Curiosity, openness, joy of exploration.
Sometimes just a comfort zone.
It’s comfortable to be a tourist. Everybody knows how to be a tourist: you have a map and a camera. Sometimes a guide. All the mistakes are allowed. Detachment is allowed. Questions are highly recommended.
Some are professional tourists. Always in a rush to the next hot spot. Fully prepared for all kinds of weather. Carrying a ticket to a next destination.
Some are just occasional ones only when visitors are around. A breath of fresh air. A chance to reconnect with the city.
With the photo group we made a “Touristy photo walk” through the first district of Vienna. It was lovely to take photos of tourists and see their joy. And write about it. Full set here.