Saturday, October 22, 2011

Good times in Norwegian Cabin country

This week my classmates and I made a little trip up to a nice cabin in the woods near Oslo... it was really quite fun and it was of course great to get out of the city and get some nice hiking done. I really hope the opportunity to do more of this kind of thing and maybe take a week long trip up in to the mountains or something like that. Other than that this week has not been particularly eventful, I have been doing tons of coursework (mostly readings) but I really cant complain as I am enjoying it. The first couple pictures are obviously not taken out in the forest, but rather just around my apartment.
Hope you enjoy the photos.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feeling nostalgic: Rome 2003 - My most self indulgent blog post ever

Since 2005 I have been documenting my adventures my adventures on this blog, some have been really exciting and life changing, others mundane at best. However I have not until this point made a post about something which happened more than a week or so in the past... I guess there is a first time for everything. Now, I do not consider myself a particularly nostalgic person but listening to the fantastic History of Rome Podcast (Thanks Eivind for the recommendation) I have been feeling quite nostalgic indeed.

There is no real way to describe what the 2003 UNB intersession in Rome meant to me. I have since often thought that the first place you ever really travel to as a young adult (excluding non exotic countries like those in your immediate region) is often remembers as a first love. As with lovers, your first trip is unlikely to be your last but it will have always been your first and you are always likely to think fondly of it. During this time I also met many friends, some of whom I still keep in touch with fairly regularly and feel fortunate to be able to share memories with.

Keeping this blog has been very cool in that it allows me to easily go back and see what I was doing years ago, and although due to its public nature I tend to self censure quite a bit... it still activates memory triggers in my mind which allow me in some way or another to "relive" all these great and sometimes not so great times in my life. Also it is fun to see how I have (hopefully) gotten better as a photographer =)

Well enough of this self indulgence, I hope you enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

More Fall Colors!

The past week or so has had some fairly decent weather, so its given me a few opportunities to run outside and take a few shots. As you can see, the fall is in full swing and the days are getting shorter... but oh well. I have finished the first course of my Masters and I think that things with school are progressing fairly well... I am quite happy with my program and am looking forward to figuring out what exactly do to about my thesis. Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos!