In all three photographs I am looking down on my subject. The top two are from 2000, the bottom from 2001. All three involved hiking or climbing, Paris, France, Salzburg, Austria, and Venice, Italy. Was I dealing in cliches at the time? All seem to be influenced by postcards in one way or another. Despite that, I still like them in that they give a sense of place. For many people, the top and bottom pictures literally scream Paris and Venice. Each of these photographs brings me back to a place and time, and I remember who I was with and why we were there. Would I take the same photographs again? Maybe not, but at least I got the chance to be in these remarkable cities.