For the past week-ish I have been working on this stop motion project. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try stop motion, plus I’ve been wanting to put something creative together from my trip. Since I lost a lot of my photos on that dead drive, the prospect of creating something was depressing, BUT then I started making my mom’s birthday present and decided to create a stop motion project out of it!
The whole process has been really tedious, a lot of crafting, crouching, climbing and building. I am so proud of the tripod I built out of cardboard, the back of a calendar, two chairs and some plywood. It looks amazing, guys.
I woke up the other morning and my legs were so sore I couldn’t climb the stairs properly, which means not only is this project creatively stimulating it’s also like a work out!
Here’s a sneak peek of the project:
Oh, the love affair I have with wall art.
Last weekend we decided to walk around on the outskirts of the city. At the end of our walk we discovered this really strange art exhibition called HUMAN (the meaning of which I would rather remained a mystery in fear that the truth would ruin the weirdness) and a beautiful view.
A collection of photographs from my two and a half years in California.
Here are some of the stops on the walking tour!
Our lovely guide Theo, who was not only very knowledgable, but also kind enough not to call me out for taking pictures of him. Also, the girl’s face is just too good.
The memorial to the murdered Jews of WWII is something the artist refused to explain.
I thought it was interesting the bunker where Hitler committed suicide was sealed off shortly after the war and now resides underneath a parking lot, with no plaque or designation.
The German Cathedral in Gendarmenmarkt. Both cathedrals in the square were heavily bombed during the war, so sadly most of this church is a reconstruction.
Checkpoint Charlie, where for 5 euros you can get a DDR stamp in your passport.
Berlin has such a rich and interesting history, though most is quite depressing. The 3 hour walking tour was by far my favorite part of my trip. Two and half days wasn’t enough time to really experience the city, and I found that I spent a lot of my time trying to navigate the public transportation system. My goal, whenever I get a chance to go again, is to find out things to do from locals.