I was out of hope. There was nobody. The trail I was following had opened up 5 different trails. I didn't know which way would lead me to my destination.
Faintly, I could hear a ring. I followed the sound. I noticed a kid, barely larger than a speck of rice from the distance between us, hitting an electric pole with a stick. Behind him, were three people, coming down from the mountain. Finally, humans - I thought. I didn't have water at this point. I was distraught and I honestly have never been any happier to see fellow humans.
They looked at me, told me that the nearest Village was just 20mins away. I asked for water, pointing at the recycled cold drink bottle they were carrying.
They said it wasn't water, it was liquor. Probably country-made, I thought. I thanked them and walked. They asked me to follow the electric lines. This, they said, would lead me to the village and eventually to #prasharlake. I thanked them and moved on.
At 5pm, I finally saw this 🏠. A cluster of 4 mud huts made the village. I could hear sheeps from afar, their bells tolling, growing stronger as they came closer. I asked the guy for some water from afar. He went in and while I came closer to the hut, this man came out and brought me tea. I didn't know what to tell him. He invited me into his hut, said his mother was inside.
That's when I met her.
We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.
Forever thankful for this Blonde Bombshell ⚡️
3 513 hours ago
When the sun shines in SF, it’s pretty spectacular. Here’s a shot from the rooftop of the Vitale when I was there this past weekend. Pro tip: get the spa bath on the roof for some of the best views of the city 💙
Took a quick trip up north to play in the very first city we ever traveled to together! So, to say this city holds a special place in our hearts is an understatement. Stay tuned for the long version of the story tomorrow. 😉💕
In other news, the houses here are literally everything. 😍 Seriously, the colors, the design, the attention to detail 🙌🏼. Now we just need 10 million dollars so we can move into one. 😂
33 8103 hours ago
There is a certain sadness here.
Arcosanti was originally planned to be a city, with thousands of inhabitants and a vibrant urban center. A model for the future of metropolitan architecture.
But it didn’t work.
I’m not sure why. Maybe it was the location, maybe it was the model. But Arcosanti never fully came to life. It is a project failed.
I think there is a certain part of all of us that shares this kind of optimism and hope for a utopian community. A place built on cooperation and shared economies and pooled resources.
It’s hard to come here and not get sucked into that vision.
I spent hours brainstorming ideas of what I could do to turn this place around and imbue it with some of that intended glory.
But how different are my ideas from the hundred of other people who’ve walked these grounds and thought, Oh! If only X or Y! That’s just what’s missing!
None of these ideas have quite stuck.
In the meantime, it gets by. It’s not the city Paola Solari set out to build, but it’s still something beautiful, and unique. I feel torn between the desire to stay here and become a part of this place, and a call to continue on and build something of my own.
One of my favorite moments in our recent travels was walking under these curved old trees and imagining who else had walked beneath them. Can you imagine stringing up with some bistro lights and having a party under these beautiful trees?! #rosedownplantation#batonrouge
6 655 hours ago
✨I live in the sky, you come live here too✨
4 425 hours ago
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🇨🇵 | Nice | France
Love the Old Town of Nice 🙂 - Walking around little narrow streets during sunset, passing small restaurants and shops, various smells and music - it all comes together creating a magical atmosphere...