Lisbon and is the first city in Europe I visited by myself. I was only there for a day though. Hopefully someday I can come back because there's so much to do and see in this city.
The Colosseum in B&W.
I joined the tour to learn about the history of the Colosseum. It is very interesting! Like how it is now a ruin because the marble floors and walls were removed and was used to make St. Peter's Basilica. Or that it was originally called Amphitheatrum Flavium and that there's a giant statue of Emperor Nero (which they called a Colossus because of its size) beside it, so the colossus name sticked. There's so much more!!
I've always been a sucker for the sound of pouring rain hitting the roof of my home whilst I fall asleep.
From my apartment here in Vancouver to the tin roof on our old wooden Queenslander* that I grew up in, it's always been one of my all time favourite things.
And since we're on the topic of rain, here's a candid shot, from another rainy day a little while ago, captured on 35mm film. -
*For my friends that are not from the land down under, this is a house traditionally made out of timber, with a corrugated iron roof, a verandah on one or more sides of the house and raised up from the ground, resting on several large wooden stumps.
Aly is full of beauty and grace, and cares deeply for the world around her. She’s also been at our house for more Pizza Nights™️ than we can count. Honored to know and take senior photos of such a special person 💛
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe 🇪🇸 Location of GoT's Dragonstone.
When we went here, I've never watched GoT before because the series is too long and I don't have an HBO account. 😅
Anyway, commuting to this place is possible but quite tiring. We flew from Madrid to Bilbao, road a bus to Bakio (bus is not every hour), road another bus that will take us near here, then walk either the long way (30min walk) or the shorter but harder way to reach the tip of the island, then climb around 300 steps to the top. IT WAS WORTH IT. The view is amazing. 😍
Paris 🇫🇷. Heard a lot of negative feedback
about Paris. A lot of people told me to avoid it because it's smelly and dirty. Of course, I still went to see it for myself. I have to say that I'm glad that they told me all those negative side of Paris; it made me really like the city.
I mean sure, some areas are smelly and dirty. But everything else is ❤️.