Sunday, 10 November 2013

In Dublin's Fair City... How I miss it now



Right now I'm missing Ireland quite a bit, and all the people I met there. I never really wanted to leave at the time, but Europe called. I travelled around for a good couple months - as you've seen on my (not so recent whoops) posts. This was an amazing experience but also pretty exhausting so that by the time it came to go home I was glad. Nice to sleep in your own bed and not have to uproot yourself and drag all your possessions around every few days. So at first I was just happy to be home, but now I've really been missing exchange...It was quite an experience, so maybe a little hard to just come back and re-adjust. Don't get me wrong I love living in Australia and Melbourne is a great city (in many ways it actually has more to offer than Dublin), but I still miss it so I'm going to post some pictures of Ireland.

Trim Castle, Country Meath (aka Braveheart omg)

Bray



Taking pictures featuring Dublin strangers...as you do



Poulnabrone dolmen, the Burren, County Clare
Just some tomb that casually dates between 4200 and 2900 BC.


Limerick


Made it to the races! - there was a student race day



Cork

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Lately

A break from travel shots perhaps? Lately I've been overwhelmed by assignments. The weather has been up and down - Spring is an interesting season in Melbourne.
In my studying fest getting my hair out of my face accidentally put my hair into a bow, thought it was kind of cool - might have an attempt at a neat, wearable version!

It also happens to be the day of a national election in Australia! I am probably not going to like the outcome but still kind of fun to get to go and vote. Choose wisely kids.




The neat corner of my room ha! All I'm wearing is op shop finds or "thrifted" if you prefer


Leather jacket stolen from the sister, she has a decent collection




I'm doing a first year architecture subject - it's a fair amount of work, lots of assignments

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

All roads lead to Rome


Rome was epic, and also excessively busy and hot - but I expected these things. Seeing those ancient monuments where so much history has unfolded with your own eyes is pretty darn cool. It probably wasn't my favourite place, but that might partly be my feeling because of individual circumstance! Firstly the place we were staying was not that great but also my friend who I was meeting up with there's bag got lost on the way between there and London! Quite stressful (especially for her) but it all worked out in the end of course. Though it did take a while - she didn't get it till we were in Venice actually! Venice was where we met immediately after Rome (I know,  I already posted Venice snaps so clearly am not posting in chronological order at all, but what can you do! ps Berlin is before them both anyway!)

For me a highlight of Rome was all the fab baroque churches, there were really some great ones and by no means did I see them all. My architectural enthusiasm is probably starting to show through in these recent posts, and in my chosen subject matters...I am currently doing an architecture subject as an elective actually!

One memorable feature of Rome was the Cappuchin Crypt, in fact that is a place I don't think I will ever forget. Now I was not aloud to take photos in there - but I'm a rebel (especially where organised religion is concerned, which I regard with great suspicion I'm afraid to say, though each to their own at the end of the day) so I snuck a few photos anyway for your viewing displeasure. It is probably the most macabre creation I have or ever will see, I think I'm a bit morbid in my curiosities but aren't we all?


Cappuchin Crypt



Best door ever, somewhere lost in Rome...


 Left: San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Right: St Peter's Basillica


Outside of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane by Borromini, one of my favourite churches in existence, best of Baroque right there!


Ruins etc. Just stuff that Rome casually has, you know


Had a bit of wet weather



Lion in the Vatican!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Ich bin ein Berliner


Above: The Jewish Museum, amazing, amazing architecture!

Like seemingly everyone else who ever goes there, I LOVED Berlin. Great for taking photos and exploring the streets - both of which I did a lot of! Berlin was a big moment within my European adventure, because I went there all by myself. That was a bit of a big deal for me, I was a little scared, but I actually had a brilliant time, and am so glad I did it.

 As you may have noticed I am currently attempting to fix up the layout, not sure why I couldn't figure out how to adjust the scale/size of the pictures and things earlier...laziness? quick to get frustrated with things? Hard to say, but in any case, hopefully my blog won't look quite so shitty now! But it's a work in progress okay? Next up I should probably try and so something about the sidebar and a decent header...


Schloss Charlottenberg









Making friends


Making even tinier friends




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Berlin Wall




Church bombed in the war