❝Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott

🎶🌺🏄🍌🎶 (at makin banana pancakes)

Jul 21st (+0)

pretty Parisian cricket-y staircase

Jul 21st (+0)

what happens when you see Jack Johnson at the Hammersmith Apollo with no air conditioning, a guy you really like and 4000 of your closest British friends? The time of your life! :)

Jul 21st (+0)

if you love gelato yell Heeeeyy!! If you love flowers yell heey heyyy! If you love gelato shaped like flowers yell hey hey heeeey!! (at Gelati d’Alberto)

Jul 19th (+0)

exploring nooks and crannies at the Louvre!

Jul 18th (+0)

C’est pour ma soeur. Je t’aime @lebfield1

Jul 17th (+0)

This is a picture of the most delicious pastry I have ever had in my entire life.

Jul 17th (+0)

we spy ruv rocks in Ypres

Jul 14th (+1)

if I had a house in Belgium, the numbers would blue and the tiles would be floral just like this🏡

Jul 13th (+0)

Lunching in Ypres while visiting WWI memorials, sites, and cemeteries. it’s hard to imagine that the beautiful place it is now was once destroyed by such tragic warfare.

Jul 13th (+0)

St. Dunstan in the East — a site which has suffered much damage throughout its history during events such as the Great Fire of London in 1666 and during the Blitz of WWII

Jul 10th (+0)

drinking tea and feeling fancy with @mbwolverton , @krichardsss and @elmcleod11 today ☕️ (at The Orangery at Kensington Palace)

Jul 09th (+0)

🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 (at Tour de France London)

Jul 07th (+0)

a few photos from Dr. Wiest’s tour on our second day here

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Jul 05th (+0)

It’s hard to believe I’ve already been here for over a week.  I have already seen so many beautiful and interesting places.  

Tonight I got to see a Matisse Cut-Out show at the Tate Modern which I have been looking so forward to ever since I found out it was going to be in London while I am here.  It was breathtaking and exciting.  I could hardly believe my eyes and as I am sitting here typing this I feel like I am dreaming.  What a wonderful feeling.

As I was going through the show I came to a room with many pages of Matisse’s writings.  I couldn’t read the pages however because they were of course written in French …I took French in high school but give me a break that was four years ago.  Anyway, I was walking near an older man and his son (I’m guessing he was maybe 35ish) going through the gallery reading the writings.  I could tell they were definitely from France so I took a chance and asked them in English if they could tell me what one of the pages said. The older man replied, “Well, we know what it is saying but we are trying to figure out what it means!”  Then he went on and read a few more lines out loud to me.  The younger man translated, “Two leaves from a fig tree look very different yet they both scream FIG TREE!!” They walked away laughing, and I laughed too, and I couldn’t help but think that I wasn’t all that different from those two men.  We’re just three people from different places running around a Matisse show screaming SACRE BLEU!

Maybe I’m an emotional cheese ball, but whatever, cheese is my favorite food anyway.

Jul 05th (+1)