Photography: Head in the clouds

photography/fotografia, trips

How many pictures have you seen from Paris? Lots, right? Well, so do I, but I think photographer Kaitlin Rebesco has achieved something interesting: to show us the city from a complete different angle. Yes it is: the sky. As if we were birds, Rebesco shows a different angle of vision, where the clouds and the sky seem much more important than the famous monuments, and this is refreshing and different from what we have seen until now. I also love the minimalistic serie of pictures she made from Barcelona.

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Architecture: Urbanauts hotel in Vienna

design, trips

Vienna is a city that is day after day considered as one of the best cities to visit, and to live! It was considered before a classy city, with nothing else to offer besides fancy Sissi palaces. However, it has way too many things to miss it if you are around Europe. And, if you are willing to visit the city, a good idea on where to stay is Urbanauts, hotel rooms that are build in ground floor city shops that became vacancy. Each space consists on a loft in the ground floor, creating a horizontal hotel.

Would you like to know why is so special? Click continue reading:

Picture of the day: Let the East Side Gallery live!

buildings, trips

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Have you heard? An urbanistic plan is considering to take down part of the East Side Gallery, one of the main touristic attractions in Berlin and, let me say, one of the prettiest. It’s actually a part of the Berlin wall that has been transformed into a giantic piece of street art that is worth a couple of visits if you’re in town.

If you want to know more about it, read this article I recently wrote talking about this topic. Regarding the picture, I took it a couple of years ago, can’t wait to go back to Berlin !

Places to go in 2013

trips

Last year it was sort of an awesome year, as I mainly got to travel to the other side of the world and live amazing things. I am afraid this year won’t be that much adventurous, but I still hope to travel a bit around our old yet interesting continent (if the economy allows me too of course!). This year I would like to discover the Scandinavian countries, specially Sweden, a country that has always inspired me (don’t ask me why, maybe it’s because they have so many black novel writers!). And I would like to travel to Turkey and discover its fascinating culture. For the rest, I am hoping to visit again some European capitals and pay a visit to good friends who are spread across the continent : )

Reading an article in The Guardian about places to go in 2013,  it just gave me wanderlust enough to create my own 10 places I wish I could go list. I will keep you updated if I either achieve it or not, and of course will show you pictures from everywhere : )

Click on “continue reading” to find out!

Friday means fun: travel quotes

friday means fun, ilustration, photography, trips

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Those quotes are meant to be inspiring, and they are indeed! Have a great weekend with them and also with this 5 interesting links:

This is a cute invitation for either a party or an event

Fun pictures of animals going back to school

– I love the reader’s survival kit that features every now and then French magazine Desillusion

– This is very fun: 10 Smart, Skinny Buildings Squeezed into Teeny Tiny Spaces

– A nice song from a movie I saw the other day

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Photgraphy+Typography+Europe= always a good call

design, photography, trips

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Gokhun Guneyhan is a turkish designer who likes to travel around Europe making pictures. Yeah, I know there’s no big deal, we all do that, right? But what we don’t do is to go home, download the pictures and try to find a typography that perfectly matches the feel the city has (let’s face we’d be lucky if we get to name every folder with the name of the city the pictures where taken!). That’s probably what makes him different. And I guess also because the results are quite remarcable. I’ve been in most of the cities he’s displaying and I’ve felt somehow the same exact things his tipography shows:

 

 

Canned air: a different souvenir

design, trips

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While travelling people tend to ask you to bring them back a gift. This is essentially what we call souvenirs and, as a matter of fact, they are usually ugly, old-fashioned and not interesting at all. Canned air is also a dumb souvenir (air from New York City? Hello, polution in a can?), but at least the design is nice and they have gone a bit further on thinking about an original gift. Apparently each can has air from the most iconic landmarks of each city.

Would you buy it?

 

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Travel: The Heidelberg project

art, design, trips

In Detroit they have been doing for years an outdoor community art environment project called “The Heidelberg Project“. I am not sure why this project got the name of a famous german city, but the truth is that this project has been creating pieces of art since 1986. They use recycled materials and found objects from the streets of the city.

The aim of the project is to tell a different story with each piece, foucsing on current issues of the Detroit’s society. It wants the observer to think if it’s either art or garbage, playing with the sensible line that is usually between them.


Either way I find it a very interesting project, not only to conscienciate about recycling, but also as a “must-do” thing while visiting this city, which I am sure is not on most bucket’s list…

The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

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More on the Heidelberg Project website.