Recalling travel days in photos

For those of you who are new here, I wanted to share some photos I took while living abroad in England. I lived there for three months in 2008, and again from 2011-2012 for six months. It changed me, formed me, and was such a gift. It, in many ways, launched my love for capturing beauty through photos, as well as writing and sharing my journey.  I don’t know what it is, but when we get away from ‘normal’, it seems we are more aware of our surroundings!

These photos are all available for purchase through digital file or prints, so please let me know if you are interested! (digital file is $40 each, prints: 5×7 $10, 8×10, $20) Enjoy!

Paris, France

Paris, France

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Travel prints: Now available for order

Architecture, to me, is one of the most fascinating things to photograph when travelling. Our world is such a diverse and beautiful place. When I travel, there have been a few key things that always catch my eye… doors, bridges, bikes, boats, broken down stone, you name it!

Now, you can order your own custom print of any of the following photographs, in the following sizes. Each photo will come with a label on the back, telling the story of that location and photo. Photos were taken in such places as: England, Paris, Prague, and Italy.

All prices include shipping, and will be sent within ten days of order.

8×10 – $25
11×14 – $40
12×18 – $50

Get a deal! Order 3 or more photos, you will receive a 10% discount off the overall price. Payment must be received before photos will be delivered, via Paypal or eTransfer.

For any questions, please email lanilupul@gmail.com.

Copyright, Lani Lupul 2015

Seaside town, England

Seaside town, England

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Blue door, Liverpool, England

Blue door, Liverpool, England

Seaside pub, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Seaside pub, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Green door, Oxford, England

Green door, Oxford, England

Red door, York, England

Red door, York, England

Big Ben, London, England

Big Ben, London, England

Canoe, York, England

Canoe, York, England

Bridge, Chelmsford, England

Bridge, Chelmsford, England

Bike, Rome, Italy

Bike, Rome, Italy

Autumn color, Ripley, England

Autumn color, Ripley, England

Tall brown door, Oxford, England

Tall brown door, Oxford, England

Stately green door, London, England

Stately green door, London, England

Notting Hill, London, England

Notting Hill, London, England

Black door, Liverpool, England

Black door, Liverpool, England

Green door, Liverpool, England

Green door, Liverpool, England

Welcome home, Chelmsford, England

Welcome home, Chelmsford, England

Black door, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Black door, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Black door, Notting Hill, London, England

Black door, Notting Hill, London, England

Autumn, Chelmsford, England

Autumn, Chelmsford, England

Thirty – Travel Photo Book now available

It wasn’t quite like Jennifer Garner’s transformation. I didn’t find myself in a closet chanting “I want to be thirty, flirty, and thriving” while pixie dust sparkled down from my doll house.  I didn’t tell my best friend who had a crush on me to buzz off. And I didn’t dance Thriller like it was 1984.

Ah, but what a year it was! It started with some heart ache; then had some grit and work in the middle; and it ended with six months of exploring England and other parts of Europe.  You could say I also explored my heart, my faith, and my purpose.  Perhaps that will be another book some day!  I’ve put together a small (7″x7″) photo book of 30 of my favourites photos from my 30th year abroad celebrating, well, life. The book is filled with my favourite ‘door’ pictures, bridges, and snapshots from throughout England, Rome, Paris, and Prague.

The photo book is now available on http://www.blurb.com in soft and hard cover. Feel free to explore the pages of Thirty here

Thirty

Can you hear the music?

 

Last November I visited Liverpool, England. It’s a north-western harbour town where large ships, many of them slave ships, used to set sail for new worlds.  What I love about Liverpool is that the accents are so thick you have to strain your ear to understand every word, and the Georgian architecture makes for very colorful doors!  I think I will build myself a Georgian home one day 😉

Liverpool was once home to the Beatles and now you can visit the Beatles Shop or appreciate photos of them throughout downtown.  You can walk the streets that those boys tread on the way to stardom.  But do you know how the Beatles began to fall apart as a band? It wasn’t miscommunication or a mass media outbreak. They attribute their downfall to the fact that above all the crowds and chaos, they couldn’t hear their own music anymore. Figuratively and literally.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like there is so much “white noise” in our lives that we can hardly hear the voice of God and the passions of our heart because we’re living to the beat of the crowd. That crowd could be societal expectations, friends, family, or just going with the flow without sitting in silence long enough to see if you’re actually riding the right track.

I love the movie August Rush. Freddie Highmore is an adorable ‘orphan’. The movie portrays how music can be heard all around us, but we just have to listen for it.

As you stand on your platform called life, do you feel like you can hear your own music?

Do you know you are living the life you were born to live?

Do we daily acknowledging all that God has and is doing in our lives while waiting with expectancy for the goodness to come?

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

As we go into the weekend, think about it — can you hear the music?