Waiting for a friend earlier, I found myself absent-mindedly leafing through a pile of glossy magazines strewn along the windowsill of a cosy little coffee shop. The lustre of those smooth, shiny pages gave me the inspiration for this week’s travel theme. First up, the classy, glossy finish of a vintage car and its hood ornament at a rally at the Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow.
Outdoor art, polished to perfection in Seattle‘s Olympic Sculpture Park.
Old-fashioned glossy splendour in Grand Central Terminal, the iconic clock under which countless couples have stolen kisses through the years.
From old-fashioned glamour to modern-day glitz, a dazzling fountain in the lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
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If you don’t have your experiences in the moment, if you gloss them over with jokes or zoom past them, you end up with curiously dispassionate memories. – David Rakoff
Like ultraviolet rays, memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text. – Walter Benjamin