366 in 2012 – catching up

366 in 2012

This might be a very long post.

Sunday: husband at The Warehouse
Craig and I went to the mall to find a bag strap. Somehow we ended up in the toy section.
That always happens with Craig.

Monday: Czech money is so pretty.
Changing money the day before our trip.

Tuesday: Yes. Emergency bar
After four hours in Changi Airport, nearing midnight, we found out our flight had been bumped two hours. So we went to the bar.

Wednesday: Hummingbird
We arrived in London and it was pouring with rain. So of course we went to the Natural History Museum.

Thursday: Graffiti in Neals Yard
I love the graffiti around Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden.

Friday: view from the top of St Paul's
We climbed to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral. The Shard wasn’t built when we left in 2008.

Saturday: Arthur and Aly's wedding
I shot Aly and Arthur’s wedding. It was beautiful.

Sunday: Beautiful buildings in Hampstead Heath
My tattoo appointment had been rescheduled. I took Craig out to see how Westfield Shepherd’s Bush has changed before heading to Clapham for sunday roast with friends.
These are the beautiful houses in Hampstead Heath near our hotel.

Monday: Museum Row
We went back to Museum Row.

Tuesday: Temple Church. Built in 1185. NBD
Walking to meet up with an old co-worker for drinks we stumbled across Temple Church.
In 2007 I spent like an hour trying to find it. It dates from 1185.

Wednesday: Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral!
On our last light in London we met up with some friends for drinks in our old neighbourhood.

Thursday: Blossom trees
It was sunny in Edinburgh. Kat took us all around. It was lovely.

Friday: War memorial chapel at Edinburgh Castle
Kat, Dave, Craig, and I headed all over Edinburgh. This is the war memorial chapel at Edinburgh Castle.

Saturday: Approach to the Falkirk Wheel
My adorable engineering nerd husband wanted to go see The Falkirk Wheel. It was actually quite interesting.

Sunday: Easyjet! Fine for short flights
Somehow getting from Edinburgh to Berlin took all damn day.

Monday: Mother and her dead son by Käthe Kollwitz
We went on a walking tour of Berlin. This is the sculpture of Käthe Kollwitz’s sculpture Mother with her Dead Son inside the Neue Wache, the ‘Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny.’

Tuesday: Bruderkuss by Vrubel
On our last day in Berlin, Craig and I walked along the East Side Gallery. Bruderkuss by Vrubel was my favourite piece.

Wednesday: Not sure why they have butts but not faces though ...
Prague! I loved the David Černý sculptures babies on the Žižkov Television Tower.
But then, I do tend to love strange & disturbing public art.

Thursday: Old Town Square at night
After trekking all all all over Prague we ended up at Old Town Square. We sat as the light fell and it was beautiful.

Friday: YES. Another David Černý
Another Černý piece. This one’s in the courtyard of the gallery of Modern Art.
Which I am now really disappointed we didn’t go to. Shit.

Saturday: The entire Alte Pinakothek was built around this canvas
It was freezing cold in Munich, we went to the Alte Pinakothek.
The entire gallery was designed around this canvas by Rubens’ “Last Judgment” (1617), one of the largest canvasses ever painted.


So tired. So grumpy
Hot and grumpy in Prague.

One of the things Craig really wanted to do in Munich was go to the BMW factory/museum. Unfortunately the only day we could go was Sunday. The factory was closed and he found the museum underwhelming. I found it kind of torturous.
I did love this bubble car though.

Monday: Barracks
We took a tour out to Dachau. It was really quite harrowing. A horrible place in a quiet idyll.

Tuesday: Entrance to our hotel
We took an overnight train to Venice. Our hotel was five minutes from Saint Mark’s Square & had this altar outside.

Wednesday: Beautiful canals in Venice
Venice is really really quite beautiful.

Thursday: Seafood at Rialto Food Markets
On our last day in Venice we went to the markets before heading to Murano.

Friday: Looking past the Duomo
We arrived in Florence and immediately sought high ground.
(We climbed Giotto’s Campanile to see both Brunelleschi’s Duomo and the pretty pretty roofs of Florence)

After a morning at the Uffizi, my ever-enduring husband accompanied me to a zoological museum in Florence. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.
Also: they had anatomical wax models from the 1800s. Life Made.

Sunday: Reflections on the Arno
Sunday was calm. We sat on Santa Trinita Bridge and ate amazing gelato.

Saturday: Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva
We caught a morning train to Rome.

Tuesday: Laocoön and His Sons
With the heavens full of thunder and lightning Craig and I went to the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica.
(I always thought something like that would happen)
This statue is Laocoön and His Sons

Wednesday: Bust in the Forum
Wednesday was very warm. So naturally we chose to spend hours wandering around outside – we went to the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Forum.

Thursday: Tiber
Our last full day in Europe. We went to a criminology museum and walked along the Tiber river.

Friday: Airport in Rome
After weeks of turning up and just leaving on a train, the hours waiting for a flight was … not fun.

Saturday: Craig & I were tired by the end
After a long flight we got to spend 13 hours in Singapore Airport. It was a bit tiring.

Sunday: So then getting stuck in CHC was AWESOME
So then when we FINALLY got to Christchurch and found out that our crack travel agent had booked us on the flight to Wellington but NOT ISSUED US A TICKET, that was not excellent.
(another travel agent, from the same company, did get us on a later flight)

Going straight back to work was NOT the best idea I have ever had.

Tuesday: it gets dark so early now
It gets dark so early now. But the walk home from work is still very pretty.

Wednesday: started in on editing photos
I started editing photos. I thought I had taken 1600. It was 2500.

Thursday: the harbour is really quite pretty
The harbour is quite pretty. There’s that.

Friday: Whitcoulls closed
While I have not liked Whitcoulls’ increasing focus on DVDs & games over books, they had been in the old store on Lambton Quay for as long as I can remember. So yes, end of an era.

Saturday: crown and crooked fringe
Heading to the #ladypalace Royal Reptilian Winter Wonderland themed flat warming with the jaunty crown I made. Also apparently my fringe is extremely angled at the moment.

Sunday: booze from Prague
Slivovitz! I like buying booze as souvenirs.

Monday: labour weekend. Baking a Watermelon Cake
My (grown man) husband requested a watermelon cake for his birthday.

Tuesday: public works on Lambton Quay
They tore down a building while I was away. That was a surprise.

Wednesday: Pouring with rain
It was pouring with rain.

Thursday: at the library with Craig
Craig needed me to get out a library book. So that happened.

Friday: apocalyptic dawn

Saturday: immersed in Aly's wedding photos
I spent my afternoon working on Aly and Arthur’s wedding photos. Some of them came out really quite well.





  1. Sharine · June 11, 2012

    Nice job. Love the pictures you have a good eye.

  2. Alisha · June 13, 2012

    Loved all the shots! That one of the bridge in Florence (which I SHOULD know, but the name escapes me…) is stunning.

    Also, loving all the Wellington photos – how beautiful is that harbour! I’m loving my morning walks at the moment!

    • Sarah-Rose · June 14, 2012

      Oh! The Ponte Vecchio. It is beautfiful.

      I try and walk along the harbour as often as I can. It’s an excellent reminder this place is really quite pretty.

  3. sneakatron · June 14, 2012

    You take some really nice photos. What camera do you use?

    • Sarah-Rose · June 14, 2012

      Thank you.
      I use a Canon 550D with prime lenses (a 50mm 1.8 and 28mm 2.8)

  4. Aly · July 10, 2012

    ALL the images from the wedding were amazing. I will never be able to thank you enough. xxx

    • Sarah-Rose · July 10, 2012

      Comments like that are more than enough thanks!

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