I recently renewed my passport, since my current one was set to expire later this year. (I go with the less-than-six-month rule.)
My passport photo makes me look like some mid-level Soviet functionary, and the damn shadow makes me look like I have a neck the size of Shrek. Alas.
I suppose passport photos are not intended to be glamour shots…..
At least I wore a bow tie.
My old passport contains reminders of many memories: three trips to China, one to Malaysia, several to Canada; several to Europe, with entry points in Italy, Germany, Denmark, England, France, Austria, and the Netherlands. US re-entries have included LA, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta, Chicago (of course), Detroit.
This page includes Malaysia entry and exit, Canada entry and exit and transit, London entry, Chicago entry, and a relic of the Cold War in the DDR stamp dated the day the Berlin Wall fell. This stamp is from Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.