this post should be in a blog called "life as a slide-show"
i kept on dissing travelling and my work as if they’re the most painful thing imaginable.
to be fair, there is beauty in these travels. and i thought id share with you some:
most recently, in geneva - the 3 days was a full-on airport-hotel-meeting venue-hotel-airport affair. despite that in my 30 minutes in the airport i found these...
the smokers' lounge was lit by these floating orbs that exude soft yellow light
just in case the smokers feel too marginalised and decide to set the airport on fire, they made the fire alarm cute and non threatening
and they can ponder on their evil deeds while sitting in this bench
while of course, flicking their ashes in this ashtray.
i raved enough about the beijing airport, but let me show you just how i started being awed by it...
i drank in this fountain and as i brought my head up, i noticed the clean and crisp design. (which goes to show you'll never know what you will discover after bending over)
this made me think should there be posh garbage for this bin that can easily be functional art
and this toilet entrance made me feel like there's a ramp and i had to strut my way in.
in istanbul, the almost eight hours lay-over got me stuck in the business lounge of the modern airport. the lounge, however, attempts at highlighting east meets west design...
the lounge was lit by this chandelier.
for the most part, i watched tv. and my, they did try to make high tech blend in with old world charm
before leaving i went to pee and used these faucets to wash my hands.
in bishkek, i had time to go to the national park for 30 minutes and i found
a cafe bar signage
and a dilapidated seat in their national park
but i will be amiss if i fail to say that beauty can be found in (where else?) my own shoes!
my black kurt geiger lace-ups (featured here with my quirky socks).
and my personal favourite, camper suede ankle high boots topped by viktor cords
these shoes take me to these places, after all.
the pics are a sorry excuse, i know. but it reminds me that, despite the drudgery, there is so much beauty in the world.