Friday, 18 April 2014

Montreal Living

I've been here for about two weeks now. I still need to start taking some photos with film, but it's all been lovely and gritty and interesting and a little scary without any kind of support system. That's okay. I'm already making new pals and live in a great (cheap!) apartment in a really nice neighbourhood. I think I want to try to study French in May if I can (if not, the job-hunting begins!)

It snowed in my first couple of days here, and then about two days ago. The weather here is kind of insane and not Vancouver-y at all. I also bought some of my favourites (in French) to read, but I don't think my level is quite good enough for that yet. C'est la vie!

This city has some beautiful old architecture and feels very European. However, it also has lots of graffiti, lots of industrial landscapes, lots of everything really. I like it here.

Monday, 17 March 2014

I'm Back…

I missed this blog a lot, so I decided to start using it again. Here are some photos since my absence.

I'm moving to Montreal in about two weeks for new adventures.

The above shots were taken when I was on a walk with Piper. I think these were taken in October/Novemberish.

The following two are from my solitary walk after work when it snowed in the city, a rare but beautiful occurrence.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Dinner with Andrew and Daryn

From a few months ago. Andrew and Daryn used to hold regular dinner parties and had a halloween party recently. I've been drifting in and out of people's lives, which can be both an interesting and lonely experience. Everything feels much different lately, and everyone feels different too. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Looking for Ghosts

All of my friends keep leaving to go do Masters degrees elsewhere, and Geoff is one of them. We went for a walk in the graveyard before he left. These are developed by me, lovely black and white film.

I've been listening to a lot of Joy Division and Mode Moderne (a local band here) and all of this post punk wonderfulness has really coloured the way I see things... and I want to do a lot more black and white like this in the future. It's a much different style than the soft colour I like, but it's still somewhat dreamy, isn't it? Just a darker, dreary dream.

After, we just kept walking. Geoff and I used to just walk and talk about our lives for hours. Here are two more shots from our day:

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Summer Lady Picnic

Oops, long time no post! I've been so busy with working full time teaching now. Lots of things are changing for me, and my plan right now is to move to Montreal sometime next year and hopefully get a work transfer. I'm super excited for that.

I've finally scanned lots of film that I've neglected over the last few months, here are some shots of a fun summer lady picnic I had with a group of girls.

I remember we spent a while making daisy chains that we all ended up wearing :)

We went for a bit of a walk afterwards through Queen Elizabeth park.

The rest of the girls stayed behind, and this is a few from our way down back to them.

I have two more film sets to share that are a bit older, but they do fit better into the fall season. Scanning so many at a time is difficult though, I will try to only do one set at a time from now on! 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Ice Cream with Piper

I went to Stanley Park with Piper who is now super pregnant. This is from a few months ago, but I'm finally getting around to posting it. She's hella babely.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea

The cutest pictures of my lovely cousins (and sister, the eldest photographed) swimming in Croatia. Most of these were taken with a disposable underwater camera, but some were with the zenit. A fun way to mark the end of my trip photos. I'm going to be extremely busy this August, but I'm sure I will be making some photo posts of Vancouver-based things and people soon enough.

Tina is my favourite, shhh. <3