Monday, March 17, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

My scanner broke a while back, so I have stacks of film photos that never made it into posts. One of the trips in these stacks, was a trip to Ireland I made a few years ago to visit a good friend who was living there for a few months.

I still don't have a working scanner, and not sure when I'll have one again, so I just took the cheaper route and took photos of the photos with my digital camera. The photos of the photos are below, mixed with some pics that were originally digital to begin with.

Can't go to Dublin without a stop here.

Just a really pretty, green wall.

Wicklow Street.

Sculpture in the National Botanic Gardens.

Christ Church Cathedral.

On the public bus.

St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Ha'penny Bridge.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Paris and Switzerland -- my first compilation video ever!

I had a few requests from family to make more of a story-oriented post similar to the ones I did for our recent Oregon/Washington trip. I really tried to think of a good way to do this, but with two weeks worth of photos and videos of "wandering around" Paris and Switzerland, every post I tried to write either didn't flow well, or didn't really capture the laid back feel of this trip.

So I decided to put everything together in one video. As you'll clearly see, I've NEVER put together anything like this before. I learned the very basics of iMovie just for this project. I'm no cinematographer, and this is definitely not a beautiful Ken Burns documentary (although I love that feature in the iMovie program), but hopefully it gets across how wonderful, romantic, and easy going this entire trip was.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

switzerland pt 3: train views and engelberg

a little town at the southern end of Lake Zurich

Just outside Zug

selfie just outside the train station in Engelberg

view of the Alps from Engelberg

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

paris, pt 4


Moulin Rouge.



Our lock on the lock bridge


Monday, January 13, 2014

Paris, pt 3

The Seine

Eiffel tower, again

View from butte Montmartre

Sacre Cœur

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paris, pt 2


View from the hotel room


Montparnasse Cemetery


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Paris, pt 1

For my birthday, which happens to be Christmas Eve, my boyfriend Jay flew me out to meet him in Paris. We spent a week checking off our list of touristy things and wandering aimlessly around the various arrondissements stopping at cafes and drinking all the wine before heading to Switzerland for another week (those photos will be up in the next week or so.)

notre dame.

the louvre.

Roue de Paris

Eiffel Tower

Champs Elysees

Thursday, December 5, 2013

fall weekends in new paltz (pt. 2)

My last post about New Paltz was getting a little long, so I decided to break it up into two parts. These pics are from several different trips.

(this pony lives on the farm where we stay)

Quite possibly the best (most hilarious?) view to wake up to ever:

So many wineries, so little time!

Camp shower:

baby guinea fowl:

adult guinea fowl: