Of course, aesthetically, what Vachel is saying is reprehensible. But I must admit, especially when traveling, that sometimes I despair bothering to take many pictures of popular places, as the postcards are often so much better.
Of course, the I can BE in the picture, and it is a picture I took, proving I was there. Perhaps that is why I would put a photo but not a postacard in my photo album.
The funny thing with a strip like this, is I find myself falling on both sides. I fall into the adult “fuddy duddy” side of enjoying the peaceful side of nature, and I fall into the forever young and silly side of playfullness.