Once upon a time when people came back from vacations, they’d invite friends and neighbors over to view a slide show of their travels. This could be interesting, but also very tedious – particularly if there was a large quantity of slides.
On the other hand, it could be fun to see some slides. The hard part is deciding how many slides is too many, and how quickly and much detail to provide for the narratives.
The web has provided a tool to deal with this. With a web-based slideshow, friends and neighbors can go through slides at their own pace, and skip through them if the quantity of slides exceeds their interest level. The social element of the slide-viewing party is missing, but the slides themselves are easily sharable.
So I’ve been on a trip to Reykjavik and took some pictures. Here are the slides… click in the “i” in the circle to toggle the captions on and off.