After a long, dark winter, Spring has arrived in Denmark. And we couldn't be more grateful. So, here are a few shots from around the neighborhood - a photographic celebration of this warming season and the (hopefully) even warmer summer to come.
The Church of the Sagrada Familia is a wonder to behold - simple as that. It is at the same time sacred architecture, modern art sculpture, act of worship, national symbol, expressionist experiment....and on and on the adjectives flow. All fitting. All falling short. Perhaps Antonio Gaudi's church is best described by the builder himself:
'The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.' Antonio Gaudi
Amen. Now go visit it for yourself.
Barcelona is a feast for the eyes, the imagination, and the taste buds. Here are some of our favorite finds from the capital of Catalonia. Special thanks to Marta Greber for all of her impeccable cafe / bar / restaurant suggestions.
How do you photograph a place like Antoni Gaudí s magical Park Güell? How do you capture the Dr. Seuss-like whimsy, the impossible intricacy - the romantic sense of place? Maybe you can't. Or, maybe by zooming in on the details of the place we can interpolate just a bit of the genius behind such a strange, magical creation. If only we could have had it to ourselves.
It all started with a sketch and a blank wall. Three weekends later...we had a new set of homemade shelves. The structure is supported by using a 'French cleat,' but we hope our new shelves embody a more Danish-leaning aesthetic.
'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.'
We continue on our journey of re-covering the Harry Potter series with book number six: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Although this was the first portrait created for the series, we felt it fit best as the cover of Phoenix - with the venerable Professor Dumbledore looking over his shoulder at the shadows of darkness growing in the distance.
To see the other Harry Potter re-covers, start here.
Come adventure with us! Our new Instagram handle is wayfarersall.
Even though the full spectrum of the 'house elf' Dobby's heroism doesn't materialize until later in the Harry Potter series, he now has a place of honor on the re-covered books version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.*
*Full disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by SPEW.
What do you do when you have a five hour layover at Charles de Gaulle Airport? Obviously, you throw caution to the wind and make a dead sprint into the 'City of Lights.' And in a blaze (or was it a blur) of glory you (1) visit the 'Pigeon Lady' of Notre Dame, (2) eat at the glorious Al Dar Lebanese Restaurant (so many Baklavas!), (3) get a little lost, (4) snack on macaroons, (5) outrun a rain storm, (6) fall asleep on a train, and (7) ride in an airport trolley.
Phewf, just made it!
Vienna just before Christmas was magical. Between the architecture, the fresh breads, the stalls of mulled wine spotted throughout the city, the come-and-go sunshine, and the bustling crowds - it was the perfect little holiday getaway. Below are some of favorite 'food finds' in the ever-surprising Austrian capital.
What can we say...we love Hagrid. And how can you not? Without question, he is one of Harry's most loyal friends and confidants. And so he gets a place of honor on the Re-covered Books version of Prisoner of Azkaban.
Coming soon: Re-Covered Books | Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire