Posted on October 4, 2012
Yesterday was such an amazing day. The weather was so nice with just the right temperature as well, in other words: a perfect go-for-a-walk-with-my-camera-day! Since I’m still at Pollock Halls I thought I’d check out the enormous chain of mountains that I look at every day from my room: Arthur’s seat. This is the remains of an extinct volcano, which is kind of cool.
This was such a nice walk, I enjoyed every second of it. It’s not a hard climb at all, the mountain itself is no more than 250 m in height, and there are so many paths to follow. But if you want to advance it a bit, you can always do what I did and walk everywhere else than where the paths went. It was really windy at the top, which made my self-portrait shoot a bit hard when I tried to use the timer. I looked like a crazy person running from the camera and over to the place where I put the focus. Almost tripped once, that gave me a near death-experience-feeling when looking down the steep hill.
It seems like autumn is finally arriving. I can’t wait to take this trip again when all the beautiful autumn colors starts to spark.
Posted on October 1, 2012
This Saturday I went to Leith to finally fulfill my promise: drink my first Guinness while wearing the weird, orange earring I got as a gift earlier this summer.
My sunshine and I got on a bus which 30 min later dropped us off in Leith, a surprisingly short trip with a lot of beautiful buildings to capture with my camera on the way. We still look like tourists whenever we go outside, looking more up pointing at all the buildings than checking if we walk on red lights. It’s a miracle that we haven’t been hit by a car yet.
Have to say, the Guinness tastes just as bad as every other beer I’ve ever tasted. I survived long enough to get a picture taken before I gave the beer away to my sunshine while enjoying some red wine myself. All in all a great day.
Posted on September 25, 2012
Self portraits done in black and white. I find myself enjoying my place behind the camera instead of in front. Not much of a model in me, I guess. Took these pictures a while back, thought I might just post them instead of having them on my hard drive and eventually forgetting them.
Life in Edinburgh is still great, though a lot of rain makes it hard to go on any photo walks in the afternoon… Joined a photo society at school, which might help me get some inspiration again. We are meeting this friday, can’t wait!
Posted on September 23, 2012
So, during freshers week we had something called “moosa dollars”, which pretty much is fake dollar bills with a picutre of a moose on them. A bunch of people had them, and you had to do something funny/weird/extraordinary for them to give you one. So during freshers week you had a chance every day to collect as many as you could, and then at the end of freshers week there would be an auction where you could bid on different things with these fake money.
At first I was kinda “neh” on the whole “collecting fake paper money”-idea, so I only had five of them. But then when I found out about all the cool stuff you could bid on, I just went “crazy norwegian”-style and tracked down as many people with moosa dollars that I could find. My best move was to sing. In norwegian. As bad as I could. The song? Itsy Bitsy Spider.
After about an hour of bad singing and a bunch of people laughing at me, Ì had over 60 moosa dollars.
This is what I won:
I’m so happy! A free trip where I can bring my sunshine and explore so much of Scotland…for free! 😀
I also won a free haircut for both me and my sunshine, and a free meal for two including red or white wine. Yay!
Posted on September 18, 2012
This is where I live! Baird House at Pollock Halls!
Everything is great! Freshers week is (finally) over. I feel too old for this. Partying seven days a week with next to no sleep what so ever, meeting a bunch of new people every day, new names, new places, new rules. I must say, I was a bit exhausted when the week was coming to an end.
Started my lectures on monday, and everything seems so… exciting! Can’t wait do dig down in my 1300-thick biology book! So far this is everything I hoped for, and even more. Hoping to get some time to talk to everyone back home this week, so people, log on to skype!
Oh, yeah, btw: I won a bunch of great stuff at the freshers auction, which I will tell you all about in another post.
Can say as much as this: a free trip costing over £230!
Posted on September 13, 2012
The first picture from Edinburgh. From the hotel we stayed in the first night.
The reception at Pollock Halls, where I live. And Arthurs Seat (the mountain) in the back!
One of the buildings at our campus.
Found these awesome duck-socks at Primark, and convinced my sunshine to buy them. They are so cute!
From Pollock Halls were I live, and to my sunshine, there is a 20 min walk through this beautiful park. Just love having him so close, it makes everything so much easier.
Everything is so great here! I love it! There hasn’t been that much time to sit on the computer, and even less time to go out and take pictures, but after this week things will calm down a bit! I can promise a bunch of amazing pictures in the near future. Almost all the buildings in Edinburgh looks like they could have been in one of the Harry Potter movies. I love that.
I will be posting some more pictures from my photoshoots earlier this summer just so the wait between posts won’t be too long.