Monday, June 1, 2009

A final dispatch

As I'm heading home tomorrow, I thought now would be the perfect time to post my last batch of pictures. Most are from Lyon, with Avignon and Pérouges showing up at some point. Enjoy!

Wisterias growing on the side of an apartment building. Notice the tiny potted plant to the left.

Parc de la Tête d'Or, one last time.

Looking across the river, south Lyon.

Poppies seen on my walk to Parc de Gerland, no color editing.

Daisies, same walk.

Parc de Gerland, water and duckweed.

Palais de Pape (Papal palace), Avignon.

Exposed stair in the Palais de Pape, Avignon.

Walking down the book market on the Saône.

On the banks of the Rhône.

Evening on the banks of the Rhône.

Silk / polyester poppies being handed out as a perfume advertisement for Kenzo, Rue de la République, Lyon.

Inside the medieval church-fortress in Pérouges.

I posted this for you, Jean -- spun silk threads waiting to be made into cloth, city museum, Pérouges.

Tea at A Chacun Sa Tasse, a favorite study location.

The French have four ways to say goodbye: salut (a casual salutation), à bientôt (see you soon), au revoir (until we see each other again) and adieu (to God).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

lion le melhor

Woah, I'm going home in five days.

In case you haven't noticed from the lack of activity, I've been super busy making up two months of classes in about four weeks. Tomorrow is my last final (Image and Event) and then after three days of rest / packing, I fly Lyon - Heathrow, Heathrow - Dulles on Tuesday, 2nd June.

There's just so much that I haven't done, or that I want the time to do again.

Pictures forthcoming:
-walk to Parc de Gerland
-various candids and landscapes of Lyon, as a sort of summing-up

Really going to post them this time.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's finally spring!

Three weeks later, I'm sticking my head through the metaphorical doorway to remind you all that yes, I'm still here, and yes, I survived / thrived through the three straight weeks of having visitors here in Lyon.

I'm still trying to clean / rest / reorganize in the wake of said visitors, so look for pictures posted closer to the end of this weekend.

reading: Tintin (Vol 714 Pour Sydney)
listening to: Disturbia // Rhianna

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

tragic (un)natural disasters

Okay squid followers, updates are going to be text-only and sporadic from now on, thanks to the Great Chamomile Tea - Macbook Disaster of 2009.

I'll be making regular trips to the library here at the university to check my email, but here's hoping to a better computer situation soon.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

it's your requisite end of March update.

Ahoy there, Squidblog followers!

I've been typically reticent in my updates (if any of you have followed other blogs of mine, you know I refuse to update when there's nothing going on). Classes have supposedly started in force, but I have yet to see concrete evidence of these claims. Perhaps next week things will formalize.

Technically speaking, I took a long look at my Vista form (that's my unofficial transcript for you non-UVa folks), taught myself how to use SIS, the new class signup system, and emailed my advisor. I'm signing up for classes on April 6th, and things here look like I will repatriate in June with enough credits to stay on track to graduate in May 2010 (if not enough to make the Dean of Arts and Sciences happy, but haven't I talked myself out of a tight credit spot before?).

Anyway, that news aside, here's some of my pictures from our trip a couple weekends ago to Geneva, Switzerland. Here we go.

Looking down the promenade of beautiful Lake Geneva.

It's like a duck, except completely different.

The jet d'eau or jet of water, with a gorgeous rainbow.

This is a clock in a flowerbed.

The giant chess sets in the park.

A shot across the lake at night.

Requisite artsy shot of curving traffic light / onion dome building.

Inside the Protestant cathedral -- I don't know the name for these delicately carved pulpits, but I think they're gorgeous.

Days until Lynch Fam Unit arrives: 6
Days until B. arrives: 15

[this is something I do on my other blog that I kind of enjoy]
reading: The Two Towers // J.R.R. Tolkien
listening to: Glamorous // Fergie (today I am thankful for Youtube.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don't let the sun be the one to change you baby

It suddenly occurred to me that I haven't actually posted the Switzerland pictures from last weekend yet. I can't say I've been busy, but the days have a way of slipping by here. I'll try to get those up today.

For now, content yourself with a lovely view.

Days until Lynch Fam Unit arrives: 14
Days until B. arrives: 24

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Week six of no classes, I think?


A squid has class today! Three hours straight of it, to be precise.

Not sure if this is going to be really great or really torturous. I have all day to prepare myself mentally, at least.