Showing posts from August, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

First of all, I would like to thank all my readers for sparing the time to keep up with my blog.  Randomly, a friend and I decided to hit Geneva for a day trip. It takes approximately two hours from where I live and that was quite nice to hop on the train and see spectacular views of nature. One of the best things about travelling is the journey, it gives you time to be alone in your seat and reflect about life.  I've been back in Europe for exactly a month now, and gone are the nights where I get homesick. I've finally adapted to the environment. Accepted the fact that living in the province has its perks as well. I'm back to the daily grind of my life and that's good.   Geneva known for its watches, chocolates, private banks and wealthy people also has the tallest fountain in the world; the Jet d'Eau. This is my third time to be in this city, and never has this piece stopped amazing me. If you stand below it, you can see the massive amount

Sion, Switzerland

It's been a week since I moved to the alps of Switzerland. There has been a lot of changes that happened to me, and I still am in the process of adjusting to this new lifestyle. Gone are the days when I could visit a mall at any time, or grab take out food at any hour, or just get lost in the tiny streets of a big city. It makes me happy to leave my village at times and explore new places. I just can't stay in one place for a long period of time.  What do you think about the Swiss Alps? Of course, Snow. Well at this moment, it's summer therefore snow is nonexistent in most places. Today, I took a trip to Sion which is a couple of kilometres away from where I live. Here are some photos that I took of Switzerland during the summer.  Climbed up the chateaux Tourbillon, which was built in the 14th century. When you get to the top, the beauty of nature will shut yourself silent.  Apparently, the canton of Valais in Switzerland produces a lo

Apres-midi / Afternoon

Ever since I was younger, every time I get the chance to sleep in the afternoon, I do. In Paris, the sun does not set until 10 in the evening because it's summer. I slept until 4 in the afternoon before I headed out to see some sights. It's now 9 in the evening and while writing this post, I can see the sunset outside my window. I took a photo of it and posted it at the end of this entry. I did not make the tourist sights as my main subject in most of my photos today because I believe that details are more important. I want something that tells a story. This is something you commonly see in luxury brand campaigns. I think having the main tourist sights come off as discreet makes it better. Finding inspiration in the different rues is what amazed me this afternoon as well. Some of the art galleries that offer minimalism and contemporary art are found in the Saint-Germain area. The district where I am currently staying in. I am quite inspired to create a gallery so

Parisian morning

Woke up earlier than usual today to get a feel of the Parisian morning scene. Strolling down the streets, watching the sun rise, people working on their  mise en place , cafes starting to get occupied by people who grab their petit dejeuner before heading to work. I wanted to be part of that morning scene. Since I really miss working here, I decided to go for the corporate look as I went out of the flat.  La Seine River in the Ile de la Cite  along with the Pont Neuf . This is situated in the central part of the city where trade between regions were strong back in the old days. Therefore, it is very significant to their government way back in time.   Saint Germain area -  No it's not a German quarter of the city. It's an old district as well. If you are fond with the lives of famous poets and writers such as Voltaire and Ernest Hemingway, this area was their turf. They spent countless hours in the dozens of coffee shops scattered in the district.