Monday, 10 January 2011

a day trip

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January is the Monday of months, and this is not only January, but indeed, Monday. I got back to England last night at 1 am, and while it's not bad to be back, I definitely had enough sunny days on my holiday to make me already feel a bit nostalgic.

These are from last week. My boyfriend and I escaped our various pressing tasks to go on a day trip into the gorgeous Catalan countryside, and visit a couple of picturesque villages. These pictures are from the first of them, Tavertet, population 158! It has all of three streets and the silence the day we were there was complete. I stood on the edge of the cliff, and the only sound for miles was the buzzing of a nearby fly. There was also a strange quality to the light, bright and fierce. Later we realized it had been the day of a partial solar eclipse.

Now, back to the Monday blues...

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photos by Albert

dress: River Island (summer sales)
sweater: French Connection (from charity shop)
tights: Boots
shoes: Timberland (ancient)
scarf: second-hand
coat: second-hand Gloverall

51 comments:

Sophie said...

I love the colours of your dress, the green jumper goes so well.
Sophie
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daisychain said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place!

L. said...

Your outfit is lovely. Even lovelier is your description of the little town...how beautiful in silence. I like the way you describe the light especially, you can see it in the pictures. Chin up...it'll be spring soon! :)

Krystal said...

Aw, what a fun day trip...Looks so pretty to go and take photos..

CessOviedo said...

That little village is so pretty and s you say so picturesque! Beautiful landscapes to take photos!


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Louder than Silence said...

Lovely photos Emily, what gorgeous scenery! Love the red duffle coat too. Sally x

Velvet said...

Amazingly beautiful place!

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! I am envious of your ability to take a day trip to such a gorgeous place!

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Jan said...

These pictures are just gorgeous (super jealous of the amazing sunshine). Don't you just hate when holidays are over? I made it a priority to always have a trip booked before I come back from holidays as it eases the end of vacation depression ever so slightly...

Jan said...

I fly to Ottawa on Paddy's Day (leaving Dublin on our national drinking holiday? what am I thinking??) and after that I need to have flights booked to see David Sedaris in London in May. See? I'm completely neurotic about this! :)

Raquel said...

The sights are really beautiful, a bit similar to the interior of central Portugal.

Oh that dress again, I'm glad you posted it since it reminded me to put my floral dress into my list of clothes to take to England ;)

this free bird said...

I absolutely love your pictures...so dreamy and the perfect distraction from January (stinkiest month of the year)

xo,
C

ana said...

What a lovely town!! It's beautiful!! It would be awesome to go there someday! thanks for the pics!

A said...

Lovely pictures except one. Enjoyed the pictures and write up. 158 - that is all the population. That is amazing. In my subdivision we have around 60 houses with an average 4 person in each house.

Felicity said...

The 3rd and last photos are heavenly!

sojourned in style said...

the town looks so charming in its tiny-ness. you look even more delightful in your pretty skirt.

Closet Fashionista said...

What a gorgeous place!! I love your outfit too!! :D
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elanor, said...

this location is beautiful! and your outfit is so cute and reminds me of spring. :)

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elanor

Ashley said...

BOOTIFUL pictures as always. haha :)

Terri said...

oh, the cobbled streets and the flower pots on the window sill. And the cross as a negative shape in the masonry. Beautiful photos.

mycupofhotjava said...

what a lovely place!! so picturesque!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

You take the concept of a day trip to a whole new level! How perfectly quaint and, yes, picturesque this little village is. I'm really in awe of the beauty here and am happy you were able to soak it all in. I very much like the bit where you said the buzzing of a fly was the only sound you heard whilst standing on a cliff.

Thanks for sharing these photos, Emily! :)

Ana PatrĂ­cia said...

Gorgeous photos! I love Spain. Next time I go I'm going to have to see this village for myself :) Today though, I was blogging about a Mexican hacienda close to the butterfly sanctuaries :)

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Eden said...

amazing photos, love the red coat:)))

Imogen said...

This looks like such a beautiful place, the pictures are pretty. I have often wanted to go a place like this. I love your dress too.

Abi said...

Now I want to got to Tavertet. So scenic! Take me along on your next travel trip? Yes? You seem to stumble upon the most beautiful places.
Love your print skirt/ green jumper combo.

CAITLIN said...

what a beauuutiful village :) places like this are what i miss most about europe--all that stone is so gorgeous and timeless.

NRIGirl said...

Tavertet seems like a dream. Wow! I have to go see where is it on the map...

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos! Must have been a fantastic trip!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

looks like you had an amazing vacation! the pictures are beautiful.

tanvii.com said...

What lovely shots! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. You looked lovely in all the shots! :)

Diana said...

you look so purdy in that floral skirt :) once again i am totally living vicariously through your travels! this looks like an amazing spot (i cant believe the population is so low!) gorgeous pictures as always xo

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Erin Cathleen said...

These photos are just breathtaking! That sky is just so flipping blue. Stunning. How I would kill for some warm weather right about now...

Oh, and I assure you, those shoes of mine are most definitely red. ^_^ Funny what different browsers can do!

Melanie Likes said...

I love this! I was looking through your posts - you have impeccable taste, darling.
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Susan, Eclectic Appeal said...

I love your photos and the print on that river island dress is so pretty! :)

mellisaphie said...

Love your red coat. the third photo is fascinating!! thank you for the super sweet comment you left on my blog :)

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Anthea said...

Absolutely beautiful! It must be very inspiring to see all these places!

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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Love the floral skirt!!!
The location and the buildings are great!!!
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tastymoog said...

these photos are lovely, and you look great in green. :) (you have green eyes too, right? i wear green often so people do not mistake my green eyes for blue).

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@tastymoog: They are indeed green! And it's a colour I love to wear, though for some reason I always have difficulty finding things I like in green..

Molly said...

Picturesque indeed! I'm loving your dress. The print is so happy.
Never thought of January as the Monday of months but that is sooooooo perfect.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

jess said...

That place looks so pretty.

Punctuation Mark said...

what a beautiful place... jealous of such a great trip!

mode. said...

great views! wow.
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SMASH said...

Hi missy, your globe trotting ways always make me so wistful--one day dangit! That'll be me too! Consider yourself an inspiration, Em!

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Rebekah Christel said...

cute blog!!

Me said...

What absolutely STUNNING photographs!!! Beautiful :) ♥ xxxx www.makinglifemorebeautiful.co.uk

Marisa Noelle said...

That village is adorable. Gosh, I wish we had places like that where I live. Your outfit is so pretty. I love the print on your skirt and that green sweater is so cute.

eliza said...

Such beautiful pictures, it really does look so peaceful & quiet there. I'm a big fan of jumpers over dresses, always a comfy combination...your jumper is such a pretty shade of green, it really suits your colouring :)