Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Misty Mountain Hop








I feel as though I've lived a million lives since I wrote my last post, I guess I kinda have. After nearly 18 hours of flying and a crazed 30 hour drive across the outback in the heat of Australian summer, dodging Kangaroos and ginormous swooping eagles, we have arrived in Sydney. Our days have been spent catching up with loved ones, gorging ourselves on all the amazing food we've been craving for the past year and perhaps the most exhaustive task of all, house hunting.

For as long as I can recall, Oli and I have dreamt of relinquishing our city lives and heading for the hills. One night whilst cooped up in our tiny windowless Brooklyn room we resolved to throw caution to the wind and make the move once we returned to Australia. Although neither of us had visited Katoomba before, in our minds it was the mountainous promised land we'd be looking for, how right we were!

These photographs were taken yesterday afternoon in between house inspections, a stones throw away from our *fingers crossed* new home. If all goes according to plan we will be nestled in the mountains surrounded by waterfalls, rainforest and stunning gorges in no time at all.

14 comments:

  1. oh how beautiful and what an exciting adventure! good luck, and I really look forward to more photos!

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  2. You turn back, yay! I have 5 "real" favorite blogs over the world and I check always your blog if you post or not:))

    I hope you'll find your house of dreams, it must be so beautiful living near a mountain, as a urban city dweller, it's a little far for me! Next week I'll have a guest who lives in Katoomba from couch surfing, and I really wonder this city!!!

    Btw, great green, natural pictures again.
    Good luck.

    http://photostorms.blogspot.com

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  3. Good luck Katie! You're living the dream! I hope it all works out :) x

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  4. okay now we're really coming to visit ;)

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  5. Wow, that's a dreamscape... the water effect, the lights and shadows... Your white gown... Heavenly! So many adventure within so little time! :) xx

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  6. These photos are exquisite! The shadows, your outfit, you are so lovely. I wish I could live in such a place!
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow good on you for making the move! we'll be doing the same in few years after University, but to the sea. welcome back, hope the culture shock isn't too much xx

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  8. The most beautiful girl in the jungle! pink kissesssssss!!

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  9. Sublime photography! Exquisite you! Congratulations on making you way to 'Misty Mountain where the spirits go'. xx

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  10. Best of luck for your big move! I can't wait to see more of the blue mountains. It's quite possibly the place I want to visit most of all in Australia. <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: A Fashion Photography Blog

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  11. That sounds a little like having heaven on your doorstep! I grew up in the middle of nowhere in Ireland and basically spent my teenage years dreaming of cities and moving away and now as an adult, living in the concrete jungle I dreamed of, I'd give anything to move home again! I'm so pleased to have found your beautiful blog and can't wait to follow your adventures in your new home :)

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  12. Hello beautiful you! So so gorgeous. We have just recently moved to the country/ Forest ourselves and have never looked back. I hope you got your home and I know you two will be so happy there. xx

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  13. I'm so jealous! I wan't to live there. Myself and my lover want to move to Blackheath. Lovelovelove it in the mountains! xx

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