A rustling in my chest, a longing for somewhere

Piano play at sunset - Streets of Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of one more day filled with adrenaline. Calming and doleful scene with piano sound in the background. (Nikola Smernic/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Piano play at sunset (Nikola Smernic/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

This photo. It gets me right in the gut. There’s something about it that just makes me feel all sorts of things. Longing, wanderlust, nostalgia… but more than anything, inspired to pursue a life less ordinary.

I came across it among the winning images of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest and have found myself gazing at it quite often over the past two days.

It’s called Piano play at sunset and the official caption that accompanies the image reads: “Streets of Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of one more day filled with adrenaline. Calming and doleful scene with piano sound in the background.”

I want to be there.

Check out more of the winning images on the National Geographic Traveler website. They will also be published in the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue of the magazine… so if you can get hold of it, do.

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