Monthly Archives: November 2010

Off To Berlin

A month of traveling is almost at its end and a great chill has spread across northern Europe. I find myself headed to Berlin tomorrow, where the high will be around -12 C/10F on Wednesday. It’s such a lovely city with snow (image from here).

Weekend Links #7

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Reading this article on women wanting to look nice while riding a bicycle (via amsterdamized, above image)
2. Meeting Amy and Micha Merrick on the trip to Amsterdam and introducing them to two favorites: stroopwafels and koffie verkeerd
3. Seeing this short film from London online

Wandering Oporto

The travels of the previous week took me to Oporto, Portugal to set up a photo exhibition in Maia. The final day brought me a few rainy hours to play the flâneur, wandering through the streets of the city. This trip was just a taste and I am enticed to see more. The conversations with the locals piqued my interest to return and explore this country with great pride in the past and great worry for the future.

Weekend Links #6

After an eventful past week, I bring you Weekend Links, a collection of interesting bits and pieces. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I experienced last week:
1. Loving the music of Agnes Obel, a Danish pianist. Perfect for the fast-coming winter (pictured above, via 11.54)
2. Intrigued by this article about the divergent personalities of siblings on NPR
3. Reading a Thanksgiving reminder Back to the Land by Maira Kalman (pictured below)
4. Sifting through my photos from Oporto, Portugal and Köln, Germany. Coming soon…

Back in London

A quick trip to London this week, where I went to make a short film about a photo exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall. Two inspiring days to interview photographers and photography lovers.

I also had a few moments away from the camera equipment to peek around London, a city I haven’t visited for a few years now. A walk over Waterloo Bridge with a view of the cityscape, a lazy pub lunch, and a bit of window shopping in Soho. It was a wonderful, although blustery, reunion.

Weekend Links #5

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I experienced this week:
1. Listening to Inside the Icelandic Music Scene on KEXP
2. More planning for a (mostly) vegetarian Thanksgiving celebration (pictured above).
3. Wanting this cute owl (via Elsa May)
4. Reading about Jonathan Safran Foer’s unique formatted upcoming book (pictured below via simonvanoldenbeek)
5. Wishing for the Portland Farmer’s Market in my backyard when I look at these photos (via @blueeyesbren)
6. Scouring the program of the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, which begins on Wednesday
7. Planning for a trip to Porto, Portugal this week and Cologne, Germany this weekend

Inside the Train

After my ride to the north, I was happy to see this familiar scene of the inside of a Dutch train by German photographer Julian Turner (via constant wanderlust: randomitis).

To the North

On Friday afternoon I took a train to the north of Holland, to a city called Groningen. A corner of the country that was new to me. Time to think and look out the window. And another perspective on the Dutch landscape in the height of autumn  (photo from here).

Weekend Links #4

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I experienced this week:
1. Seeing CocoRosie at Melkweg. A beautiful performance.
2. Planning a vegetarian Thanksgiving.
3. Adding the beautiful Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest calendar by Mossière to my wish list (pictured above, via unruly things).
4. Reading The Case for Obama.
5. Discovering the lovely knitwear of Louise Durgate (pictured below) and receiving a free hat as the first customer from the Netherlands.
6. Reading through Persistence, a book of photography by 12 amazing photographers including Andrea Gjestvang, Dominic Nahr and Sarah Elliott.

November Travels

The month of November is here and I have several trips ahead of me. Friday will take me on a short trip to Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. The following week I’m off to London. The third week to Portugal, my first time in the country! Upon my return, I will spend one night in Amsterdam before heading for a weekend – and hopefully the Weihnachstmärkte, Christmas markets – in Cologne. And the final trip at the end of the month will take me to Berlin.

Most of the travels are related to work projects, but nothing sounds better than being surrounded by photography and stories in foreign lands. I imagine I won’t need to unpack or put away my suitcase for the entire month (image from johnnyvintage).