Wednesday, January 28, 2015

from where I stand

I haven't been taking a ton of pictures since I got back from the holiday break, as we pretty much immediately entered into finals season here in Munich. Between projects, tests, essays, and napping as a procrastination tactic, I just haven't had much time! But one thing I've been doing throughout the year is snapping the occasional photo out of my window here and there, to capture the insane beauty of my view. My backyard is the gorgeous Englischer Garten, and it just has so many photogenetic moments to offer me! The way it looks changes constantly, depending on the season, weather and time of day. I'm ashamed to say that I've spent a lot more time looking at the garden than actually being in it, but don't worry, it's a goal of mine for next semester.

I hope you have all had a great beginning of 2015, and stay tuned the next few months, as I have a lot of exciting travel plans coming up! And you know I'll have my camera out all the time, just like any good tourist.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mini gift-haul

I kept this post to myself until after the holidays so I didn't ruin the surprise for anyone, but these a few of the things I picked up for different family members' Christmas presents while I was in Germany.
I saw these notebooks whilst browsing in Hugendubel and I just couldn't resist getting them for my parents and sister.
 For my wonderful Grandma, a coffee cup and, of course, a pickle ornament--a tradition which my Grandma told me about, but apparently no M√ľncheners have ever actually heard about.
For my artsy sister, a book from the Neue Pinakothek (the museum that we have spent the past month or two in for our Kunstgeschichte course) about Alfonso Mucha's art during the Art Noveau era, 2 coasters featuring paintings in the Neue Pinakothek, and this HUGE, fluffy, warm scarf from Zara. If she doesn't like it as a scarf, it's seriously so large that she could use it as a shawl, or a blanket....or a car cover. Whatever suits her fancy.
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