No matter how normal a journey it was to the station, the moment I crossed the line, I was suddenly in a bygone era when travel was an elegant affair to dress up for.
Posts tagged ‘england’
Over the past year, I’ve been trying to slowly add to my list of UK destinations outside London. To travel around the country enough so that my perception of England isn’t just, well, England = London.
It was the perfect kind of night for a snowfall: me with nowhere to go, a warm flat to cozy up in, and a friend’s manuscript to read through–all while watching the world turn white.
No matter how grey the sky, no matter how packed the trains, sometimes London does something right. Even as the temperatures plummeted, this past weekend reminded me of why I fell in love with this city in the first place: London brings people together.
The past week or so has brought a surge of year-in-review posts from fellow travel bloggers. No matter how much these posts may resemble each other, they all matter simply because we’re telling our stories.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” –Dorothea Lange I’ll be honest with you…I’m a little jealous right now. As we speak, the second Travel Bloggers Unite conference is getting underway in Innsbruck, Austria, and from what I can tell from tweets and photos already pouring in, Innsbruck is, [...]
“Graffiti ultimately wins out over proper art because it becomes part of your city, it’ s a tool; “I’ll meet you in that pub, you know, the one opposite that wall with a picture of a monkey holding a chainsaw”. I mean, how much more useful can a painting be than that?” —Banksy Confession: I’ve [...]
“I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” –Nancie J. Carmody As the Royal Wedding drew to a close a week ago today, Will and Kate waving a final goodbye from the balcony of Buckingham Palace before turning inside, I thought that would [...]
“The world is like a mask dancing. If you want to see it well you do not stand in place.” –Chinua Achebe “Why would someone want to jump in after a mermaid?” The museum guide was tall and sported a top hat and black dinner coat, complete with tails and bow-tie. After a few [...]
“There is an old story entitled ‘Eyes no Eyes.’ Those who use their eyes obtain the most enjoyment and knowledge. Those who look but do not see go away no wiser than when they came.” –Frederick Horniman I’ve never been one for ‘flower photos.’ When I travelled to the Dominican Republic twice in high school, [...]