May 28, 2010

flashback to foggy London town

We're going to the beeeeeeeeyatch next week & we're super pumped about it.

I love love LOVE to travel. I love flying. I love people watching in the airport. I love eavesdropping on people's conversations on the plane. I love buying trash mags & a cherry coke. I love seeing new places & eating local food. I love being immersed in a culture that is different from my own little bubble of a world. 

I believe that every time you leave the country, it changes your life for the better. 

Unless you are trafficking drugs.

We're not leaving the country but still, we're traveling.

I came across these pictures the other day from my trip to Europe.

This was an installation at the Tate Modern (not Taint Modern. I was confused for a minute) art museum by Dutch-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
It was overwhelmingly surreal & a little eerie.

Ceiling mirror image of Jon, Nick & I. 
(Miriam was probably off admiring her new fancy engagement ring that she acquired at the top of Le Arc de Triomphe. Or peeing.)

Here's a little bit about it:
"The Weather Project was installed at the London's Tate Modern in 2003 as part of the popular Unilever series. The installation filled the open space of the gallery's Turbine Hall. Eliasson used humidifiers to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water, as well as a semi-circular disc made up of hundreds of monochromatic lamps which radiated single frequency yellow light. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror, in which visitors could see themselves as tiny black shadows against a mass of orange light. Many visitors responded to this exhibition by lying on their backs and waving their hands and legs. The work reportedly attracted two million visitors, many of whom were repeat customers."
Here's someone else's video footage of it. 

& these are my thoughts on seeing Big Ben. I was making fun of Nick because people 
kept staring at his large red beard & wanting to take pictures with him.
Do yourself a favor. Get out of the country. Gain a new perspective on EVERYTHING.

3 comments:

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

I could say something prophetic about traveling and it's Awesomeness, but I can't get past the cuteness of your accent.

Miriam said...

wow. Do I really laugh like that? That trip was awesome on so many levels.
I love you and I hope one day to travel abroad with you again, and this time with our husbands (leaving children at home).

robin said...

@angie- You're only encouraging me to do more vlogging.

@miriam- your laugh is amazing & infectious. We'll always have Paris... xoxo

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