These are a few of someone else's Favorite Things (Part I)
Airbnb and other such platforms can be simple and impersonal accommodation delivery systems. And…they can be a means of deeply connecting strangers through the medium of one’s home. This latter is something we experienced last week, and here are two visual reports.
We were returning to a community we had come to know during vacations thirty years ago. This home was literally across the street from cottages we had rented when our children were young. Having a few days to soak in the beauty of this mountain/lake retreat was rich and restful.
My eye, mind, and camera were overloaded with sensory input. I have taken the images and run most of them through Lightroom in order to capture the vitality and pop that a dark sky and curtained windows sometimes limit. In some cases you would have to call what I have done artistic interpretation. In other cases I enhanced, cropped, and adjusted to show you what my eyes saw.
Many thanks for the owner’s kind permission to turn her home inside out. She is an artist, whose favorite things helped us get to know her, though we had only the normal Airbnb contact of checking in and out. I hope you enjoy her world as much as we did.
Please note that the images are cropped here, but if you click on any one of them you will be able to see them in a more full screen Lightbox format. The next blog will continue these images.