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Artist Depicts Adventures Of Several Blind Travelers

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 24, 2016

Artist Depicts Adventures Of Several Blind Travelers

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Travel is an intoxicating endeavor that floods the senses with amazing experiences we can’t get back at home. But what if you are without the sense of sight?

Website Travel Supermarket presents the work of artist Alby Letoy who asked various blind travelers to recount some of their travel exploits. This leads to wonderfully descriptive anecdotes joined with splendidly rendered artistic representations of the moments.

The smells and sensations are presented for all of us to enjoy.

For example Tommy Edison can be found over at and recounts what it was like to get splashed with a wave of new experiences the minute he departed the plane at Melbourne.

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The caption reads: “Stepping out of the airport in Melbourne Australia, I knew I was someplace different. The smells and sounds were completely unfamiliar to me, someone actually had to tell me that I was smelling eucalyptus and hearing tropical birds that are not native to the northeast of the United States.”

George Wurtzel had a far different but equally wondrous moment when galloping the expanse of North Carolina.

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His caption relays what it’s like to take in the aroma and spark of a ride through the country: “Riding a horse at a full run through the mountains of North Carolina, feeling the wind in your face, the power of a well-trained horse, smelling the mountain-laurel, hearing the pounding of your horses feet on the ground and having the thought that life cannot be any better than this.”

Some of us enjoy a day at the beach precisely for the fresh, crisp air that envelops the nose and brings us ever closer to the sea in front of us.

This is no different for those who have recounted their moments to Mind’s Eye Travel.

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That caption explains: “Rocking gently in a lobster boat on Penobscot Bay is sensory enchantment. The tang of the sea breeze, ospreys and gulls calling to each other overhead, the clatter and salt spray of a trap coming aboard and then the hard, smooth, living shell of a lobster as it squirms in my hands. This is the coast of Maine.”

The entire project does more than invite those with sight to enjoy the world through a blind traveler’s senses. It also sparks curiosity among us all.

Each art piece on the website sings a melody urging us all to savor every last bit of a new experience with such clarity that we can remember it with vivid color when we return home.

That’s the hope for just about any trip we all take.


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