LIVING IN THE CITY

Although I thrive in the city with its hard documentary realism and its fast paced rhythm, I think I’m a closet green.
I laugh at the ridiculously small electricity powered cars (my sister knows where all the parking metre looking charging stations are in London, but don’t ask me why, she doesn't even own an "environmentally friendly vehicle"), I sometimes forget to recycle my papers and endless Diet Coke cans, I didn't turn off everything for Earth Hour last Saturday, I love driving my big polluting German car and I like navigating the sometimes brutal and chaotic streets of London. I feel at home in the densely, richly populated city with its raw beauty and diversity. But occasionally, living among the drama and freedom of London, I will find myself wanting to get a tangible glimpse into another world: the countryside with its playground of gardens, wild animals and fresh air. As I grow older, I have come to understand that life can only be enriched by regular contact with the spirits and powers of nature. And even if I felt a little bit like an émigré when wandering through the acres of trees and lakes in Somerset a couple of weekends ago, I hope that one day I’ll be able to reconcile the interests of the city with those of the land (preferably a combination of the South of France and London)! When you’re a girl like me, exploring deserted rural regions are a remarkable and exciting privilege… And I won’t be spending Easter in London!
I guess this is my first non-fashion post of the year!

All pictures are mine

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28 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

Gorgeous photos. makes me want to go a big long walk along the country. Even though I live pretty much in the countryside, I rarely take advantage of it

x

Mademoiselle Robot said...

I am totally with you... I used to be a hardcore city girl, but now I sometimes long for the countryside & nature. I don't see myself living there, as I too feed on the energy of the big city, but my dream would be to have a house by the seaside near enough to London so I can escape there when I feel the need... and also run back to the city when I get "homesick".
Your photos are beautiful, so dreamy.
x

E.K. said...

Wow, great photos. My wife and I are leaving the city in a few weeks to live in a super small town, I can't wait!

PersonalShopper said...

Wonderful pictures !

holierthannow said...

hi ... you are mentioned on htn today... i wont post a link since this is not a place for self promotion but you know where to go!

and so glad you enjoyed Sheila Metzner!

salegamine said...

C'est marrant mais moi dès que je vois des photos de qqun qui se penche un peu trop près du bord de l'eau (comme ton monsieur sur la photo), ça me fait des flashs de moi qui pousse dans le dos et qui court très vite après...chaipaspourquoi...

T'es trop mignonne avec tes bottes!Someone call Kate M.please...

Kenza said...

Oulalala ce joli pull !

Alice (ou Al) said...

photos superbes avec ces couleurs, et puis superbe tenue de week end, et puis lesnhunters sontbsur ma shopping list.

i.d. said...

I love the reflections on the water. It's a little eerie!

KATLIN said...

These photos are gorgeous! I love the lighting!!

belle.chantelle said...

Ahhh Mr. Green.. You've dug yourself into a little crevice within my heart. There you shall stay forever. Perhaps a cottage near the lake will fulfill my desires.

50two said...

you didnt turn off your lights for earth hour?! :(

id love to go to the countryside, im stuck in the city for the rest of my life. i think.

the pictures are so nice :)

Anonymous said...

love the photos...
i love the city...have crazy allergies...so i really cannot do the country...
but i love the sea...barcelona is good, marseille is good....i have some options i guess... ;)

nancy

deedoubleyou said...

jaja these pictures are beautiful :)

kelse said...

what beautiful photos, nature is where it's at. the original inspiration...

xx

young-shields said...

that is such an awesome cardigan. the photos are really beautiful too!

y-s x

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

Somerset look good through your lens. Also noted that the Hunters came in useful!

Brune said...

tres belles photos, ça donne envie d'abandonner Paris - presque.

D said...

lovely photos. i miss nature when i'm in Baltimore.

TheMinx said...

these are all STUNNINGLY gorgeous photos.

tracyjacks said...

love your photos! they remind me of what i take in the woods nearby :)

great blog!
xxx
amazing music too

SHOW ME YOUR WARDROBE said...

oooh la la, LOVE the pics!

geisharock said...

Absolutely agree - as a Londoner with a boyfriend who comes from the countryside, it always takes my breath away to actually see rolling hills and real-life animals, as jaded as that may sound!

Gorgeous blog - can't believe I've only just come across it :) I'm adding you to my blogroll.

Z xoxo

jeffhahn said...

gorgeous pictures.. love the tones and layout.. xx

lovelydisco said...

beautiful photos m'dear!

Jérémy Dewez Photographe said...

nice photographs!!!

lulu said...

My friend Tim and I joke about moving to the country and becoming farmers. Farmer Lulu.

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