Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lately


This is Autumn, the time of year when I give up completely on trying to straighten my hair and just let it be the unruly mess of curls that it is. When checkered scarves and woollen hats reappear. When fluffy socks and jumpers become my second skin. 


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Stolen Moments | Germany

Hello loves,
I went to Germany in July with my family for a week and am only now getting around to posting these pictures *blogger fail*

We first stayed in the beautiful mountain region of Garmisch- Partenkirchen, which is right on the border of Austria so we popped back and forth between the two. 

I have never fallen in love with a country so deeply! Germany is full of charm and allure. From the friendly people to the scrumptious food, it excelled all my expectations. 
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Villes √Čteintes

While on one of my  more recent procrastination stumbles through the internet I came across the simply awe inspiring work of Thierry Cohen. Cohen has imagined various familiar cities from around the world without any light or electricity. I find these images to be absolutely stunning and I simply had to share them with you. If like me, you should be cramming for finals right now, take a look at these images and allow yourself a few moments to fully appreciate them before you refocus and get whatever you need to do done *yes I know this is easier said than done **and that I sound incredibly hypocritical, whatever. 

Anyway here are a few of my favourites from the collection. You can find the rest here.


Tokyo

Paris

New York

Rio de Janeiro
San Francisco 







 
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Words

There are just two of us on the double decker coach returning to Dublin, including the elderly driver - a kind, if slightly ridiculous man who called me pet five times while giving me my bus ticket. The other passenger - a man who has not stopped furiously typing on his laptop sits opposite me at a tabled seat. We share knowing comical glances as the bus halts and jumps due to the drivers misinterpretation of space on every bend. I scribble words on a piece of paper. He continues to abuse his laptop keyboard. 

The sky is on fire as the sun sets. It magically silhouettes the stereotypical Irish landscape that surrounds the motorway. The shadows of hauntingly bare trees line up to our left as the last drips of light fall on the rolling hills to our right. 

I dare to let my feet rest on the seat in front of me, secretly thrilled with my minuscule rebellion against the 'no feet on the seat' sign that lingers above my head. 

I watch the world race past through a dirty bus window.   
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

London

Hello lovelies! 
As some of you may know, my best friend is attending college in London and so as part of my Christmas present from my parents I went to visit her for a week. Myself and another friend flew back with her on the 4th of January as she was back in college on the 6th.

As you may know my mom is English and therefore England is pretty much a second home.Meaning London is nothing new to me and I wasn't really too excited about going to London itself more so about visiting my friend. But the friend that came with us had never been to England before let alone London! And I soon began to realise that this made the trip so much more enjoyable for me as I guided her around the city, seeing it almost as if for the first time again. 

We visited every part of London, and at every place I saw or noticed something I had never seen before. 
People busily toing and froing as the Christmas season came to an end, towering buildings of new and old, beautiful Christmas decorations offering the last of their magic for the year, the madness of the winter sales and everything else that London is that can't be put in to words.

It all felt brand new and I gave in fully to the feeling of being a tourist in a country I basically grew up in! It was strangely freeing to allow myself to see things I've seen countless times, but in a whole new way! 







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