In June last year I went on a road trip through Northwest USA, into Canada and back down into the American Midwest, and it was one of my most favourite trips I’ve ever taken. America is such a vast, beautiful and rich country geographically – there’s so much to see and do and the landscape constantly changes meaning that every day is different from the last. Throughout the trip I kept thinking about that great Krakauer quote from Into The Wild, “the joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”. The trip started with a few days in Portland, Oregon which was just enough time for to absolutely fall in love with the city. I stayed in a beautiful Airbnb and ate as much vegan food as I could fit in my face – it was delightful! Driving up the West Coast from Portland through upper Oregon and Washington …
Outside of Notre Dame. I sat here reading and people watching for hours xo
I will upload some more of my European travel snaps at a later date, but for now I just wanted to share this moment I captured during the most gigantic and incredible thunderstorm I have ever seen over Kaş, Turkey. It was a truly spectacular thing to witness. Thank you Mother Nature you beautiful and frightening beast <3
Here are some of my favourite photos from my USA trip :) Seattle Pike Street Market Fremont, Seattle Fremont Street Markets Space Needle, Seattle View from top of the Needle EMP Museum This thing was three storeys high! Worn to be Wild, leather jacket exhibition The mirror man who scared me! The Gum Wall Sea Shepherd Gallery Seattle Public Library Bryant Park, New York City Grand Central Terminal View from The High Line New York Public Library View from my hotel rooftop terrace View of the city from the East River Ferry Greenpoint, Brooklyn Brooklyn Flea Markets Prospect Park, Brooklyn Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Museum This was the most incredible exhibition. These beautiful handmade sculptures by El Enatsui were all made in Nigeria out of recycled materials like cans, tins and old copper wire. They were gigantic and graceful. Brooklyn Bridge Central Park Top of Times Square Working on the roof terrace Museum of Natural History The top one is a koala! Mineral exhibition (aka heaven)
Here is a short collection of my favourite photos from what was a great weekend with great people.