Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! In our travels over the past year, we carried on our four-year Gallivance tradition: a photo safari hunting for hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day with you.
We enjoy it when big ol’ hearts just jump out at us…
…but we love the challenge of searching for the sneaky, subtle ones.
We look for hearts in nature, architecture, art … and some very unexpected places. In Plovdiv, Bulgaria we thought the crossed-legs symbol on this portable toilet was so cute, we totally missed the hearts!
Often we’re so busy capturing an interesting image that we don’t even realize we’ve also snapped a heart.
Naturally, using the heart shape as a metaphor for love means that it’s a repeated theme in religious art and as an architectural detail on churches.
There’s a lot going on in this street art mural, but the artist manages to squeeze in the concept of love with a small face tattoo.
Studies have suggested that capsicum, the mouth-scorching ingredient in peppers, has been found to lower blood pressure, and this heart-shaped, red pepper is the perfect reminder.
The number of heart shapes that turn up in architectural accent pieces, must surely indicate that it’s a requisite shape in blacksmith school.
This is a bit of a reach, but this popcorn kiosk was so much fun, that we couldn’t resist.
Hearts reaching for the Heavens make the perfect gate for this graceful Jewish Synagogue.
Do you have any great photos of hearts? Please include a link in your comment.
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Terri & James