What is a geographical area? In my opinion, it is the understanding of the terrestrial space. We select the most interesting images ourselves, for the first time using stereotypes, then – consciously expand our consciousness.
Traveling expands space, emphasizes emotions, people learn to hear, to see differently. The story of the journey tells us how the world has changed, its ideas, how science, logic, literature, art, medicine have developed. The more a person travels, the less manipulated and stereotyped they are, the more their vision grows.
During the journey, the distance of observation changes, it becomes event. The main task of tourism is to properly and professionally organize the geographical development of space, its images, so that people do not lose their heads in a new environment. When the journey is successful and intense, a simple man in the street keeps a long memory of what are called “travel notes” which, in the twenty-first century, are also supported by video shoots and photographs. Mankind has many millennia, but it has not yet mastered the geocultural space enough, not even its close neighbors.
It is useful, at least once a year, to stop feeling at the center of the world and to move to other landscapes in order to get rid of the centrality. It is not surprising that creators – writers, poets, artists, musicians, philosophers – have tried to free themselves, to go somewhere, to dissolve, then to fill up, to return.
Travel, do not only a biography, but also a geobiography. In the desert, in the mountains, in the seas and oceans, in paintings and galleries!