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Thanks to the Erasmus exchange program, I spent the third year of my degree in Turkey. Not knowing what to expect, I arrived and spent a year in a wonderful city, Eskisehir. Not full of tourists, but very modern, and a great place to study for nine months. One of my subjects was Videoart, for which I had to make a video with the subject “Feelings on leaving Eskisehir”.

So from footage taken during the year in the city and around on travels, here is the result.

Filmed with a Nikon D3100, Tamron 18-270mm, f3.5-6.3 and a Nikon 35mm f1.8.

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 Posted by at 1:36 pm
Dec 102011
 

With the weather forecast constantly pulling our legs, it finally kept its word and snow fell on Eskişehir.

Well one does miss the snow, in the last 8 years it only snowed for 7 or so days where I live in Spain. Of course, snow can be a pain (what about England a year ago?) but its never really Christmas until it snows. And doesn´t everything look beautiful with a layer of snow?

No, I am not asking for snow every day, but for a week or snow at the end of the year would be great!

That said, this snow has already gone, but it will be back, it will. I am told that it is unusual for us to be well into December here and not have snow, well it´s not surprising, the weather is changing everywhere. However, with the temperatures still falling and another 2 months at least to go before it starts warming significantly again, I except we shall get another coat of the pretty white flakes!

Forecast

Forecast

Univerisity Entrance

Univerisity Entrance

University Train

University Train

Mountains

Snow Capped Mountains in the Distance

Faculty Snow

Snow in front of the Faculty - Invites walking on, I am not the first!

Footprint

Off to class


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 Posted by at 6:52 pm
Dec 062011
 

A stroke of luck introduced me to the Atatürk Kültür Merkezi at Anadolu Üniversitesi. Of course I have been studying there for a couple of months now, and walk past the building almost every day, but never ventured inside. However, having heard that there was a classical music concert on the same day it sounded like the right time to take a look.

What I discovered was some great talent and enjoyable music, and a spotless elegant looking building. Will definitely have to follow the calendar of events for the future! Concerts, theatre and art exhibitions are all held here I gather.

Entrance

Entrance

Inside Entrance

Inside Entrance

Inside Hall

Inside Hall

Stage

Stage

Piano 1

Playing the piano

Piano

Playing the piano

Piano

Piano

Intermission

Intermission

Balcony

Balcony

The End!

The End!

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 Posted by at 12:12 am