Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016

A while ago, I stumbled upon a quote saying something like "whenever you want to say that you don't have time, say you don't want to make it a priority instead". It may sound harsh, but it's shockingly true: You can always make time for things that are a priority. And yes, in the last months, blogging was not a priority for me. To be honest, I don't feel the need to justify this priority shift. But maybe this summary of my spring 2016 can explain why I preferred to live offline for a change, and why it took me this [...]

By |2016-08-09T11:03:19+02:002016/08/06|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of February 2016

You know, I wouldn't even care if we had just skipped February altogether. Seriously, the month of February is just miserable in Central Europe -- and it's probably even worse in Northern Germany, because if the sun ever shows she does it in Southern Germany. Anyways, besides my best efforts and resolutions to stay positive, I turned into a proper grump towards the end of the month. I can't even find the right words to explain just how over freezing non-stop drizzle I am. I know, I sound like a sun-deprived crazy person, but honestly, that's what a February like this [...]

By |2016-03-02T09:16:13+01:002016/03/01|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of January 2016

First of all, I didn't mean to skip my December round-up, but I was so busy with domestic travel and holiday events that I didn't find the time to write a single word. Then, January just swept over me in no time and December (and 2015 in general) already felt like it was such a long time ago. January was a bit of a strange month -- it was slow, gray, sleepy, busy, and the weather went from -14 degrees Celsius and snow storms to +12 degrees and non-stop April rain within a week. Travel Whereas in December I traveled more [...]

By |2016-02-09T22:35:17+01:002016/02/09|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , |8 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of November 2015

One Friday in November, I came home from work late. I was crashed and frustrated, because I too often feel like it's impossible to keep up with all the smart and insanely ambitious people around me. I sat on the kitchen table for an hour that Friday, still wearing my winter coat, questioning everything I had done in my life so far. I got myself together after a while, and decided to distract myself with some stupid TV shows when a news app let my phone buzz: There were reports of several shootings in Paris. There was so much uncertainty at first, but with [...]

By |2015-12-07T22:49:30+01:002015/12/07|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of October 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with October: When the sun is out and the foliage glows all technicolor in golden light, I swear that October is my favorite month of the year. But when it's foggy and gloomy for days and I have to go grocery shopping in the dark because the sun sets at 5pm (thanks to daylight savings), I don't even know how I'm supposed to make it through the next months of darkness and subzero temperatures. This October already provided pretty much everything regarding weather options: Fog, wind, sleet, drizzle, snow (!!) -- but also a few days [...]

By |2015-11-09T12:17:39+01:002015/11/04|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of August 2015

I had planned for August to be a slow month. With a lot of time for reading and writing and concentrating. August in a German university town like Göttingen means the city is pretty empty and the supermarkets actually still have frozen pizza on stock, which would never happen during the semester. Life feels a little more relaxed and quiet in August. In some ways August really was a slow month -- except that I barely spent a weekend at home. Travel Ever since my last visit to Paris back in June 2013, I've been wanting to return. Paris is [...]

By |2015-09-15T23:54:47+02:002015/08/29|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of July 2015

As the amount of blog posts I managed to finish in July already implies: It was a very busy month. (In my defense though: Composing that huge Jordan photo essay took me about three weeks, so I hope you'll forgive me that it was otherwise a bit too quiet over here). There was a crazy lot of stuff going on at work last month, but I also had a social life every once in a while. And I mean, if it happens to be one of Germany's rare summer days and you're invited to a barbecue, you really don't want [...]

By |2015-07-31T15:14:54+02:002015/07/31|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , |8 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of June 2015

June was a mess. I was really looking forward to June, but it was a messy month. My financial situation (too broke after May travels), my social media channels (too neglected), my hair (too long), my apartment (too dusty), my thoughts (too much going on) -- everything was pure chaos. I thought May had had its depressing times, but sadly, June was even worse. Summer came to Germany to tease us for four glorious days, but just when I was getting ready to paint my toe nails to officially wear sandals again, summer was gone again already. Gray skies, rain, and early March [...]

By |2015-07-01T23:11:11+02:002015/07/01|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , |7 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015

I feel like being a little too redundant with starting off this monthly recap with the same cliché I used for my April wrap-up, but it just sounds so adequate this time around as well: May was a month of quite a few ups and downs regrading life, weather, and emotional states. But if writing monthly round-up posts has taught me anything yet, then that life is just like a constant roller coaster ride sometimes. Maybe this is just the reality of 20-something life. Maybe this is even just life in general. But how would we even notice the highlights if there [...]

By |2015-06-11T13:29:43+02:002015/05/31|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Photo Essay: Impressions from Luxembourg City

To be honest, I had no real reason to go to Luxembourg. Usually, I book trips to places with famous museums or libraries or medieval churches I want to visit in mind, but none of those things called me to Luxembourg City. Back in February, I had been a little frustrated with winter and just randomly booked a soothing trip to anywhere for my boyfriend Steffen and me. We actually hadn't left the country together ever since our trip to Belgium back in 2013, and although our domestic weekend trips to Berlin and Hamburg were super fun last summer, it was [...]

By |2015-10-22T11:50:01+02:002015/05/14|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , |23 Comments
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