02/04/2013 § 1 Comment
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.. I blame it on work and bad weather for photography. These are some photos from Dresden, part of my vacation in Germany this past summer. Some big changes coming my way.. my time here in the Netherlands is finally coming to an end it seems. My internship is almost up and after that it looks like I’ll be heading back to Canada and see where things take me from there! I’m both excited and really anxious about the move. I’m really used to life here now so I think it will be a bit strange being back home at first but there are definitely some things I’ve missed since I’ve been living here. Anyways, I want to try to make the most of my last few months here so I will try to take as many photos as possible. Hope to share more soon.
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20/01/2013 § 1 Comment
This summer my family came to visit me for my graduation and after we went on a 2.5 week trip to Germany. We spent the first few days in Berlin, then traveled south to Saxony [Freistaat Sachsen] and spent almost a week there before returning to Berlin. These photos were taken at the Bastei, near Kurort Rathen. The landscape here reminded me of one of my favourite paintings, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer by the Romantic period painter Caspar David Friedrich. It was really beautiful up there.. I realized that since I moved to the Netherlands I find myself missing the mountains a lot. Overall the trip was great, plus I got some much needed German practice in. More photos to come soon!
13/01/2013 § 7 Comments
One of my best friends back home has a cabin in Washington state and the nearest town is called Concrete. There are about 700 people living there and although it’s not the most happening place we still had fun exploring the ‘downtown’ strip. These were taken back in September already.. I’m missing the West Coast terribly, even though I was just back a few weeks ago for Christmas!
07/01/2013 § Leave a Comment
Venice is probably the most surreal city I have ever visited. Both times I’ve been there, I’ve left Venice with some kind of inexplicable feeling. In its age and history Venice seems so real, almost hyper realistic..you can see every weathered brick and stone. And yet the city is permeated by the modern tourism industry at an incredible scale. It almost has a “Disneyland” feel to it at times, especially while walking the almost deserted streets at night. One of the most interesting experiences was standing on Giudecca at night and watching a giant cruise ship sail by and dwarf the city in its sheer enormity. Isola San Michele, the cemetery island, is both an escape from the city and a direct reflection of Venice. The cemetery is divided into zones, chronicling the history of the city and its inhabitants, from ancient crumbling gravestones to the newest edition designed by architect David Chipperfield [who was coincidentally this year's curator of the Venice Biennale]. All this being said, if you ever get the chance to go to Venice, go!
27/12/2012 § 3 Comments
I finally got my photos from Venice developed from back in October. A few professors of mine organized a workshop at the Biennale so a group of about 40 students went to Venice for 6 days, and I was lucky enough to be able to join. It was amazing to be back in Venice and I was able to see and experience a lot of things that I missed out on last time. We were also pretty lucky that we were there a week or so before it flooded pretty seriously, although that would have been cool to see. Will post more photos soon! Hope everyone is having a great holiday!
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15/11/2012 § 8 Comments
I was back in Vancouver for the month of September and was able to do a little weekend road trip into Washington state. My friend Ellen has a place by Mount Baker that we’ve been going to since high school and I was really excited to get to go back again. It was really awesome to spend some time in the wilderness [those things in the distance in the second picture are elk!]. I have more photos from this trip that I will share soon.. hopefully along with more from Berlin and also Venice!
In other news I started work on Monday at an architecture firm in Amsterdam and I’m quite liking it so far. Can’t believe November is half over already!