Madrid, Spain

Saturday Wander Pt. I


I’ve mentioned before how I like doing things by myself, but that I haven’t really been doing that so much lately. So while everyone was sleeping off hangovers Saturday afternoon, I made my way into Madrid for some exploring and photo taking. While the weather wasn’t the best, compared to the weather we’ve been having, it was still nice and when the wind died down, warm. While I was still an awkward duck while ordering a coffee and banging my knees and bag on everything (there’s no half way with me. I’m either cool as ice and just glide on in or else I’m tripping over everything and not in a cute, dorky way, either.), it was refreshing and something I’ll be putting more effort into doing more often.  Continue reading

Madrid, Spain

On a Saturday Night



Saturday was good. It was easy. It was a ‘spend the day in your pajamas because everyone went out last night and no one’s alive yet’ kind of day followed by Alex and I buying sandwich supplies from Ahorra Mas because he could not wait for dinner and sitting on a cold, slightly damp stone bench at Principe Pio waiting for another friend to arrive for dinner. (Naturally he wasn’t all that hungry by the time it came to order.)  Madrid was chilly and slightly damp and kids were running through the puddles in front of us.  We stopped in front of a restaurant we told each other we’ll have to try in the future. We came back to Rivas and finally stopped in at that tapas bar on my street and Alex hit his head on his beer glass and I didn’t fall off my stool, so all in all, it was a wonderful evening.  Continue reading


Favourite Photogs: Gerda Taro


Gerda Taro was born Gerta Pohorylle to a Jewish-Galician family in Stuttgart. She fled Nazi occupied Germany  for Paris in 1934, where she met Friedmann Endre. He taught her photography and together the two of them invented Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as a ruse to earn more money off their photographs, as Americans were paid more than Europeans for their work.  They were found out, but the two of them kept their altered names, the names they eventually became famous by.  Continue reading


Hello, 2014 (part i)

proactiveTwo years ago I decided to forgo making a list of resolutions and instead just stick to a word to help define my year.  My first year was ‘fearless’, last year’s was ‘determined’ , and this year I’m picking ‘proactive’.  Unlike my two previous words, this one took me a couple of weeks to settle on, even though there really weren’t any other contenders, it just felt too forward, too energetic, too much going forward and not enough calm to balance it out.  But, it also felt right because of that. Continue reading

Misc., Playlist

Mix: Joyeux Noel

joyeux noel

Since the calendar has officially flipped over into December, I’ve become a little behind when it comes to getting in the spirit of things. I’m blaming Madrid for this one. As someone who’s grown up with snow for Halloween, this +10C weather and lack of snow has everything thrown right off. However! Since I have noted the ‘problem’, I’m going to do everything I can to get into the swing of things. The first place I looked to? My iTunes.  Continue reading