Some of my favourite Instagram hashtags are the#Ihavethisthingwithwalls, #Ihavethisthingwithdoors and#Ihavethisthingwithtiles ones! They are so colourful and fun!
But now, my life can be summed up as#Ihavethisthingwithmountains and it might actually be becoming an obsession. I could stare at them for hours, photograph them all day and seek out different views of them over, and over.I never thought much about mountains, until I went to Nepal when I was 19. There, was when my love of mountains began. It was when I saw mountains from the roof of the home stay we were at. I remember one day when we got home from our day volunteering, and hearing shouts from the roof that we had to come quickly. The reason being that the mountains were on show that day. In the distance, beyond the flat, green were the mountains.
Then, my love of mountains was cemented in South America when I was 21. I got to see mountains in different countries; in nature and in the middle of the cities too. And I got to climb them and really see how beautiful they are.
Then of course, at 22, I moved to Chile for a year and took advantage of climbing the mountains of Santiago at the weekend. I remember thinking how it’s such a novelty to be able to hop on a short bus or metro and be at the foot of mountains, ready to climb.
Back in the UK between ages 22-27, I got to see some mountains when on holiday and took advantage of climbing them too.
Carnedd Dafydd, WalesLausanne, SwitzerlandThe Peak District, EnglandNow, at age 27 and back in Santiago again, the obsession has become a full-blown one that has been made
worse better by the fact that our flat looks onto the mountains, and the fact that they look different everyday. This Saturday, I woke up and looked outside to check them out. I do this every day from our balcony, as each day the sky and the landscape really does look different. Then, I saw this view. It was the clearest mountain view we had seen yet, since moving into our flat in February. You see, after rain the smog of Santiago clears and means you get to see this…
So, I text Clem and we headed to Cerro Santia Lucia, a hill in the middle of Santiago, so we could get a better look at them. That, we did and they were glowing. At one point, they even dazzled us as the sun shone onto the pure white snow of them. It was a moment of awe. I mean, not many cities have mountains this beautiful, do they?
What’s your obsession and how do you fuel it?
Have a great week ahead, I have a week long holiday from work and so the beach and of course my favourite city, Valparaíso, are calling me 🙂 There will be lots of photos to come, as always. Have a lovely one!