Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

I realize how fast time goes by when there’s a new weekly photo challenge. I’m always looking forward to this challenge, because it gives me a good reason to go through my favorite photo album: My trip through Mexico. I did my internship in Oaxaca – Mexico in 2011 and ever since I can’t stop thinking about this amazing country and it’s wonderful people. I love using my Mexico pictures, because they all have a special meaning to me and I remember every single moment.

Picture uno: I sat in the bus to Puerto Escondido playing with my camera when I saw this cute couple. I caught them giving each other a quick kiss. Just too cute!

Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido

Picture dos: Puerto Escondido has one of the best surfing beaches in da world! Of course I wanted to scratch ‘surfing’ off my bucket list so I took a lesson. I’m not a pro. Not even a talent. This is just a lucky picture of me being able to keep standing up for more than 10 seconds. But I loved it!

Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido

Picture tres: Of course I visited Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución) when I was in Mexico City. The Zócalo in Mexico City is 57,600 metres² (240 m × 240 m) and one of the largest city squares in the world. It is beautiful and really nice to walk around. I saw these people having a quick lunch. Only the dad noticed me, right at the moment I took the picture.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Picture cuatro: I like to show more pictures of my Dutch life. I took this picture in Schiedam for my photography course last year. I love that even though all objects are blurry,  you can still see everything.

Schiedam - The Netherlands

Schiedam – The Netherlands

Let me know what you think if you want to (: Thanks and good luck on this challenge!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Mhhh. Interesting challenge. It’s hard to ‘find’ funny signs. But I was lucky 🙂 I found to old pictures.

I took the first one in Paris in 2011. When we went out I saw this sign and I thought “What a smart way of making traffic fun!’. Don’t you agree?! I wish we had these kind of signs in Holland.

The second picture is me throwing myself in a trash can. The sign says “Deposit trash here”. It’s taken in Mexico during my internship in 2011. My friends and I went to visit the falls and wanted a picture in front of the beautiful view.

Fun topic!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Pattern. Well there’s a pattern in almost everything.
For this week’s challenge I’ve chosen pics of animals, because their skin/fur is so beautiful.

My fav? The peacock!

I took the pictures of the baby crocodiles and the turtles in Mexico when I went on an ‘eco-tour’. The baby crocodiles were crawling over each other; freaky but cool!
The turtles made a nice pattern by laying down in a circle.

The peacock, zebra, tiger and giraffe can be found in the Zoo of Barcelona. I love zoos and this one was very nice!
Oh, and the poop-picture? I thought it made a nice pattern 😉

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

So… This sucks! I always use pictures I really like for this challenge, but from above? Pfooo, tough shit!
I did find two pics that I kinda like… I took them in Leeds – England last year. I don’t really remember what kinda building I stood on, I guess a church or something. What I do remember are those stairs. Fkkk, my poor little legs could hardly bear the climb.

Anyways, my entry for this week isn’t really exciting. I guess I should go out more often and take pictures especially for this challenge. Maybe I will.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

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I’m always so excited for the next Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme of this week’s challenge is Up.
A while ago I posted about my ride in a hot air balloon. Those pics would’ve been perfect for this challenge, but I don’t like to repeat too often so for this challenge I used only one photo of that day (one I haven’t posted before).

I love traveling and I don’t mind flying at all. The first three pictures are taken with my iPhone and turned out pretty good. I am obsessed with the beauty of the clouds, especially when you look down on them which we can’t see from our daily perspective.

The third picture is taken above the Dutch fields and the last one is a sunrise from my window in Valencia – Spain.

“Going up she goes! Up she goes!

Balance yourself like a bird on a beam

In the air she goes! There she goes!

Up, up, a little bit higher

Oh! My! The moon is on fire

Come Josephine in my flying machine

Going up, all on, Goodbye!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Valencia – Spain 

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Summer 2012. I went to Valencia – Spain for a three-month internship.
One day I walked around the city centre when a big demonstration came by. Those people were there for a reason: They simply wanted change!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

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The first picture (my background as well) is me eating a lollipop in Valencia – Spain. I bought the lollipop and liked the colors so much I just had to take a picture of it. In order to make it interesting I added lipgloss and sugar. I took it outside and the background colors are the leaves of the palm tree in front of my apartment.

For the weekly photo challenges I always like to use pictures I took in Mexico. These three are taken in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas. I love the colors and in exchange for a picture a bought a scarf and some bracelets from the two girls in the second picture.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

San Cristóbal de las Casas – Mexico

Mexico is beautiful. The people, the nature, the most simple things… The Mexican sun makes life brighter.

This little girl, (maybe 10 years old), takes care of her little brother like many children in Mexico. When she saw some friends and me eating ice cream she could not stop staring. Of course we gave her all the food that we had, and she shared it with her little brother.

I’m from a country where less isn’t more. We want it all. For me, this picture represents hope and love. For now and for the future.