Drawing While Traveling

I remember reading somewhere (I think Aldous Huxley?) that photography ruined travel because people snap a photo and move on without thoroughly observing the scenery, so after a time the lasting photo becomes as foreign as a stranger’s picture. To actually retain the scene in your memory, he recommends drawing your surroundings. Even if it’s a poorly-drawn, discarded sketch, you’ll remember the day much better!

I’ve been following this advice for almost ten years. Here is an observation from last week’s trip to Montauk, NY.