TRAVEL JOURNAL: BIG SUR
Big Sur is sublime.
A magical setting on the brink of a windy coastline, full of natural wonder everywhere you turn. When you meet locals there, you often hear the story "I just came to visit but I ended up staying"... and you can see why.
Big Sur brought to mind two German artists: Caspar David Friedrich and Gerhard Richter. For several technical reasons such as their treatment of light/shadow/space, but primarily for their way of seeing nature as a spiritual all encompassing entity.
It is a place that nourishes your senses and your soul. It is inspiring in its majesty, but grounds you in a relaxed, natural, earthly rhythm. It's the sort of place where abundant beauty creates a magical world. I could have looked at the Redwoods for hours straight, enjoying how the shifting sunlight changed their massive branches from dusk blue to forrest green to an emerald black. Beyond all the natural magic that mesmerized me, there is great history there, artistic enclaves, delicious artisinal local food, and many places to explore and adventure. I hope to return soon to this place where magic thrives in between mountains, river and sea.. Next time, I would want to give jade hunting a go - yes that is a local activity there. I love Big Sur ♥
Illustrations and photos by me. sketchbook pages, the beautiful windy 1 hwy, the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park, Big Sur River, Big Sur Inn Restaurant, Big Sur Bakery, Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur Roadhouse.