The rise and fall of social media networks poses a challenge for content creators — you never know if a platform will be around tomorrow.
After Google recently announced that it is shuttering its social network called Google+ next summer, I have turned to Twitter in the hopes that it will survive in one form or another.
While Twitter may have shut down its own video-looping network called Vine in recent years, it retained Vine’s looping feature for videos posted to Twitter that are less than 6.5 seconds.
Here are a few travel video shorts from France, Montenegro, and Sri Lanka that I recently tweeted. Some are shorter than 6.5 seconds and will loop, while others are longer.
I hope that you find them inspirational!
The Arch of Triumph in Orange, France
This ornately engraved arch was built by the Romans somewhere around the year 10 CE. Built as a tribute to veterans of the Gallic Wars, the arch was used for target practice by medieval crossbowmen. The pockmarks are still visible.#Travel pic.twitter.com/rbpie0CGOd
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 5, 2018
The Bars of Aragon fly over Perpignan, France. Flittering in the breeze, this flag of Catalonia reveals the deep and complex history of the region. The city of Perpignan was the capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca in the 1200s. pic.twitter.com/t0jqleKVqH
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 25, 2018
The hilltop village of Minerve in France is nestled in the middle of wine country. It is famous for a ferocious siege in the early 1200s to dislodge the Cathars. Today, the only siege Minerve has to endure is the occasional bus of foreign tourists.#France #Travel pic.twitter.com/eNiiDlXGA6
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 18, 2018
Sunset in Sutomore, Montenegro
This stretch of the Adriatic Sea is lined with history. From Roman villas to Venetian fortresses, Montenegro’s coastline is full of fascinating sites. This video captures both the sea and the silhouette of a hill crowned with Ottoman ruins. pic.twitter.com/RMGTBk5LXX
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 13, 2018
Our Lady of the Rocks is located in the center of Montenegro's Bay of Kotor. As legend has it, this stunning little island was built by fishermen dropping rocks onto the site everyday on their way out to the Adriatic Sea. It dates back to 1452. pic.twitter.com/6nAXNqaSYr
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 20, 2018
Originally from East Asia, the wisteria flower has found a home within the ruins of the old town of Stari Bar in Montenegro. When it blooms in the springtime, the scent can carry for incredibly long distances. Something to look forward to! pic.twitter.com/CkC9hLODkR
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) October 15, 2018
The Galle Fort in Sri Lanka
Originally built by the Portuguese in the 1500s, it was developed even further by the Dutch in the 1600s. It was significantly damaged in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. However, today it is UNESCO-protected and is a thriving travel destination. pic.twitter.com/ORzE32qiWL
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) September 16, 2018
Currently thinking about Sri Lanka. Its currency, the rupee, just hit an all-time low. Exports may increase, including fish. Did you know that Sri Lanka is one of the largest exporters of fresh and chilled swordfish and tuna to the European Union? pic.twitter.com/p6tlcAEn7h
— Shawn P. Mitchell (@shawnpmitchell) September 6, 2018
Please let me know what you think in the comments!