Before even finding out what these construction materials were, I told my partner that I felt sad that this is where the young hang out in the city. He replied that when he was a kid, he always got most excited when there were new housing constructions zones to explore. Touché.
It’s probably not the prettiest playground ever, but the kids of Nuuk seemed to enjoy sliding through the steel cylinders and swinging off the containers that appeared randomly dumped in the city centre. They also really liked getting their photos taken, as I found out one sunny afternoon.
For a long, long moment, this ignorant city girl really did think that these materials were dumped so that the kids could have an obstacle course. Continue reading →
Yesterday I stumbled across a motley crew of young’uns playing upon construction materials. When I started to take photos from afar, the kids spotted and invited me closer. That’s when the supermodels within them emerged.
Before even finding out what these construction materials were for, I told my partner tonight that I felt sad that this is where the young hang out in the city. He replied that when he was a kid, he got most excited when there were new housing construction zones to explore. Touché.
Anna Zhu, a design graduate from UTS, my old university in Sydney, won a trip to Antarctica through the very same scholarship fund. She said it was the most amazing trip with lots of opportunity to develop her photography skills. Jason Edwards, a National Geographic photographer, acted as mentor. This Greenland trip would be just as mind blowing!
When I used to be more obsessed about photography I really wanted to apply. Something always stopped me, though. But if you want to, JUST APPLY! Don’t worry about whether you’re good enough or not. As they say, you gotta be in it to win it. =)
Is photographing food really a sign of mental illness? A foodie with a self-diagnosed photography problem, I’ve drastically tried to tackle my issues head-on this year. I stopped eating, in the hope that if I didn’t see food I wouldn’t take photos of it*. When that didn’t go so well, I stopped at least going to restaurants and made disgusting-looking meals at home. I also disabled the internet from my phone. All was dandy until some food-lover friends requested photos of Greenlandic food. Here, below, is the beginning of the relapse…
I went with my partner to a fine-dining restaurant called Sarfalik on a stormy Monday night to ‘celebrate us’. No-one else was around due to the weather and day, so I had a free reign to take as many photos as I liked without stern reproach from other guests. All photos are taken with the iphone…
Branding itself as the ‘gourmet gathering place’, Sarfalik bases its menu on what’s in season and what the hunters can bring in.
STARTER (not a course)Lightly smoked halibut – garnished with saffron and other things I can’t remember. This was delicious and just melted in the mouth.
ENTREE Salted lamb - herb moss, truffle, olive (s)oil, anchovy cream, spring herbs. A little too salty for me, but the amazing texture of the lamb reminded me of gravlax salmon, just with more bite. The anchovy cream was mild-tasting, adding sweetness to the dish.