I felt stupidly pleased with the reds and blues contrasting and popping in the photo, taking what’s really a cookie-cutter Instagram photo. People have strong opinions about what’s popping up on their Instagram feeds these days. He prompted me to think about how no one in the history of civilisation has ever asked anyone to see their vacation photos. Travel photos at such a time are essentially different from, say, photos of you baking banana bread. Just like flight-shaming has gained momentum as part of an anti-air-travel environmental movement, the pandemic pushed travel overall into a moral sphere.