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Animated Traffic: My 10 Favorite Travel Photo Animations

Post from July 25, 2014 (↻ April 19, 2019), filed under and .

The story of my 18 months of travel around the world, though not including this article, is available as a big but humble e-book: Journey of J.

Last December I launched Animated Traffic. Animated Traffic is an experiment in which I play with photo animations that feed off my eternal journey, of which I’ll share the results.

The material, as of this moment, made for 302 posts covering 4 continents and 19 countries (and 1 safari). 431 posts if I include the queue. Coming up with a list of favorites, like I present here, ended up being a bit of work (during the first round, I picked 40)! But I drilled them down to 10. Including 2 exclusive ones, to be featured officially only in a few weeks. And so here is my personal Top 10, in chronological order.

La Paz, Bolivia, on December 15, 2013

Animated Traffic in La Paz.

La Serena, Chile, on December 29, 2013

Animated Traffic in La Serena.

Santiago, Chile, on January 3, 2014

Animated Traffic in Santiago.

São Paulo, Brazil, on February 10, 2014

Animated Traffic in São Paulo.

Athens, Greece, on March 5, 2014

Animated Traffic in Athens.

Wadi Rum, Jordan, on March 24, 2014

Animated Traffic in Wadi Rum.

Masai Mara, Kenya, on April 12, 2014

Animated Traffic in Masai Mara.

Coffee Bay, South Africa, on May 11, 2014

Animated Traffic in Coffee Bay.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on June 4, 2014

Animated Traffic in Dubai.

Istanbul, Turkey, on June 23, 2014

Animated Traffic in Istanbul.

❧ What’s next? There are 129 animations in line right now as I’m 8 weeks behind with reviewing, editing, and posting. I’m also still traveling. I decided that I’ll run Animated Traffic at least until the end of my trip, and so there will be posts coming in for several more months.

Maybe I’ll post another Top 10 post then—but if you like this work or got curious, why not follow Animated Traffic on Tumblr (the feed’s convenient and works better than Tumblr’s stream)? Cheers!

About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead—currently manager for Developer Experience at LivePerson—and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

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