Lizard

Lizard

Lizard, like a picture of Southeast Asia. Maybe Italy. Green and blue and black sand. Soft grey light. Not England, in England. Flowers, everywhere. Purple, yellow, white. Butterflies, cows, the most violent foam waves crashing into the cliffs. It’s all wild and wonderful. Beautiful.  Free. ___ Day 2, Cornwall Trip A day exploring the The Lizard [...]

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount

Cornwall is mint, seafoam, green, wild, dunes, disconnected. Soft colors and a soft breeze. Caribbean blue and hydrangeas bigger than my head. Not the Mediterranean, nor South East Asia. It’s England, this sandy other world, and what I will always remember most about it is how far away it made me feel, way out on [...]

Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Saint-Martin-de-Ré, bright, hot sun. Warm whites, pastel shutters. Solitary hollyhocks. Salty, sweaty, slow. Oyster shells in crates and bins. Boats sitting on the sand, stuck in the harbor, and fishermen selling the fresh catch. Wild, raw. Real. My birthday trip to the French coast, but this time, instead of the south, to the west - [...]

Paris

Paris

  Paris; silent streets at dusk, slowly falling rain. Grey slanted rooftops, balconies and chimneys winding, reaching, stretching into the air. White, grey, beige. Tiny stairwells, tiny rooms, tiny windows. So much in such small spaces, a perfect implosion.  It all sparkles, just like they say. Musical, the chatter in French of the walkers, of [...]

Kotor

Kotor

  A return to Kotor. Glorious, to find it intact, just as I had remembered it. To see the light reflect on the bay water again and know for certain I had never imagined it; it is real. And now, I have other people with me to bear witness to this magic and to see [...]

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

  White, walled city. Orange roofs, overflows of people. Cobblestone streets and cruise ship crowds. No space. No room to wander. Too many people, until the rain drives most away. Empty, silent, grand. A glimpse of what it once was.  To be honest, the crowds in Dubrovnik were a bit overwhelming, especially when compared to [...]