Travelling in November has become sort of a ritual, one that we really enjoy as a couple. Considering that this summer I didn’t get enough rest, this was a much needed escape. This year’s destination was the capital of Serbia, the city of Belgrade, where we spent six days. As always, the cold weather hit me hard during the first day, so I didn’t take any decent photos, but I did manage to make it up during the rest of our stay.
Without further ado, here’s Belgrade through my eyes. Or my lens.
I watched The Red Turtle a few days before 2016 ended (and still this wasn’t the last film that I watched, since we also went to “I, Daniel Blake” on New Year’s Eve, but we’ll talk about that another time). It was sweetjaneeyre who advised me to go and I’m more than thankful to her for doing so!
A co-production of Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch and Why Not Productions, this French-Belgian-Japanese animation by Dutch-British director Michael Dudok de Wit was awarded the Prix spécial Un Certain Regard, at the Cannes’ Festival 2016. It doesn’t come as a shock since this film, multicultural as it is, can “speak” in a universal language, without saying a word.
“…style is not the clothes you wear.
Style is acceptance of yourself and others,
It is immaterial,
It is your spirit,
It’s What’s Underneath.”
That’s how most videos of the What’s Underneath Project series begin, giving the viewer a rough idea of what’s about to follow. This series was created by two women, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum mother and daughter, who decided back in 2009 to differentiate themselves from the prevailing fashion and beauty industries and redefine style by StyleLikeU.
I think I love travel posts almost as much as travelling itself, both for reliving the experience and for sharing it!
Lets get to the point: from Nov 16 to Nov 20 me and my bf visited Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. About a month ago I was looking for cheap flights for this period, since I already knew that my uni classes would be cancelled, and a trip to Sofia seemed to be the perfect opportunity: great travel schedule, amazing prices and a beautiful city waiting to be discovered!
Day 1, Nov 16
We left home early in the morning, since our flight was at 9 am. Although nobody enjoys an early wake, this meant we’d have a whole day in front of us to stroll around…
A couple of days ago, I was researching some films for a class, and this video popped up.
It’s a brilliant collection that portrays how much Trier was inspired by Tarkovsky.
TARKOVSKY / VON TRIER – Le Maître et l’élève from Titouan Ropert on Vimeo.