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21 Jun 2011

day-trippin'

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
Frank Lloyd Wright


We had our weekend on Friday because the Mr had work on Saturday. Actually, as we live a non 9-5 life we don't have proper weekends, but it's difficult to not think in 'weekends' as that's when others are readier to socialise, businesses are closed, or areas open, bloggers are away.... so where was I? Oh yes, we went to Bosnia for the day, as you do.


A small town called Trebinje that has a large beautifully green park. Trees lining most streets, and a relaxed easy style adorned by both the buildings and the people. The brand new sits awkwardly beside the worn and abandoned.


Fine, take a photo of me...

Hugged by mountain ranges it gets quite warm. We ate an unassuming lunch, had ice-cream, strolled and strolled, stopped for coffee and tea, strolled some more.


A new funky ring (bargain at 2€!). That big one, yes.


Found an art store!! This is huge my friends. The best they have where we live are a few paints and bits in tiny stationary shops. Brought home a couple of canvases.



Happy Solstice. May it bring balance into your life.

33 comments:

  1. wonderful post! love the ring! (yes the big one!) take a look at my post about your giveaway! love from Norway : )

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  2. Gorgeous photos and loved the snapshot of you :). Summer is most definitely here :). Happy Solstice to you!

    Posted the giveaway today, I'll put the link on yesterday's post...

    xx oo

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  3. It sounds and looks like it was a wonderful day. What a beautiful picture of you. And I say take weekends whenever they come!

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  4. looks and sounds like a lovely "weekend"!

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  5. Trebinje looks so beautiful, and so do you!! What a lovely way to spend the day.

    Goodness, your ring! Lucky, lucky girl. So happy for you on the art store find. :)

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  6. oooo what a gorgeous weekend for you!

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  7. it's nice to see a pic of 'yourself' - gorgeous- you and the ring two euros - bargin. what a stunning place you visited - i love the first pic - the little bits of scrap wood on the bottom of the door.

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  8. you are so beautiful! so was your get away!

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  9. Beautiful shots, all of them :-) Sounds like you had a great weekend. Have a good week xo

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  10. Sounds like a perfect weekend for me! Great pics (and I love that ring)!


    Camila Faria

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  11. How lovely! Love the pictures, especially the last one, it's beautiful! :)Ada

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  12. Great saying!! Especially when I am married to an architect!

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  13. Congratulations on finding all of those treasures! And I love the picture of you. Wishing you a beautiful solstice! I am going to a "Goddess Yoga Retreat" today. I know it is an event you would just love. xo Samantha

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  14. Happy solstice to you, too! I don't think I've seen a pic of you before, you are really beautiful :) I was just looking at my big ring collection (I call them door knocker rings) and decided that I need some more of them. Your score is a very lovely one!

    Take Care,
    Clare

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  15. welcome classiq.

    that sounds great Samantha, look forward to your blog about your experience there.

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  16. A slice of Belle Epoch served up for dessert.
    Cheers!

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  17. What a fantastic day! Cheers to ice cream and strolls and fun new jewelry!

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  18. I like your new ring!:)
    Besos
    Poema Bat Soilik

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  19. Seems like you were in the neighborhood:)

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  20. Beautiful pictures of a wonderful day in your life.
    I wish I could see more pictures of you on your blog. You are beautiful!
    Happy Solstice to you as well.

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  21. do we go to Bosnia for the day? i never knew.

    beautiful shot of the building. i wonder if it is true, what frank wright said, or wishful. with this photograph i tend to believe him. it feels like a woman's sweater, her turning to lock the door, a man's cane, his walk.

    xo
    erin

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  22. i find you inspiring. here is where i went, not to Bosnia, but perhaps close by.

    the common pelargonium

    i see it in their stoop, the way the doorway is cut,
    the way the numbers are relaxing low on their nails.
    it feels like a woman's sweater, her turning to lock the door,
    a man's cane, his walk.
    they are not who you think they are.
    inside there are all sorts of colours on their walls.
    there are things on the floor against the wall that are forgotten.
    there are tears in the wallpaper where you might think perfection.
    it's like that on their bodies too, soft spots, bruises,
    skin lesions that never heal.
    the way he cries himself to sleep at night.
    the way her elbow is scaly.
    their love is always present
    but it's like the chair there beside the door,
    it might be broken.
    there are geraniums with heavy heads,
    bits missing, new ones forming,
    perfectly imperfect life,
    just like your own.

    xo
    erin

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  23. The awning in the last picture is really beautiful.

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  24. mmmmm...gorgeous photos. (nice to see you in one!)

    LURVE that ring...

    just fab, really.

    xo

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  25. Lovely photos and sounds like a completely gorgeous weekend...hmmm, my weekend get-a-ways are to places like Portland or Vantage...somehow, Bosnia sounds so more exotic! xoxoxo brynn

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  26. oh erin, and 'perfectly imperfect' too, you kill me.

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  27. I love that first photo of the old building and that snapshot of you!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the canvases...
    Ronnie xo

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  28. I'm jealous of your trip to bosnia, that was one of the best vacations that i've ever had!!! I got a fabulous painting in mostar - of the bridge :)

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  29. fabulous post! Happy Solstice to you too! Love the images and the sense of atmosphere. The ring is wonderful!

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  30. Just beautiful. It sounds like a wonderful time.

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  31. I can't believe I let the Solstice go by without even being aware. Grrrrr.

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