The Measure of Time
A Travel Journal
by Robert A. Parker
About the Book
Bob Parker explores the variety of cultures and mores that he has found during 30 years of travels. Rather than detailing his various activities on a given day, the author focuses instead on the one event that has enriched the experience of that particular day.
Parker's travels extend here over almost 30 years, reflecting his encounters with people from Nantucket to Norway, from Mexico to Ireland, as well as in Caracas, the home of his wife Margot. The early journeys are with his wife and their three children, but beginning with a visit to Greece and its islands, the remaining trips are by him and his wife alone.
Here are impressions of people like artists, writers, and musicians, as well as of the natural and architectural wonders of the world from Venezuela to Venice. Here, too, is a travel writer who captures the emotions of experiencing new lands and the histories that give them meaning.
Robert A. Parker has been an active writer and photographer for more than 40 years. He has won national awards as a director of publications for corporate magazines, and his free-lance writing has appeared in The New York Times and major consumer magazines. He has also exhibited award-winning photos in the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, plus at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, and the Arts Guild of Rahway. Margot has earned many awards. She has received a major “Award of Merit” from the New Jersey Photography Forum, plus awards from art associations of Rutherford and Clifton. She has also exhibited her photography and art in group exhibits at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, the Segal Gallery, Montclair State, and other venues.