Bordeaux, France, taken on July 27, 2013
I just realized that the “The Places I Called Home” entries that I’ve posted so far almost follow the exact chronological order of the cities that I’ve called home, with the exception of THIS post (the order being: Guangzhou, Toronto, Waterloo, Hsinchu, South Bend, Bordeaux, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Glasgow). It was pure coincidence and unfortunately Bordeaux is “out of place”. For the next cycle, perhaps I will fix that 😛 Anyway, the roofs of the city of Bordeaux, seen from the top of St. Michel, take on various heights and orders and conformations and structures, giving them an unexpected sense of aesthetics. How I miss this city 😦
[Travel time] A very similar photo to the previous one, but this time, it’s the roofs of Český Krumlov! I absolutely loved this little town to the south of Prague (more so than Prague, actually :O ), especially in the snow! They had their first snow of the winter as I arrived, and how romantic it was – even though I was travelling alone 🙂 Another fairy tale – is the Czech Republic filled with magic everywhere?
[Travel time] Before I went to Prague, in my mind, the city was a land of wondrous castles that jumped out of fairy tales. And it was. From the top of the Petrin Tower (mini-Eiffel Tower), the view towards the Prague castle and the entire castle district was quite magical. It really did look like a miniature toy-built model of a storybook setting.
So the first snow of this winter season finally arrived in Bordeaux…at the end of February? OK, I know I asked the Canadians to send over some snow a month ago, but I guess I forgot to ask them to deliver it via express. A bit late, no? C’mon, three more days and it’ll be March. I’m glad winter is made “official” now, but at this point I just want spring to be here soon…
Roof tiles outside my window…yes, I live in an attic-style studio apartment where I can actually see the roof of the building.