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The Ultimate Souvenir

One of the interior design dilemmas that seems to be plaguing some of you (as per this post) is what to hang on the walls. So when I stumbled upon this William Abranowicz photograph (featuring work by Thomas Struth) on a new-to-me favorite blog The Aestate, I knew I had to share! It made me think about blowing up and framing one of my favorite photos from the time I spent abroad (more on that here).
Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
The house from The Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria.

The Louvre in Paris.
The sculpture garden at the Louvre in Paris.
View from Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, Austria.
Château de Villandry in the Loire Valley.  
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Which one shall I frame? Do you have any travel photos framed in your home?

29 comments:

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

All these pictures make me want to go to Europe so badly! So much architectural beauty!

Jesse {wefancythat.blogspot.com} said...

yes! love this idea! we have a huge gallery wall with pictures from our travels abroad in our living room, photos of all shapes and sizes! most of them in europe. a great reminder of adventures!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

love the last one -- so beautiful in a big frame!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

The Sound of Music home! Such a breathtaking photo.

Catherine said...

All great options, but I vote for the last one. I'm loving the pop of green!

Gabriella Marie said...

So hard to choose a favorite! But, I would have to say the view from the castle in Austria. Such a breathtaking view.

Molly said...

SUCH a stunning idea and the reason why all pictures should be shot in RAW :) I love your image of the Château de Villandry in the Loire Valley - the shadows are coloring are so beautiful!

Leslie said...

Frame them all! You could put them in different places around your home. You did an amazing job taking them and certainly saw some wonderful sights!

Lily said...

Love this idea ! Really love the first one !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos! I'm loving the last one of the Chateau de Villandry. I'm dying to go to the Loire. Can you imagine those gardens in summer?? Wow!

Anonymous said...

lovely blog and love the photograph but its actually by German photographer Thomas Struth...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/8629783/Thomas-Struth-Photographs-1978-2010-Whitechapel-Gallery-review.html

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Anonymous — Thanks for the link. I was referring to the actual photograph (of the room) but I've happily added the name of the artist as well!

Anna - Canoe Design said...

What a great idea!
I just love that photograph in the first image...amazing!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lisa said...

I think that the last two photos are the best to frame!
This summer I visited Maine, took pictures of lighthouses and landscapes, framed them and created a beautiful B&W gallery in my bedroom.

silkchocolate.blogspot.com

Liz - So Much to Smile About said...

Simply stunning photos! Such a great idea.

Lovey Dovey Darling said...

LOVE this idea. I have all of the art work I did while studying in Paris grouped over a bed in my house. Every time I look at them it reminds me of the memories made during my trip. :)

Erika [small shop] said...

Some of the best photos we have are from a concrete train station by Calatrava in Portugal, and you just inspired me to think about one up ove our couch too! I love this idea so much. Your photos are beautiful! If ever you sell the top one please let me know. It would look amazing blown up. That's my vote!

Liz said...

WOW! You took some fabulous photos! I was in London this summer, I was going to frame a few pictures as well. I love the picture of the house from The Sound of Music! Gorgeous!

Liz
http://sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot.com/

Karlita said...

Loved all the images!! and the first one above.. wow!
I need to go to my old computer and check my europe travel photos.. I might rescue 1 or 2 and frame them!

L.A. in the bay said...

who designed your blog?! I just adore it!

Mikky said...

All your photos are fantastic, but if I had to choose just one to frame I think I'd go with the last photo. These pics make me want to hop on a plane today!
Noticed that you changed your outfit colours in your header, very festive.
:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Dara said...

These pictures are great! I would have to blow up and hang the last photo though.

Karlita said...

are those your photos? they are fabulous!!! I would choose the sagrada familia one! if I had them I would find the way to hang them all!

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

Can't believe you took these! They look like they are from a magazine. My favorite has to be of the Louvre. There's something romantic about it.

Michaela said...

So stunning. I've got to get my bootie over there! Framing travel photos is such a great way to deck out your walls!

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

Thanks for the mention! I don't know how I'm just now seeing this, but it totally made my day!

Gabrielle | Savvy Home said...

Even though all these photos are GORGEOUS, I would go with the Centre Pompidou! So intriguing and eye catching! I LOVED the Centre Pompidou when I was in Paris and it's somewhat less cliche.. X

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