The rain & wind on the Keflavik tarmac was biblical. Descending & then climbing about 20 wet metal stairs in it, with baggage in one hand & holding my hat on with the other, was my own personal CrossFit Games! 🤣
More #euro18 photosets to come, including the Seine, Notre Dame, food & dining, street shots & Picasso!
Incredible trip... but I’m happy to be home, drinking French press coffee with my cat on my lap. ☺️
7 2416 hours ago
Cheers London 🇬🇧
Sightseeing the city in a day was a mission. Big Ben see you in 2021 when you're not in scaffolding 👍🏾 #london#euro18
Объединённый студенческий совет МПГУ и Студенческий Совет ИИЯ объявляет приём заявок на ЕВРОВИДЕНИЕ-2018 открытым!!! 🎤 14 декабря! Корпус гуманитарных факультетов! Компетентное жюри выберет лучшего из лучших; самую зажигательную и яркую звезду нашего Университета!
> Каждый институт/факультет выдвигает одного конкурсанта;
> Песня может исполняться на любом языке кроме родного;
> Номер представляет собой не только поющего, но и какое-то сопровождение (танец, постановка);
> Тематика Евровидения-2018 — ПРЕДАНИЯ АНТИЧНОСТИ;
> Помимо выступления каждый конкурсант готовит "домашнее задание" — видео.
📅 Заявки принимаются до 22 ноября! До 30 ноября ваш номер должен быть уже готов и просмотрен организаторами конкурса хотя бы один раз.
По всем организационным вопросам обращайтесь к @theavadakedavra Тесс.
P. S. Не забудьте подписаться на наш паблик в ВКонтакте (ссылка в био), все новости и объявления по Евровидению будут здесь!
1 462 days ago
CEMETERY part 1
Striking in its beauty — and density! Over 1 MILLION buried here at Père-Lachaise.
In addition to tons of fresh & porcelain flowers, many gravestones had carefully arranged pebbles & shells on top. Many tomb doors were open or broken, but there wasn’t much litter or defacement.
The tree covered in gum is adjacent to Jim Morrison’s rather unremarkable & fenced-off grave. I saw a few other famous graves — Edith Piaf, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Chabrol, and my favorite painter (future post) — but that wasn’t really my interest.
Leaves were falling all morning; between the golden carpet & the bright blue sky, it was one breathtaking view after another! And the crows were as big as turkeys!
I spent about 3 hours here. ☺️
2 282 days ago
A buzzing city and a reunion with our fav Manc 💕 Manchester United FC, Football museum, Art Gallery, Library, Christmas Markets #manchester#euro18#pmgyindia
STREETS part 3
These artists were new to me. Pix are tagged.
1 Ben Wilson (paints on sidewalk gum; he was brought up on charges that were dropped because the crime was determined to be *leaving* the gum in the first place LOL)
2 El Rughi (that’s the Queen Mum)
3 Skyhigh #weareskyhigh (do I need to reiterate this is spray paint?!?)
4 this is a completely wrapped building (right next door to @citizenm) commissioned by the internet business therein; it was one of the first mural projects in the area, painted by several artist duos, most of whom I don’t remember 😣
5 Nomad (a women’s graf collective; this is the other side of the aforementioned building)
6 another commission, this one via @squarespace; that 3D effect is achieved with black & white paint 😳
7 Jose Mendez (street art parlayed into a successful illustration career, he’s prepping for an exhibit)
8 Roa (only paints wildlife; pretty well-known) playfully, partially hit by cartoon self-portraits (artists?)
9 unknown (a tribute that reminded me of the writers who’ve passed) 🙏
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral ⛪️
The largest Cathedral in the UK whose Bapistry traces the line from Jesus of Nazareth in six steps. Amazingly breathtaking to say the least #liverpool#euro18
0 785 days ago
"Ferry across the Mersey" - Liverpool you were full of seaport history 🦅
Beatles story; Maritime and Slavery museum; Royal Albert Dock; Central Library and Museum; and Superlambana just to name a few historic places #liverpool#euro18
0 905 days ago
STREETS part 1
Some of the best-known artists around Shoreditch. Pix are tagged.
1 Stik (a few lines, a few circles, so much emotion; this is his actual studio)
2 Invader (pixel art literally all over the world)
3 Banksy (you prob heard of him LOL — this is a piece of wall which was painstakingly restored after numerous buffs)
4 Bambi (a woman often referred to as the female Banksy) 🙄
5 Ben Eine (another busy dude all over the area; Obama owns his work)
6 Thierry Noir (German, supposedly the first to tag the Berlin Wall when it still stood, aka big balls)
7 Angry Dan (another typography-based artist, and a local!)
Lovely morning tour with @streetartlondon.
There is so much to see here, it’s nice to get context & history. Shoreditch is a huge, constantly changing, international art exhibit.
The architecture is mostly ugly, brutalistic, and crying out for a kind gaze, now delivered in the form of provocative imagery & vibrant color. What isn’t old & repainted is a construction site, walled off by wood panels that are frankly perfect canvases for both kid writers & established street artists.
The neighborhood has largely embraced all of it; private home owners & developers continue to commission works, and in many cases, find their property value increased because of it.
Hard to believe this is the same hood I squatted in 25 years ago. It was BLEAK. We’d pop down the corner, buy “leckie” (electricity) a few quid at a time, along with candles, dark beer & Ribena, and play cards all night. Ah, youth.
Anyway, gallery posts to come. I’ll have time on the @eurostar to Paris tomorrow. 😉
(Please @ me with artist name. I didn’t catch it. She’s Mexican & does self-portraits in aspirational haute couture.)
To an amazing trip with the best of friends! 🍻
0 1138:04 PM Nov 8, 2018
Just a lil’ 800-year-old house of worship. Also the oldest stone-roofed church still in use in Ireland.
From Wiki: “Very little is known of St Doulagh; it is calculated that he lived in the 7th century and was a hermit & anchorite. He is said to have lived isolated, in a cell attached to the church, with only minimal contact with the outside world.“ Either that, or as some insist, he was a 10th century Viking god. 🤷🏻♀️
Next stop: @malahide_castle!
0 244:13 PM Nov 8, 2018
As seen from the (5-year-old) Rosie Hackett Bridge, this is the (225-year-old) main bridge from the North City Centre to the south side’s Temple Bar. DubIin is beautiful, cosmopolitan, fast-paced & rapidly developing. Sadly I remember almost nothing about my first time here, but I know I had a blast thanks to my Temple Roma bff Eileen Brennan. 🙌
Dublin is also the first city-with-a-river-running-through-it on my tour!