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November 10, 2009

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click on the links to see the full photos if you’d like: 1. !!, 2. Dear Mr. Ferry,, 3. Untitled, 4. bon voyage, friend!, 5. Untitled, 6. two great tastes, 7. bon voyage!, 8. good luck, 9. have a pint for me., 10. ., 11. Photo 99, 12. Safe travels, Brian!, 13. bon voyage brian!, 14. for my friend brian, 15. bon voyage!, 16. Hey Brian!, 17. hey brian, 18. pssst…., 19. Untitled, 20. Bon Voyage Brian!

(and some others that i could not upload into the mosaic above. i hope i didn’t miss anyone.)

and, two more.
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it is a hard thing to do, but you all have rendered me speechless. the photos above are part of a top-secret project organized by jen. unbeknownst to me, she asked flickr friends across the world to take a photo and upload it to send me on my way. as i checked flickr this morning, these amazing messages kept pouring in.

i’m so thankful, and very lucky, to have met such wonderful people online through a shared interest in photography. someday, i will find the words to describe how much i value this community and the people i’ve met across the world(in person or online). but for now, i will offer a very simple, very sincere, thank you.

see you in london!

45 Comments
  1. November 10, 2009 6:01 pm

    very cool, Bone VOyager
    Foster

  2. November 10, 2009 6:15 pm

    you’re going to rock London, Brian.
    big hugs, MAV

  3. November 10, 2009 6:25 pm

    oh brian! i had goosebumps this morning, as i watched these messages appear. can’t wait to see your london!

  4. November 10, 2009 6:27 pm

    I just recently found your blog, and must say that this is SO beautiful. what a tribute to you, and flickr: deep friendship inspired by photography. (it makes so much sense, when I think about how photography reveals the way we see the world)

  5. November 10, 2009 6:56 pm

    it is so great to see all of these together. flickr peeps are amazing! bon voyage. can’t wait to see your first pic of fish and chips.

  6. marthasnail permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:58 pm

    so nice to have them all in one place. what an amazing group of friends! can’t wait to see what your very first london shot. take good care.

  7. November 10, 2009 7:02 pm

    good luck brian! this was very sweet, i enjoyed seeing all the messages today as well. i know you’ll do great across the pond and i can’t wait to see europe through your lens. xo

  8. November 10, 2009 7:14 pm

    yay yay yay! i love flickr, i love secrets and i love friends. i’m so excited for this adventure of yours. big hugs brian, and i mean it, DON’T forget to write! :)

  9. November 10, 2009 7:22 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful idea. Travel safely.

  10. nina permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:36 pm

    wow. what lovely sentiments from lovely people! if it wasn’t for flickr, i would never have been so motivated to pick up a camera again, i would never have been so inspired by pretty much everyone from the above shots, and i would have never found you or your blog! for all those reasons, i love flickr too.

    best wishes on your journey. safe travels and can’t wait to see what you find inspiring in london. take care brian!

  11. November 10, 2009 7:49 pm

    Safe travels! It was so fun to see all the messages. Flickr peeps are the best!

  12. November 10, 2009 7:51 pm

    I saw some of these pop up in my flickr stream today. What a fun send-off! Safe travels and good luck Brian! I can’t wait to see what you capture on the other side of the pond!

  13. November 10, 2009 9:02 pm

    Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time spent in London! It’s going to be such a great adventure for you.

  14. November 10, 2009 9:05 pm

    A twenty-two photo salute! It’s just terrific. I hope you have a good, safe trip (and I can’t wait to hear all about London). Take care.

  15. November 10, 2009 9:18 pm

    i really can’t believe this is upon you already! boy does time fly. You’ll have many adventures across the pond i am sure. two words: clotted cream. you hear?… looking forward to seeing the borough market through your lens, brian. travel safe. be well!

  16. November 10, 2009 9:20 pm

    What a terrific group of friends you have. So creative and thoughtful.

  17. November 10, 2009 9:21 pm

    To be rendered speechless , or somewhere near to, is a wonderful feeling best embraced fully. Happy travels to you, Brian.

  18. November 10, 2009 10:00 pm

    moved to tears – too special for words
    tripped over you this morning and am now very excited to see what it is you see…
    good luck with your adventure

  19. Monique permalink
    November 10, 2009 10:32 pm

    this is sooo sweet!

  20. November 10, 2009 10:48 pm

    hooray!

    I am so excited to see London through your eyes, and to read about it with you, and to know what you think of its tastes and sounds. It’s going to be a great adventure. I just know it.

    See you soon, Mr. Ferry. Safest of travels.

  21. November 10, 2009 11:04 pm

    hope the landing is smooth!

  22. November 10, 2009 11:43 pm

    All the best my friend! Safe trip over there…

  23. November 11, 2009 1:37 am

    this is so wonderful! i wish i could have participated. good luck with it all.

  24. November 11, 2009 3:20 am

    great idea! see you in London then!:)

  25. November 11, 2009 3:33 am

    gothenburg is called “little london” and whenever you want – you can come over for beer and good food!

  26. November 11, 2009 5:23 am

    jen pulled off a great surprise, eh. see you in london indeed!

  27. Jean Prescott permalink
    November 11, 2009 8:31 am

    It takes a lot to make me cry, but the thought of your going gave me a lump in my throat. Visits here almost every day were quite comforting, and I’m not sure how not having that is going to make me feel. You do have lots of wonderful friends, but I think that’s because you make it easy. The very best of everything for your move, but know that you will be missed. Try to get back to posting really, really soon.

  28. November 11, 2009 8:52 am

    oh brian this is the best send off indeed! have a wonderful trip… and see you around soon again!

  29. November 11, 2009 9:11 am

    So great. Bon voyage to you!

  30. November 11, 2009 9:37 am

    Amazing! Happy trails.

  31. Misschacha permalink
    November 11, 2009 10:15 am

    Wow wow wow!!! This brought tears to my eyes. Best of luck to you and safe travels!!!

  32. Carrie permalink
    November 11, 2009 12:22 pm

    Wow – this is amazing. Good luck with the move! Thinking of you!! You will love it.

  33. November 11, 2009 12:27 pm

    I noticed them too! So fantastic. All the best to you. You are one inspiring young man. Carry on!

  34. November 11, 2009 12:55 pm

    NYC misses you already! This just made me cry – soo cool that Jen put this together – am just so impressed!!

  35. Adi permalink
    November 11, 2009 1:41 pm

    love the photos – what a lovely and sweet farewell !!! I hope you brought your mittens and thermals it’s been a tad fresh on this side of the pond ;) looking forward to seeing London through your lens. The British library is a great spot for insperation.

  36. November 11, 2009 2:07 pm

    It’s good to be loved! Awesome send off!

    Thanks for sharing.

  37. November 11, 2009 3:16 pm

    you are my favorite dude on flickr, it’s true.
    best of luck in london, you are going to have so much fun!
    hugs to you , brian.

  38. November 11, 2009 4:43 pm

    What a wonderful farewell! You’re one of my favorite online people, Brian. I wish you all the best in London, and I’m sure you’ll love it there :-) I look forward to your photos and new adventures!

  39. November 11, 2009 6:41 pm

    brian… that really was so cool. i saw so many of them pop up and each and everyone made me smile for you.
    all the best…. see you soon!

  40. November 12, 2009 3:20 am

    Brian ALL the BEST. Your’e gonna love it. I look so, so forward to the photos in the near future. Safe travels and post as soon as you get time. we are all looking forward to it.

  41. karin permalink
    November 12, 2009 10:36 am

    amazing. almost just cried in my office :( (might also have something to do with my hangover). seriously so excited for you!!

  42. November 12, 2009 12:57 pm

    so wonderful
    to see them all
    together…
    can’t wait to hear
    about your
    adventures
    in london!
    xo

  43. November 13, 2009 1:36 pm

    Great pictures! I envy you..!
    Good luck and keep it up!!!

  44. Melinda permalink
    November 17, 2009 6:29 am

    Brian , so good to see all the love. You inspired me to look through my lens too, so here’s some more love!

  45. November 17, 2009 7:15 am

    love it :-)!

    brian .. are you going to berlin, too?? (i saw that on one of the pictures) .. if you go, let me know, if you like drop by my café for having a coffee & breakfast :-)!!

    have a fun trip!!! XX

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