October 22, 2011

What a wonderful world



Today, exactly two years ago, I spent a lovely day at the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand (oh, I really, really miss New Zealand!). I went on a kayak trip with four of my travels buddies and a funny guide and then we paddled along the coast until we came to this beach at Te Pukatea Bay. Our guide took us for a walk up to a viewpoint by a narrow track filled with pricking things from the trees, quite painful when you're bare-footed. Hobbit feet (or maybe just shoes) would have been nice. But we all managed to get down to the soft sand again. While the others took a sun bath I went for a little walk on the beach. I don't know why, but that walk was just amazing. I loved to travel with my travel buddies, but I guess I just needed a break from other people. While I walked down the beach with my camera I just felt truly happy and free. Ok, I know it might sound sentimental, but that afternoon was pure happiness. Just being grateful for everything. For being able to walk around on the other side of the planet, in one of the most beautiful countries, I've ever visited, and do whatever I wanted. One song was in my head during that walk and it was, of course, What a Wonderful World.

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World




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October 14, 2011

Orange Coloured Sky

Colorful Sunrise

This morning the sky was incredibly beautiful when I rode my bike through the morning traffic. The sun was shining, a few raindrops fell from the orange and pinkish sky and suddenly I saw a full double rainbow when I waited for the traffic lights to turn green. The perfect start of a perfect day (but what a pity I didn't have my camera with me).

Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky


I couldn't resist posting this song, a more suitable title is hard to find. Hope your day has been just as good as mine, and have a nice weekend!

[Photo by Gregg Anderson]

October 12, 2011

Postcards from Italy VI - Venice again





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The shop in the last photo was all covered up in masks of any kind. There were seriously masks everywhere. It was a very nice and cosy place, but also a wee bit scary. I bought a little mask, I'll show it when I've found a place for it. Right now it's still wrapped up in bubble pack.

October 9, 2011

Postcards from Italy VI - Venice Verticals

I haven't forgot about my blog, I just don't have much spare time these days. Anyway, today I had time to post a few more photos from Italy. Hopefully, it won't take weeks before the next part is ready.



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Venice is such a charming and beautiful city. The colours are amazing, except the scaffold they'd covered "Il cielo dei sospiri" in. Next time I go to Venice (nothing planned, I just hope to go back there someday) I want to stay at a hotel in the centre, so it will be easier to walk around the city when it's dark.