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wanderer

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How you find a place to call home?

You know, the place where you descend a plane or drive around the corner on the street and think, ah, this is it: this is home. 

For me, right now, it’s Los Angeles.

But lately… I’ve been thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could survive thrive in New York. Or Barcelona. Or… pretty much anywhere in Italy. I don’t want my work to be confined to any one place. Maybe my home can’t be confined to one place either.

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I want to wake up in a loft apartment on the twelfth story and see the beauteous grunge of skyscrapers. I want to open the door and find myself among the delicately faded buildings of old European cities. I want to perfect the art of walking on the cobblestoned road. I want to be a quick drive away from the ocean. I want to feel the dry heat of the hot, hot desert in the summer.

It feels like I want everything and nothing all at once. Everything, because I’m making the impossible demand that there is a perfect locale where I can experience all of these things simultaneously. Nothing, because when it comes down to it… all I want is to surround myself with beautiful things. And these things: cities, old textures, cobblestones, modernity, and bountiful, bountiful, sunshine are elements I find beautiful.

No matter where I am, I want to look out beyond expansive, glass windows so that I can see the sun. I want to live where the sun shines.

There’s a deep part of me that wishes to call each of those places “home.” And maybe someday, I’ll be able to.

time capsule

I got some scans back last week from some rolls of film over a year old! I posted a few sneak peaks here & here & here, but it’s time for the real thing! Here we go…

Spain, Fall 2011.

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The chair at my homestay desk.

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I really like this blurry one of the flowers. Look at those tones! #sun.

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Paris, France. Fall 2011.

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The view from Sacre Coeur.

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Le seine.

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Rome, Italy. Fall 2011.

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The Coliseum!!
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The ruins at the Roman Forum.

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The Vatican.

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Los Angeles, CA.

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Washington, DC. Fall 2012.

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Spring 2013.

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I picked up some scans from my film developer today and was so excited at the treasures I found!! Many of these photos are from my travels abroad, and looking at the images from those rolls of film was almost like looking into a time capsule! I can’t wait to share the rest of the images with you, but for now here’s a sneak peek! This one’s of the Coliseum in Rome. Oh, that sunlight–isn’t she just gorgeous?

inspired monday: for the wanderer in all of us…

I found this image on pinterest and immediately pinned it to my board of quotes I like to keep handy. Sometimes I wonder what life is like in different places around the world. There’s so much beauty surrounding us that we’ve yet to even conceive of. I’ve been blessed to visit Rome and let me tell you, Italy has been calling me back ever since.

Where are some of your favorite places to travel?

Happy Monday!!

love&love,

Paulina