I still have pictures from Portugal to post, but I’m still sorting through them all. The benefit of taking thousands of photos is that you’ll have lots to choose from. The downside is that you’ll also have lots to choose from…
So in the mean time, here is the weekly roundup. I didn’t get any pictures this week that I was particularly proud of, but that’s not because I didn’t have a great week. I did–especially the parts when I got to go to the Preston Temple, walked along the river with some of my favorite people, and tried real, un-Americanized Chinese and Japanese food for the first time. I guess I was just too busy having a great time to bother pulling my camera out.
Remember how I was supposed to go to the Temple last Saturday, but the bus got cancelled? Well, I lucked out, and I was able to catch a ride with some friends who were going there this week. It was a wonderful experience, and the Preston Temple is gorgeous! If you would like to learn more about LDS Temples, feel free to ask, or visit this special part of LDS.org
If you ever have a craving for delicious food, give Tenji’s a try. Yum!
Just because it’s the Holidays doesn’t mean I don’t still have homework to do…
Things are absolutely crazy down town with Christmas just around the corner, and the police have been out in greater numbers than usual. I love seeing the police horses (for obvious reasons), and I found it really amusing when these two got stuck in traffic. It’s certainly not something you see every day!
I have been dying to get down to see the bridges over the River Tyne since I moved here. I mean, I’ve seen them, but only as I’ve driven past in a coach bound for any one of my various adventures, and never at night when they’re all lit up. While hanging out with Daryl and Minnie this week, they found out that I’ve never been to the river, so we took a walk down there together and it was absolutely magical. I didn’t have my tripod with me, so I didn’t get many clear shots. I definitely need to go back.
I’ve always found this mural in the metro rather hilarious. I mean, is it just me, or is that Rowan Atkinson dressed in drag? And what’s with the giraffe behind him?
I’ve always wanted to do a photo collage wall like this, and I’m really loving how it’s coming together. The mix of old photos and postcards from new adventures just makes me so happy.
In case I don’t see you again before the big day, Merry Christmas! I hope it is wonderful, and that you take a moment to contemplate the life of Jesus Christ and His Atonement on your behalf. If you haven’t seen it yet, please enjoy this lovely video about the greatest gift ever given.