Street art no. 11

Cordoba

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The Doors

Doors are mysterious and inviting things; this alone gives them interest, but often they are also brilliant works of art in a visual sense. On my travels through Spain, I found myself photographing a multitude of doors—too many, to be honest. However, it gave birth to a mission that lasted throughout my remaining months in Europe: document a door from every city you visit. Much like my obsession with street art, I sought out interesting doors everywhere; here are some of the results:

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The School of Divinity, Oxford, England

 

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Montefrío, Andalusia, Spain

 

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

 

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Cordoba, Spain

 

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Valencia, Spain

 

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Windermere, the Lake District, England

 

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Brighton, England

 

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Kotor, Montenegro

 

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Split, Croatia

 

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Vienna, Austria

 

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Rome, Italy

 

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Zurich, Switzerland

 

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Paris, France

 

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Edinburgh, Scotland

 

An Explanation

The time has come to explain the radio silence around here.

In late November, I left Europe and returned to Australia. While October gradually relinquished the reign of autumn to November, I visited friends around the UK, homing in on London for my return flight, which was booked for the middle of the month. Between the season’s magic, Christmas fancies popping up around the city, an ongoing affair with markets, and the remarkably exceptional people surrounding me, I couldn’t bare to leave. And so, after an eleventh-hour flight-change success, I shoved my return voyage away for two weeks and promptly threw myself into the intoxicating enjoyment of life in London.

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Yet I could only disregard the inevitable for so long. At the end of the month I bid farewell to my friends and made the long trek back to the southern hemisphere.

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For the past week, I have been readjusting to life in Australia. Many people claim to ‘catch the travel bug,’ and are therefore restless when they return home, but my most difficult struggle is proving to be missing the people I met abroad. But, while I can only hope to see some again, I know others will be lifelong friends.

To a lifetime of laughter, friendships, learning, love, and travel.

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