To get in the festive spirit, we spent the weekend in Vienna sightseeing and exploring the numerous christmas markets.
There were plenty of markets to explore and being crafty I wanted to see all of them. There were some really nice stools with unique hand crafted items although I have to say I was slightly disappointed to see similar items across all the markets. It seemed a shame that there wasn’t more hand crafted items and less mass produced. Having said that I enjoyed every minute of it. Below are a few pictures of my favourite stools.
Thanks to Candice, Ive been introduced to the world of free photoshop actions.
I wanted to know how to edit my photos into good black and white photos rather than the desaturate or grey scale route I normally take.
What a difference it makes! I downloaded this action set by Nelly Nero and tried out several variations. Look how much of an improvement it makes.
I visited the Brooklyn Flea Market during my final weekend in New York. Having never been to a flea market before I wasnt quite sure what to expect. I mean I obviously knew there would be stools selling antiques and nick-nacks, but when I walked through the iron gates to the market I was very excited. There were hundreds of books to flick through, boxes and boxes of goodies to delve through and old style maps everywhere. Every stool told a story I could have been there all day rumaging though each stool.
Last week we went for a long weekend in Norway. We really enjoyed it, although I wouldnt necessarily rush back. Too expensive!
Day 1: Oslo – City Sightseeing
Day 2: Tromso – City Sightseeing and Northern Lights Trip
Day 3: Tromso – Dog Sledging
Day 4: Bergen – City Sightseeing
We arranged the whole trip ourselves booking flights, accomodation and trains in advance to keep the costs down.
Tromso was probably the highlight of the trip because of the Northern lights and Dog Sledging
This was our first experience crossing the road in Vietnam. I look slightly ridiculous and clearly a little nervous, but once you have learnt the trick of slow walking and ignoring all the bikes. Every road is a piece of cake! You certainly would be on the pavement a long time if you ever waited for a gap!
I recently visited New York for a weekend break. I dont have an SLR camera (although id love one) but I do have a reasonably decent compact, Canon Powershot A700. What I like about this camera is its easy to carry around but it still has quite a few manual features to experiment with. I am quite pleased how these two pics turned out. See more on my flickr account.