With the navigation finally in english and the top down we weaved through the Berlin's morning traffic en route to Dessau. Leaving the buzzing city behind us we opted to take the winding, tree-lined route to our final destination. Arriving in Dessau we headed straight to the Bauhaus, making that bucket list even shorter.
Berlin enticed and intrigued at every opportunity. From contemporary monuments to grand notions of a dark past, every vignette highlighted a beautiful city of contrast.
As the anticipation of the long-sheehan wedding built we explored beautiful Ireland. Traveling around the lusciously green country we darted across the land in our small, gutless hire car and absorbed the Irish beauty. Heading from Dublin to Galway and down to the Cliffs of Moher before celebrating in Dundalk and returning to explore the capital.
If an early start, 4 hours on a bus and 30 mins in a car weren’t enough to break our spirits, the Dismaland crew certainly were. The team of sour-faced staff at Banksy’s curated art project in Weston-super-Mare were the perfect aggravating accompaniment to some fantastic pieces.
We entered the buzzing market place and were immediately transfixed by the 100,000 balloons that weaved their way through the South Hall of the Covent Garden. The brilliant work of Charles Pétillon, 'Heartbeat' is the first ever public piece by the french artist.
As warm beams of sun lit a city I had only explored in the sleepy greys of winter I found yet another reason to love London.
Simon Butterworth's stunning aerial shots of these blue salt fields in Australia are my favourite hue the only mid-week blues I need.
Photographer Greg White has directed a great little short film looking inside Europe's largest blood factory. Eerie and stunning the short was produced by Primary Colours and with Music and Sound Design by Golden Hum.
Charles-Henry Bédué’s alternative reportage of international fashion has me transfixed. His beautiful, pertinent crops capture the moment, a textural delight for the senses as the week draws to a close.
Can Dagarslani's images often make for a coveted moment of viewing and his latest work is no different. Teaming up with illustrator Elif Deneç for ADER clothing the Inside Out shoot memorises with Wes Aderson-esq charm.
An early finish last Friday made for the perfect escape plan. We jumped in the car and headed to the countries capitol for a little R+R, a lot of food and bit of culture. We spent our nights at the spectacular Hotel Hotel and our days wandering the banks of Lake Burley Giffin before exploring the NGA. James Turell's retrospective was spectacular but his permanent work, Within Without, was awe-inspiring.
The perfect way to coast into the weekend. Check out Brigette's clip for J'sais Pas.
With our time in Athens almost at its end we spent the last days we had exploring as many of the streets as possible. Bringing our trip to a close with one final beer at the hotels rooftop bar and a sated finish on Lycabettus Hill.
Back in main land Greece we settled at a central Athens hotel before braving the 35º heat and steep incline to the Acropolis. Though remanence of a once strong economy were sparse it was often the texture left behind that intrigued. As we made the decline back to the hotel the sleepy cobble stone laneways felt deserted and peaceful, four-legged locals basked in the sun and any others hid away from the heat.
We headed back to our accommodation in Oia for the final time enjoying the sights and sounds of our last sunset on the island.