Sunday, June 27, 2010

Erin Andrea Barcelona parte uno

The internet connection here is really slow!! These are the first photographs of journey. We began Thursday the 24th in L.A and arrived sometime around 6 p.m the next day in Barcelona. The trip had a wonderful start. We were the last ones to get on the plane and boarding behind us was Orlando Bloom. He was beautiful! I heard his voice and then there he was walking with flowing hair down the tarmack. Then, our seats were prime. They were in the first row so we had enough leg room to do yoga with noone sitting on either side of us. We watched love movies and cried almost the entire way to London, and there We had a rough lay over in London, where Andrea fell in love with a pair of boots. After arriving in Barcelona and navigating our way through the bus system and hauling our massive back packs ten blocks and up five flights of marble stair in our hostel... we found what would be home for one week. I sleep on the top bunk and Andrea on the bottom bunk :)Isabelle and Mark have been our amazing tour guides, and wonderful friends throughout our stay here. I have a slew of lovely photographs from Isabelles gathering in her remarkable home which I will share later when I have the time to give them the tribute they deserve. In a short and brief note we saw some Gaudi, we went through a labrinth, had some mojitos and gelato, and then some... more photo from inbetween these moments to come :) short and sweet. love!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bon Voyage

This will be Andrea and I very soon...
I am taking a moment in the middle of this mayhem to recognize what is truly happening here. I cannot believe how much cute clothing fit in my backpack after the thirty rolls of film and the two cameras I am bringing. I have said goodbye to my parents and my sisters and several of my friends. Farewell once again... Andrea and I leave in just a few hours for Barcelona and I haven't the slightest idea of what to expect. I am of course a little nervous, kinda like the first day of school. I have my i pod fully loaded with every Doomtree album I own to get me through this plane flight. I have faith hidden behind my ears and good wishes around my wrists. Do not worry everyone, I will be fine, and I will come home. I may come home a slightly different person, but I will come nonetheless. This feels like the reward of a long journey that started when I packed up my truck and moved out to California. If I could do that, then I can definitely do this. So with a great big smile and a thank you to everyone that has inspired and supported me on this journey, I bid you farewell....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blackbird, Fly Minneapolis Eyes

These photos do not look nearly as cool as they should. Apparently to get the Blackbird, Fly film developed the way I want it, which includes the sprocket holes on the 35mm negatives, one must pay their entire months wages. It costs almost as much as adopting a child. I intend to scan the negatives myself for the true image I recorded but for now these will do. I was worried they would get lost under the landslide of photographs I will take in Europe and so here they are :)