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09 December 2008 @ 12:30 pm
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hello little cigarettes
this is my first post i guess, and as far as intro goes, i am an english major from southern california who just spent three months studying in switzerland and making weekend trips all over europe.
this post is full of some of my favorite pictures from my adventures (and let me preface this by saying i am not a photographer, not even an amateur one, as much as i love taking and looking at photos). it's just that when i look at these pictures, i remember the feeling and the moment of being where i was, so far away from home, and i get incredibly happy.

this last one is me, by the way

so i guess i have two questions-
what makes you feel at home when you're not, and
what are some pieces of art that you've done yourself, for yourself, that make you incredibly happy?
reply with lots of pictures and stories s.v.p. :)
Current Music: sublime- 40 oz to freedom
nicolettesara on December 12th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
i love the last picture of you. the colors are great.
L.: tpv» togetheriheartweasleys on December 12th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
That picture of that old couple on the bench tugged on my heart strings.
Thanks for posting these :)
rachelfillebrune on December 17th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
you're welcome :)
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rachelfillebrune on December 17th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
thanks so much!
Nicole: paris !i_luff_coffee on December 12th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
I spent four months studying abroad in Tuscany! I miss it so much! When I look over my milllllllions of pictures, I get that tight little pain in my chest, because --ugh---it was home there. Even though it was nothing like home, the way of life...the siestas, the buying fruit from a family that owned the fruit store, buying bread and wine from the family that owned the grocery store, having cappuccinos at the bar owned by ANOTHER family, the smiling at strangers in the street, the shiny cobblestones after rain. Everything!

Where were you in the picture with the old couple on the bench? It's so charming.
rachelfillebrune on December 17th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
i know that feeling of home that just grows on you so much- i get it!
the old couple came from tiergarten in berlin.
future media darling: quand on est tellement tristesobota on December 12th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
i spent a year in france, and i have a thousand stories, but i was really glad that it felt so different from 'home'. there was the new york bagel company, and it was one of my favourite places ever to eat, even though it was totally different from new york bagels, obviously.
Lisumthingyousaid on December 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Things that make me feel at home when I'm not:

-watching the films that I love and/or grew up with
-Having my dog with me makes me feel like I am home most anywhere.
-Eating foods I love, when I was away at school my mom would send me boxes of her coconut macaroons and it was like instant comfort

A piece of art I am proud of that makes me happy:

I mosaiced this mantle piece to go above the fireplace and it makes me happy every time I see it.
Elimisselicastillo on December 12th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
that turned out really beautiful!
American ninja delivery girl: Rushmorethekatiefactor on December 12th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
A good peppermint mocha leaves me without a care in the world.
stop actin up in front of companyembersonfire on December 12th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
sorry if they suck
i am a bit biased, they are my pictures
with my memories attached
im the same as you
i am definately no wonderful photographer
but i DO take a million pictures all the time
these are some of my favorites from my trips
Over the summer i went to Camp in Colorado
and we went to what we call club everynight
They had a "gameshow" as part of it with games and whatnot as well
and this particular night, the loser in each round got a shaken sierra mist splashed at them
this was the picture i got
i think its pretty cool
this picture is from when i was hanging out with a few friends. i took the picture as she was jumping up in the air and i really like the end result
this picture was from my 15th birthday
it was halloween themed because my birthday is like 11 days before halloween
The next is from Senior Skip Day with my best friend.
and one i have to include just because i love it so.
its also from senior skip day
The marc jacobs store took the picture. its pretty much one of my favorites ever
And this last one is from my cruise i went on a few years ago
this sign was up in the hard rock cafe
it got me pretty bad lol
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ERRATICArose_yuille on December 12th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Are those first two pics of Museum Island? (I should know since I live down the road, but it's been so long since I've seen it without a backdrop of gloom and rain and snow!)
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liquo on December 12th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
i don't know why but i love this photo of the view of my stepdad's apartment in dubai.

chapelsofrenochapelsofreno on December 12th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
<3henry rollins
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Laura Herolestamore on December 12th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
Well, in response to the first question, it is something I have been thinking about lots recently. In the last eight years I have moved an average of every six months. I am finally somewhere I plan to stay for a while and I want this to be my home in a way I haven't felt at home for a long long time. For me home is spending time with people I consider family, whether I am related to them or not. And it is listening to music in front of the fire or listening to someone read aloud. It is eating meals at a set table, or cooking and drinking. It's lying in a spot of sun on the carpet in the living room or reading a book on the sofa. Or coming home with a cold face after a walk and making a pot of tea.
x-iesplinteredinher on December 12th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
I love that you said that you're not even an amateur photographer and yet your photos are so beautiful and well-composed. I loved each and every one of them, although I have to say the highlight was the couple on the bench. :)
rachelfillebrune on December 17th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
thanks a million! when i saw that couple my heart just stopped. and if you could have seen the weather that day...mmmmm :)
homemadehumanhomemadehuman on December 12th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
i need a sanctuary if i'm far from home for a long time. the flat in university halls that i live in now is not home, but my little room is. reading in bed makes a place feel like home for me.

i love the little drawings and collages that i do in my journal, though nobody else is very impressed.
art_lurkerart_lurker on December 12th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
i love all my little monsters. i make them obsessively.

and i paint

and draw

i don't like to feel at home when i'm not, i like to feel out of my element and a little lost when i travel. this year we went to vietnam and cambodia, and that's pretty much how we felt the whole time, i loved it.

i'm hoping to go to switzerland for 2 or 3 weeks in June :D
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.sandandthestars on December 12th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
aww i think your pictures are great!
I'm in Europe now (an English major too) but in England
I haven't been traveling at all but I'm going to Ireland on Sunday! yay!
I especially love the last picture of you- you are adorable and your expression is golden

roshulf on December 12th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Where abouts in Ireland are you going? It is extremely wet at the moment..be warned :)
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