Paul Theroux went on epic journies through South, Mexico and places by Train. For brief times, he would travel with his daughter.

She once ask him what she should take back as souveniors. Theroux said, “Just take one thing back from each place. It will teach you to observe and learn more.”

I have not traveled to all the exotic places Theroux had. However, my journeys  with my camera take me to places unusual. I follow his advice and just take one thing from those places back with me. 

Usually, It is a piece of found art. A surveyors stake with engineering marks on it. A discarded peice of metal along in a rail yard. Memoriories all, to savor and remind. I love each one.

David Young

(Coupling Rail Ring Photo, Chester SC)