Author: elysekent

MOSAICS AND MONUMENTS TO THE MIRACULOUS 

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal The streets are narrow and wind up the hilltop, decorated with bright streamers and other adornments that mimic children’s’ birthday decorations. The little leathered Portuguese locals stand outside their tiny business doors; their lolling posture and gentle stares implying an eternal wait.  The old #28 tram somehow winds through these streets, hauling loads […]

Chilean Thorns

Standing on the top of the Santa Lucia hill in Santiago, the peaks of the Andes glisten against the steel of the city and, as nature typically does, provide reassurance of an escape. There are several locations in the world in which you can get away in a flash to wineries, mountain ranges, water rafting, the beach in under […]

LES FEUILLES MORTES: A SERIES OF EXPERIENCES

Sitting on my bag on the side of the road holding a sign (‘Estacion de train’) while paranoidingly glancing back and forth for a black van – the only public transport in town. Fib Music Festival Benicassim, Spain Biking past grazing sheep, perfectly-painted houses, getting side-tracked down dead-end roads while following the rushing water.  Flam, […]