I Traveled Around Europe And Took Lots Of Selfies With People Making Out In The Background

When I studied abroad in Prague from February to June 2015, I spent a lot of time exploring parks and green spaces.

I also quickly noticed I was one of the only people walking along without some sort of dog or lover companion.

For people who don’t often make eye contact with strangers, Czech people have off-the-charts PDA.

I thought this was stunning and hilarious so I decided to take advantage of it through a photo series. Most of the photos are from Prague in the daytime, and I expanded as I traveled to other cities across Europe.

When I saw people locking lips on the street, I would snap quick selfies. I challenged myself to make sure the people in the picture didn’t know I was taking it, which was never really much of a challenge at all:

Prague:

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I found these two making out on the sidewalk as I was on my way to meet friends in downtown Prague.

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Objects are closer than they appear.

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Just about all of these were more than quick pecks – I had to have the time to notice the pair kissing, find my phone, position it and snap the picture all while they were still smooching.

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I felt like pictures in bars were kind of cheap shots, but this happened at my table so I made an exception.

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Not my best work. The three of us were the only ones in sight, and I was happy to keep my distance.

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This one was an accomplishment. Partly because I ran four miles before I took this picture, partly because it was my only horizontal find.

Madrid

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In this one, it almost looks like one person sitting on a Madrid park bench. It looked that way in person too

Italy

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These two were feeling the heat on a balmy June afternoon in Italy. Really, what better way to pass the time between train strikes?

Poland

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Krakow, Poland, is surrounded by an outstanding green belt. These two took full advantage of it.

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Eliza Sheffield is a senior studying public relations and music at The University of Alabama

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