B&W shots on the Flea Market in Navigli – Milan, Italy.
Each city’s lifestyle is like a stage for its locals’ lives, and some of them keep struggling to find a balance between the city and their own expectations. The result of this constant search could end up in many different ways: the decision to ignore; the decision to make up things; the decision to try to forget; the decision to leave. However, at most of the times, these selves are completely alone.
(This project was created in order to take part on a contest promoted by the IED – Istituto Europeo di Design di Milano, in January 2014)
2014 © Thatiana Terra
After Christmas time in Helsinki, a break in Belgium to see Brussels and Bruges, it was time to head to the place chosen for the New Year’s Eve: Amsterdam. The post will be devided in two due to the enormous amount of pictures, which, besides the horrible weather, were successfully taken
As usual, this is a city in which I stayed for only a couple of days. So, again, I’m adding this one to my “go back there” list, cause I feel there’s much more to see. We did the basics: a boat to look around and get familiar with the map; we walked around the street markets, trying the street food (I’m talking about waffles and fries, of course), we got inside a hundred shops, we saw the Red Light District in the night. Amsterdam is amazingly unique and hard to explain. You have to live it.
By planning a 2-days trip to Belgium I was sure about one thing: 12 hours of those days would be dedicated to Bruges. We took a train from the central station of Brussels towards Bruges on the 28th of December, and the Christmas feeling was still in the air around there. That was the only sunny day in our whole 13-days trip (what a luck!), so we had the chance to be delighted by the amazing city colors, the happiness of people in the streets and the lively Christmas markets all around town.
It’s good when you travel with your mind open – this is actually my phylosophy. Doing this way, you’re more likely to feel happy by enjoying the simplest things in life, like for instance a 7-euros boat trip (which despite of not being able to understand not even 2% of the guide’s explanations, it’s fun), the swans forming a heart especially for you, the christmas market’s cheap and delicious food, observing (and photographing) the locals’ lives and a gluhwein from time to time to warm up! What a special day!
Brussels was also amazing! Check the pictures here!