The Abbey gets a separate post from the rest of Glastonbury simply because it was my favourite part of the entire trip, followed swiftly by the rocky steep climb in Tintagel. I’m not going to give you all the facts – there’s Wikipedia and Google and my mum for that. The fact is simply that Glastonbury Abbey is the most breathtaking building or architectural structure I’ve ever stood in (or, on) – and I’ve […]
Now this was the one thing I had been absolutely adamant about seeing on this trip, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I did have a tremendous allergy attack while on the field, so I’m guessing I don’t handle the local Salisbury flora very well! It’s actually quite small when you get there, a bit underwhelming, but the landscape is absolutely gorgeous and you really feel the weight of time. There is something […]
This is it! We survived! So back in the beginning of June, I went on a road trip through England with my parents, from the 12nd to the 19th. We drove through Salisbury, Glastonbury, the Cotswolds, Dartmoor and Cornwall. It was absolutely amazing and I adored the trip, I had so much fun even though we were always rushing in the mornings and evenings – we changed hotels every night, always got to the hotel […]
Hello everyone! Long time no see. I went home for Easter break, as I probably mentioned before, and then I spent about a week in Rome with very limited internet access. While I was there I managed to upload a video (wahey!). You get to see my fabulous family, my dogs and my best friend in this one. I always toyed with the idea of vlogging one of my “triangle trips” – London/Lisbon/Rome/London – and […]
I’m sure after my slew of “Digital Diaries” posts earlier this year you’ve all realised what this series is about by now. Basically when I’m desperate to show everyone a place I’ve been to but don’t know when I’m going to get the actual 35mm photographs back, I make a quick post with snapshots taken with a not-so-good-but-half-decent compact camera I carry with me everywhere (for this explicit purpose). We were blessed with a very […]
Travelling isn’t just about getting on airplanes, buying souvenirs and taking pictures (ironically). Travelling is about breathing new air, experiencing great moments, and bringing back with you not keychains but memories. These pictures are artefacts of history, bookmarks of a thrilling page in your life, not postcards to show others the local monuments and landscapes. They’re images to remind you of things you smelled, smiles you received, laughter that escaped you, delicious things you ate, moments […]
For my second post in the Digital Diaries series, I have quite a few pictures of Paris, so I decided to split them into Cityscapes and close-up shots. I have posted a lot of 35mm film photographs of my September vacation in Paris with Gabriele on my Travels category which are far, far prettier but, as I said in yesterday’s post, the Digital Diaries posts will be mainly about quick, of-the-moment snapshots rather than beautiful images. […]
I thought I’d start a new series for all the instant, not-very-well-thought-out snapshots that I take with my tiny little (and not very powerful) pocket camera. I have a little Lumix that I carry with me literally everywhere – even when I’m out shopping – because I am a firm believer in capturing moments. I know nowadays you can do everything with a smartphone, but it’s so much easier for me to organise everything into […]
Back in early December, before going home for the holidays, I managed to hop to London for a day trip. Since Caterina had to go there for a project of hers, she asked me if I wanted to tag along so we could raid the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Selfridge's together and I promptly said 'hell yes!'. While she did her thing, however, I had some time to walk around and snap a couple of pictures of the Christmas lights before it got too dark for my 160ISO film.
In December, I picked up my trusty Canon AE-1 and decided to go for a walk along the sea with my friend Caterina (of Kateidoscope.com). Do I miss home? Yes. Do I miss Rome? Yes. Do I miss my boyfriend? Absolutely. But it's nice here. Actually, it's pretty damn gorgeous, and I'm going to enjoy my time here as much as I can.