Two of my goals for the start of this year were:
1) Write more blog articles
2) Learn more in Photoshop
This photo I used perspective correction in photoshop for the first time, which is WAY better than in Lightroom (good but more basic and often leaves some weird skew on the tops of buildings 😭). I didn’t even realise you could do it until talking to @thediaryofanomad 😂 the things you learn on Instagram 😁
So let me know - how do you think I did? 🙊 I know I need loooots of practice still!
I also have been working really hard on my first goal of writing more articles - yesterday I published a post on ‘free things to do in Wellington’ and the day before I shared my guide to the TranzAlpine journey with @greatjourneysofnz. And two days before I posted all about ‘best places to travel in 2019’ so I’m feeling pretty accomplished 😂
What blog articles would you like to read from me? Any topics in particular? Any places I’ve been to that you want to read all about? Let me know! 😎
PS: going through my Amersfoort and Amsterdam photos is so upsetting because EVERY. SINGLE. SKY. IS. GREY. 😭 blehhhhhhh
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The Pertsov House is an apartment building, an architectural monument, a historic Art Nouveau building erected in St. Petersburg in 1910-1912. It consists of several buildings, which were built in the American style: 400 apartments of different layouts, 18 elevators, public bathrooms and a reading room for residents.
Дом Перцова — доходный дом, памятник архитектуры, историческое здание в стиле модерн, возведённое в Санкт-Петербурге в 1910—1912 годах. Он состоит из нескольких корпусов, которые были сооружены на американский манер, на 400 квартир разных планировок, с 18 лифтами, телефонами, ванными общего пользования, читальней для жильцов.
Фамилия Ландрин стала нарицательной – «ландрином» начали называть все леденцы 🍭. Его заслуга была в том, что он стал продавать их россыпью, а раньше каждый леденец заворачивали в фантик 🍬. Позднее он придумал упаковывать леденцы в жестяные банки - удобно и недорого. Так и появились знаменитые ландриновские монпансье .
The facade of the chocolate factory Landrin, 1880, eclectic.
The surname Landrin became famous - all candies began to be called “Landrin”. Candies became popular because they were sold in large quantities without packaging, and earlier each candy was wrapped in a candy wrapper 🍬. Later, he came up with packing candy in cans - convenient and inexpensive. And so there appeared the famous Landrin's Pastille.
A cultural colossus fit to rival anywhere in Latin America for history, gastronomy and colorful manifestations of indigenous culture, Oaxaca is a complex but intensely attractive city whose majestic churches and refined plazas have deservedly earned it a Unesco World Heritage badge. ⛪🌵🙏 #exploreoaxaca#oaxacacultural
A #CoalHoleCover .
Coal holes a were common feature in Georgian & Victorian buildings, when coal was the main fuel burned to heat homes (in the fireplaces from 2 posts back) 🔥 Somewhere along the front steps, there'd be a hatch that would be lifted up for a delivery of coal, which was stored in the coal bunker below the steps. Excellent use of space! There were many different designs on the cast iron covers but they were always circular, as a circular cover cannot fall through it's own hole (unlike a square or rectangular one) ⚫
Simple but clever - like all good ideas. #coalhole#georgian#Victorian#dublin#oldbuildings#history#castiron