5.04.2011

i dream of africa

Something about Africa has always stolen my heart... I've long been held sway by books such as Out of Africa, West with the Night, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood and Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier and the movies I Dreamed of Africa and Out of Africa.

Something about it... Something about the stories of foreigners seeking to settle in a land that doesn't want to be settled, something about the exotic animals and the vast landscapes, the textures and the burnt colours, the dark people and the infamous safaris...

Someday I will go and I will set up a tent and I will fall in love with her, with Africa.

Source: 1. Anthropologie 2. Vogue via Pinterest 3. Mikael Jansson via FGR 4. Goodreads 5. Pinterest 6. Pinterest

4 comments:

Charlotte said...

I really hope you do get to visit Africa one day! And may it live up to your wildest dreams. :)

hila said...

I know what you mean - there was a german movie a few years ago about a jewish couple who fled to Africa during WWII, it was such a sensual and evocative story. I wish I could remember what it was called! Anyway, it made me dream of Africa, the scenery was beautiful.

Liza said...

These images are giving me serious wanderlust. Have you seen the miniseries "Heat of the Sun" from PBS Mystery? It's only 3 episodes, and takes place in Kenya during the 1930s. I highly recommend it to satisfy your dreams of Africa, if only temporarily.

andrea despot said...

liza - netflix has it so i'll have to check it out! thanks!