Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The Heart of a Child

I went to the zoo more times this summer than I have in a really longtime. I went when I was in London with 3 of the kids I was living with and then again with my two younger siblings after coming back to the states. In a time of my life where so much is up in the air and people start refering to me as an adult (which totally and completely FREAKS me out!) it was great to be able to go back to some place as simple as the zoo. I spent so much time there as a little kid and still I become excited about things like the otters swimming close to the glass or charging around an exibit with my little sister trying to find the tiger cubs.

These pictures are two of my favorites of the kids from when I was in London. The first is on our walk through Regent's Park on the way to the zoo and the second in the aquarium portion of the zoo. I love that one especially because it's so hard to get a candid picture of this little girl! Like most 3 year old girls she LOVES having her picture take so as soon as a camera is even in sight she gets the biggest (and sometimes very cheesy) smile on her face. I snapped this one when she didn't notice I had the camera out because she was so interested in the different colored fish.

iTunes: I believe by Franka Potente on the Run Lola Run Soundtrack

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Avoiding the Wave

Since Anna's been posting some pictures of the North Carolina beaches I thought I'd add this one into the mix. Everyday the pelicans would be out watching us as we sat, swam or in my case slept on the beach. I told my youngest sister that they were watching HER. :-P

iTunes: When You've Gone by Avril Lavigne

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A little one

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."
-Galadriel in Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Monday, 20 August 2007

If you must know

I actually prefer playing in a 1-3-3-2-1 it shakes things up a bit.

iTunes: Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Hide and Seek


"Hide And Seek"

Where are we? What the hell is going on?
The dust has only just begun to form,
Crop circles in the carpet, sinking, feeling.
Spin me round again and rub my eyes.
This can't be happening.
When busy streets a mess with people
would stop to hold their heads heavy.

Hide and seek.
Trains and sewing machines.
All those years they were here first.

Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before.
The takeover, the sweeping insensitivity of this
still life.

Hide and seek.
Trains and sewing machines. (Oh, you won't catch me around here)
Blood and tears,
They were here first.

Mmm, what you say?
Mm, that you only meant well? Well, of course you did.
Mmm, what you say?
Mm, that it's all for the best? Ah of course it is.
Mmm, what you say?
Mm, that it's just what we need? And you decided this.
Mmm what you say?
What did she say?

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth.
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs.
Speak no feeling, no I dont believe you.
You don't care a bit. You don't care a bit.

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth.
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs.
Speak no feeling, no I don't believe you.
You don't care a bit. You don't care a bit.

You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit

Wednesday, 15 August 2007


I love traveling by trains. It's a good thing too because I take the subway and EL train everyday! I've started to like pictures of train platforms. I love thinking about how many trains pass through a station each day carrying hundreds of people to and from work or where ever it is their daily walks of life are carrying them. The top photo is from London and the bottom is in Brussels. I like how the lighting is kind of the same in both pictures and how the shots are from two different directions on the platforms.

iTunes: Break Free by Hillsong

Sunday, 12 August 2007

View from the River Thames

Oh London....How I wish I was still there. I guess it's only fair to say that "All good things must come to an end".

iTunes: Bhajo Naam by Aradhna

Friday, 3 August 2007

An ant's perspective

Brussels is such a cool city!! I don't think a lot of people when they consider going to Europe would necessarily have Brussels on the top of their lists. The city is very old but has a modern feel to it also. All of the streets are made of cobblestone and/or marble. This shot is from the town square (many more pictures of the square to come). I like this picture because it captures part of the square from the ground up where most people probably wouldn't view it from.