Thursday, March 28, 2013

Works

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Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; 

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.

Psalm 139:14-18

Hiking in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

M√ľnchen

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Sun and snow. Perfect train trips. Memories of dancing on tables. Nights that feet like they go on forever. Buskers playing classical music in Marienplatz. Church bells. Looking over the rooftops of Munich. Coming back to a home in the mountains.
Instagram: @m4dlol

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Market

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Dornbirn & Feldkirch Saturday Markets, Austria


Friday, March 8, 2013

Settle

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Sometimes it takes longer to settle in somewhere. I like to think of myself as an easygoing and adaptable person, but deep, deep down I know I'm not. I was feeling down when I took these photos two weeks ago, a definite low-point and anti-climax to this anticipated semester abroad. I was surrounded by so much beauty and was constantly reminded  of how lucky and privileged I am, but inexplicably felt sad.
Luckily things have changed so much since then - I really wasn't expecting to feel homesick - and I am loving it here now. The European lifestyle - buying fresh bread bread from the bakery every day, shopping at the fantastic markets, riding my bike to university, having my own apartment in an international student house (it sometimes feels like I'm living in the sequel of my all-time favourite film L'auberge Espagnole), the view from my classroom of the mountains, the amazing beer, skiing, weekend trips to Germany, jogging to Switzerland... eeek I'm lucky. I have settled in and will post more often from now on.