Remember back in August where I forced you to live through post after post of my travel photos as part of August Break? I did that for a reason - I wanted to create a gallery wall at my house and fill it with photos from some of my favorite places. August Break and the gallery wall gave me a good excuse to dig through old files to find some of my favorite photos (and if you haven't done this in a while you should, it was so my fun revisiting those trips and memories.)
I finally got around to printing, framing and hanging the photos - and I have to say, I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I even had enough photos to start a wall on the opposite side of the staircase and I hope to keep adding to my collection.
There are two prints on the wall that aren't mine - I purchased them on etsy (here and here), these prints define my travel philosophy making them a perfect fit:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
"I was not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land."
My thoughts on gallery walls - they aren't cheap and they aren't easy. Most of my frames came from Ikea or Michaels - but even with good prices frames add up quickly. I also won't pretend the actual hanging was easy - it took planning and a bit of math, but I'm convinced it was worth it.
Do you have a gallery wall at your house? Do you print and hang the photos you take? If not, what do you do with your photos to keep them from just becoming gigs of data on your hard drive?
I've been listening to Laura Marling a lot lately and I can't get enough of her Rambling Man - it seems an appropriate accompany to a post about travel photos.Pin It