"If we find poetry in the service station and the motel, if we are drawn to the airport or the train carriage, it is perhaps because, despite their architectural compromises and discomforts, despite their garish colours and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the selfish ease, the habits and confinement of the ordinary, rooted world."
- Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel
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And travel, we did.
"The value of art is that it takes us away from here." - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet