Darren and I are flying off to Italy in 24 hours… In honor of the spirit of travel, I’ve curated a selection of my favorite images from the last time we were in Europe. Our whirlwind trip through Iceland and France was just that; an epic whirlwind. There were moments when we were moving so fast that I wasn’t able to fully appreciate what was in front of me and it made me realize my preferred style of travel…
…slowly and with intention.
Iceland was a dream that I wish I could push rewind on and just stand in that ‘this-isn’t-real-landscape’ again. It’s so cheesy to say I was pinching myself but I was because honestly, H O W is this landscape real?!?
In France, we visited Paris, Lyon, Cannes, Cassis, and Nice with a day trip to Monaco. No one part of France stole my heart more than Nice. When I look at my archives of film from our time in Nice, it’s clear to me that I was entranced because I shot less than one roll. I hardly took any photos because I was mesmerized. Although that roast chicken dinner in Lyon on a patio at night with twinkling lights wedged in the skinniest cobble stone street imaginable still makes me cry. Un conte de fées…. (a fairy tale…).
In Italy we’ll have one full week in Venice and a few days in Cinque Terre and a lot of people who have been to Venice before often tell me “Oh, you’re going to get so bored in Venice..” To which my response is, “That’s my hope.”
I want to slowly walk, to eat all the food and drink all the wine, to watch all the boats and the cycle of the canal, to not rush from site to site…I want to be a Venetian in disguise. I think my Italian roots will help with that. ; ) Please enjoy this collection of film and you can bet an Italy post will soon follow.