Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2nd installment of the epic photo series

Hi friends, if you aren't caught up to date, I recommend you read this. And for the rest of y'all, let's mosey on towards the photos, shall we?

A sadhu in the Indian city of Haridwar. I ended up here just after Kumbh Mela in 2010, but there were still many Hindu holy men camping in the area after the unimaginably huge Hindu festival. I want that peace.

A stupa (or whatever the Thai name is...) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010. In Buddhism, these are central structures to be circumnavigated as you meditate - always clockwise, so you keep the right side of your body facing the godhouse. This was the first time in Thailand that I saw a stupa - or any religious building - not covered in glitter and gems, and it felt so much more impactful to me this way.

And on a related note, the shrink-wrapped Buddhas of Bangkok...

My sister and I grew up traveling back and forth from London every summer to visit family. Central to my childhood memories are these ice cream cones (these days, I barely like the stuff), with a stick of Flake in the top. Flake is a Cadbury choccie of flaky milk chocolate that crumbles and leaves a mess every time you bite into it - as children, the Sis and I adored these things. So when I saw a truck in Knightsbridge in 2010, I couldn't help but take a photograph for childhood's sake.

A snow-dusted path on my post-grad campus in southwest London. A terrible school experience, quite frankly, but a lovely campus. Snow kept me sane that year, as it reminded me of New England and the introspection that New Englanders thank the winter for.

Little flower bundles in Barcelona at Easter time. The COLORS.

A desert landscape found in La Pedrera, one of Gaudi's apartment buildings in Barcelona. My best friend was with me on this trip, and she loves architecture, so we spent a full day finding all the major Gaudis. But my favorite photo is this one, because the abstraction, for me, captures exactly what is so surprising and rejuvenating about his buildings. They are completely unexpected, often impractical, and beautiful as hell.

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