Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, which has a very different color gamut than digital, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are hundreds of times bigger. Learn more about our original film photographs.
If you like this pictorial, you’ll enjoy a story by Cheryl. A Traveler Honors Her Soul.
I’ve found that many times I go through my day without absorbing the people around me — you know, the cashier at the register, the man next to me on the bus, the woman in the elevator, etc. I also realize that if I take just a minute to acknowledge my environment, there are some truly funny, quirky, interesting and amazing people out there. This pictorial is a small snapshot of some of the people I’ve encountered. I hope to inspire you to think about who you encounter in your day-to-day meanderings.