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Moments on the Metro.

I absolutely love street photography and the concept of anonymity in urban life. Here are a few shots recounting my experiences on the Parisian Metro network.

Although reasonably quick and convenient, I just don’t think it matches other metro/underground networks from other cities…The all too common questionable smells is probably the most unattractive thing…

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What if I told you one of my favourite captures is of a duck?

Duck.

I absolutely love the colours from this shot. Only slight enhancements on this picture, a tighter crop and some contrast.

Shot at Lake Königssee, Bavaria, Germany.

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Emerging from the Darkness

Emerging from the darkness of the Metro into the center of Paris and seeing the Arc De Triumphe for the first time is a spectacular moment. In fact, it’s a spectacular moment everytime.

An absolute beast of a monument, it succeeds in making you feel incredibly insignificant.

Well Done France. You got the point across.

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Looking Back

There’s nothing better than finally going through photos you took over a year ago…

I’ve been meaning to properly go through my shots from Europe since I was over there!

With my degree finally over, I thought now might be a good time to start.

…And what a mistake that was, all I want to do is go back! I’ve been really lucky to have the opportunity to visit some of the places I did on my semi-car pilgrimage into Germany. One place in particular is a ‘living’ museum on the outskirts of Berlin that was home to some of the rarest and iconic cars ever made.

The Classic Remise or ‘coach house’ in German.

I even had time to write an article about it! Watch this space, it’ll pop up either online or in print hopefully!

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My Second Veyron

My Second Veyron

Right…. I wish i owned a second one.

The title of this post refers to the second Veyron I’d laid my eyes on – Spotted in a dealership in Berlin.

I had just arrived in the incredible city. Not just in terms of cars but a fantastic place to immerse yourself in modern history.

With Bullet holes and parts of the Berlin Wall scattered around the city, it was a truly unique and amazing place.

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Bloody Tourists.

Most European metro train lines are extremely easy to navigate. The best thing about them is the speed of services. There’s never really a time that you need to wait over 8 minutes for a train.

However, typical tourists hauling our suitcases around (Except Daniel and his stupidly small carry on bag) we managed to cause a huge delay for people trying to get out of the station for a good 5 minutes – and there were only 2 gates leading out…

Now not only did we fail to figure out how to get our train tickets into the gates, but when we finally did figure it out, our suitcases consistantly got stuck because they were too wide.

Bloody Tourists *facepalm*

Metro Tunnel

First sights of Paris

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Paris International – The Escalators

After passing through immigration, one of the first things we encountered that somehow came across as amazing was this assortment of escalators running through the centre of the terminal. It reminded me of those Harry Potter books/movies – The Moving Staircases?

Oh Luke, so eager to get into the photo!

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Bonjour – Arrival

APRIL 10, 2012

Yes after an entire day of travelling, it was still the 10th of April….Jet Laaagggggggggggggggggg.

After a good day of economy class seating, battleship, poker, complimentary red wine, orange juice and water. We had made it.

First glimpses of Europe for the trip.

Funny cause Gerard looks like he need to go to the bathroom really badly, Lorraine looks sleepy after just waking up (She slept for majority of the flight) and Kelsey looks Jolly. haha 🙂

Been in Europe for a few minutes and already some pretty exciting stuff already!

Stage 3 of Holiday Psychology had hit.

“Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure upon arrival.”

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Sydney to Singapore

APRIL 10, 2012

So onto the plane, first stop was in Singapore for a few hours then transit to Paris.

We were flying Singapore Airlines in an A380. Absolute beast of a plane. However, not too different once inside compared to a 747 – though noticeably quieter!

Often, there are 3 emotional stages that a traveller must go through when they’re about to embark on their epic journey to another world by plane.

1) Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure.

2) Depression when stuck on a plane and transit lounges around the world for hours and sometimes days.

3) Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure upon arrival.

This trip was a bit different though, especially travelling with friends, it seemed the depression stage never set in.

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Hours of talking about nothing, in flight entertainment screens fully equipped with movies, shows, music and most importantly Battleship and Poker.

We played poker for a good few hours, bankrupting one another, and shouting abuse at each other from opposite sides of the plane. (3 of us sat on each side of the plane with the middle section taken by others). They weren’t very happy about the noise and laughter when they were sleeping… :/

Singapore

Arrived at Changi International in the early morning. Got a few eats and waited….Ok so maybe i was getting a tiny bit of stage 2 travel depression but that was only because I hadn’t slept yet (my attempt at timing my sleep so i wouldn’t be jet lagged).

THIS GUY was all happy as usual though.

Waiting time…

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VW Polo GTi

One of the many one off pictures from Eurotrip #1.

No matter what car was on the road, they always looked good.  And Majority of them were little city cars like this Polo.

Bloody European cityscapes WHY YOU LOOK SO GOOD!?

Taken in Milan.

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