So summer is officially over. *Sigh* I hope everyone had a good one. It's been hectic for me - to say the least. A very emotional time, I've grown a lot more over these past 3 months. I always tend to do most of my observations and learn most of my lessons between June-September. I wonder why that is? Perhaps it's because I have a little more time for 'me'. So what have I learned this year? I'll let my shots do most of the talking. I have discovered and confirmed that I am a romantic, to the core, and until I find someone that is like me, I will remain single and alone. Nostalgia always hits me in a hard place, as do public displays of affection and pairs. It's foolish but that's how I feel. Based on my 'mood' (at the top) - I think it's easy to infer that I'm feeling sorry for myself. This will last a while, I went through a bad break up. But this is how to get over it. Be constructive. Hence:
Enough of that - I'm still on holiday though, for a bit less than a week before term starts soooo thought I would upload the fruits of my labours/travels.
Not only did I go to India (my last series of shots) but I also managed to get down to New York City, Jamaica and Cuba! It was an immense holiday, I took more than 400 shots! Don't worry, I'll be uploading a lot less than that on here, however - they are all exciting in their own way. I could just NOT stop clicking! My favourite was Havana obviously - I felt like I'd just gone back in time 50 years, except everyone was wearing normal clothes. It was as Communist as a place gets, but truly beautiful in the way Mumbai is - a deep, historical and crumbling beauty embedded in the roots of Cuba.
I found NYC to be quite 'unphotogenic' - everything seemed modern, bulky and filled with concrete so I only submitted 2 photos. However, in Jamaica I focused on the natural beauty of the sea, beach, plants - nature in all its splendour. In Havana, I mainly concentrated on architecture, automobiles and cultural history. I hope you enjoy these photos - they took a lot out of me. I am knackered from clicking, uploading, editing & submitting. I do find them inspirational and totally worth it though! Hope you do too