still not sure.
3. The way the paper smelled. In essence it was sort of a cross between that new car smell and a cologne-cloud I once walked through on an airplane. I Googled this: “Why did National Geographic Magazine smell funny when I was a kid?” Top search results included:
- ‘Do I smell funny? (Slate Magazine article)’
- ‘My weed smells funny’ (420 Magazine)
- ‘Whose farts smell worse – carnivores or herbivores?(Vice Magazine)’
Our library of National Geographic magazines occupied several shelves of the bookcase in the living room. Climbing onto a chair to get closer, I would tilt my head to the right, scanning the table of contents printed vertically on the binding of each issue. I never came down from the bookcase with just one.
This is the second installment in a collection of images from Tanzania. Inspiration that began at an early age. I hope you enjoy them!
If you enjoyed these photos, be sure to check out the other posts from our trip to Tanzania!