THE SOUL NEVER THINKS WITHOUT A PICTURE.
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Why do we travel?
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go,” Robert Louis Stevenson would tell you. “I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
For Jack Kerouac, it’s the pursuit of “the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
Because we, like Isabelle Eberhard, find we’re always “haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere”.
To see the moon on the other side of the world. (Mary Anne Radmacher)
To seek other states, other lives, other souls. (Anaïs Nin)
To wander the streets with no destination. (Charlotte Eriksson)
So that you can come back and see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. (Terry Pratchett)
Or, to paraphrase Pico Iyer, to lose ourselves, to find ourselves, to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world, to slow time down and fall in love once more.
Whatever your reason for travelling is, one thing is for sure: We live in a too-huge world with too many mysteries, secrets, beauty, surprises and stories waiting around the next corner to be discovered.
And discover we have on our own travels. But alas, how little we remember. Fragments of memories that fade day after busy day into a ghost of a sentiment, taste, scent or sound. The more we try to hold on to them in our minds, the more elusive they become. This is why, since time immemorial, people have been documenting their travels in journals, with words, with paintings and sketches, with scrapbooks full of mementos from each city, and with photographs.
This series of snapshots and travel notes is our little attempt at not forgetting the places where we have been, the feelings we felt, the strangers we met, the conversations we had and the new parts of us we found. Big picture or close-ups, we want to remember everything we see so we can see everything. Does that make sense?
In a way, this also makes us feel like we’re taking you with us on our journeys, and showing you the places we visit, the places that leave an indelible mark in our worlds, through our eyes.
If you have been to any of the cities and places you see here, too, we’d love for you to share your experiences and photos with us. Leave a comment below, on our Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, enjoy Aarhus (/ˈɔːˌhuːs/) — Denmark’s happiest city. 😃
AARHUS, DENMARK JULY 2016
Everything was bright, Colours ready to take flight But why did it feel like we were holding tight? No, it said, let go and tread light.
On my itinerary: ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Den Gamle By, Kjærs Kaffebar, La Cabra Coffee Roasters,
POEM + PHOTOGRAPHY // EVA RISHON HO