Sunday, November 21, 2010

Project Photo: The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany

Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.

The controversial Holocaust Memorial was designed by the architect Peter Eisenmann and engineer Buro Happold. The memorial consists of 2711 concrete slabs (stelae) and covers around 4.7 acres of ground. The Stelae are all the same length and width, however the height varies for each piece and are all placed on un-even ground in a grid-like pattern. It was designed to make the viewer feel confused, uneasy and lost, which is exactly what I felt. Some people may view this as just a block of concrete, but I took a moment to immerse myself in the shadows of the blocks to view and decipher my own view of the memorial and thinking of the Jews who had lost their lives.

Many people have different opinions and visions about the memorial. Above I have taken a picture to show my view through my eyes and the camera lens.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Project Photo: Phi Phi Ley

Have you ever searched for holidays in Thailand, particularly for Phuket? Have you come across one particular photo that stands out in many travel websites and magazines? Well I would certainly have to agree that there is one perfect picture that somes up this holiday destination and this is my version of the long boat on Phi Phi Don where 'The Beach' was filmed!

Long Boat on Maya Beach, Phi Phi Ley, Thailand

Friday, September 3, 2010

Project Photo

I did a canal tour through Amsterdam and was happy snapping away with my camera of the copious amounts of bikes, un even apartments, boat houses and windows until I came across this gorgeous little car and decided to take a snap of him too!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cycle Adventure: St Kilda to Black Rock

Recently, I had my Mountain Bike serviced as I had not used it for a long time (years in fact), so today, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine Melbourne finally had to offer and ventured off on my bike. A little shaky, a little nervous, but gradually built up my confidence to ride along side the passing cars. It made me realise what little knowledge I had about the rules on the road as a cyclist, but luckily Melbourne is cycle friendly and I just followed what other cyclists did.

Riding along on such a beautiful day really does get your heart racing. The feeling of freedom and not being trapped in a cocoon where you are constantly trying to get the temperature right, find some good music and trying to find a parking spot once you arrive at your destination, riding your bike really does seem logical.

The scenery along the beach is just beautiful and I had to stop to take in the surrounds.
The ride back home was a little hard I must admit. Every sight of a hill made me sigh a little and riding in to the wind really didn't help my aching gluteus maximus.

After my little adventure today, the possiblity of selling my car has crossed my mind and now I want to see more of Australia (and the world) on two wheels!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Project Photo

Whilst I was viewing the Grand Palace in Bangkok, a group of school students from Chiang Mai were very excited to see me and started to follow my every footstep. I finally asked if they would like a photo and they all were extremely happy to join in for the group shot!

School group from Chiang Mai at the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Project Photo

Everyday, I will upload a picture related to a travel experience. Today's photo was taken in December 2008 located in a small village in Cambodia.

Kampong Chan: Waterfall

I recently printed this photo on a large canvas for my grandmothers 90th birthday as she loves waterfalls.