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Spree Park, Berlin

Spree Park is an abandoned amusement park in Berlin. As soon as I heard about it I had to go see it, twice. It’s a pretty fucking cool place. Berlin is full of abandoned buildings and spaces like this, which makes it a great city for urban exploration (wank term for breaking into abandoned buildings) and just like everything else in Berlin, it’s only kind of illegal and no one really cares.

Spree Park, Berlin
Spree Park is an abandoned amusement park in Berlin. As soon as I heard about it I had to go see it, twice. It’s a pretty fucking cool place. Berlin is full of abandoned buildings and spaces like this, which makes it a great city for urban exploration (wank term for breaking into abandoned buildings) and just like everything else in Berlin, it’s only kind of illegal and no one really cares.

Crossing Borders

The other day I crossed my second international border by bicycle. It’s really not that exciting in the EU. There’s no one waiting at the border to stamp my passport while I trackstand. I was really hoping to do that. But this time it was on a dirt road and I wasn’t even sure exactly where the border was, but then all of a sudden the road signs change language and everyone is driving a Mercedes. Here are some shots from my ride from Arnhem, The Netherlands to Dusseldorf, Germany (where I then cheated and caught the train to Berlin)

Crossing Borders
The other day I crossed my second international border by bicycle. It’s really not that exciting in the EU. There’s no one waiting at the border to stamp my passport while I trackstand. I was really hoping to do that. But this time it was on a dirt road and I wasn’t even sure exactly where the border was, but then all of a sudden the road signs change language and everyone is driving a Mercedes. Here are some shots from my ride from Arnhem, The Netherlands to Dusseldorf, Germany (where I then cheated and caught the train to Berlin)

Amsterdam Fixed Gear

One last post about The Netherlands. It turns out not everyone in Amsterdam rides big heavy dutch bikes. During my week there I managed to find the local fixed gear community, they’re called the “faster than you crew” and are centred around the Pristine Fixed Gear store in Amsterdam. I was lucky enough to be there for both their weekly ride and an for an alleycat, which was the first in a series called The Tournament. Here are some shots from both of those.

Amsterdam Fixed Gear
One last post about The Netherlands. It turns out not everyone in Amsterdam rides big heavy dutch bikes. During my week there I managed to find the local fixed gear community, they’re called the “faster than you crew” and are centred around the Pristine Fixed Gear store in Amsterdam. I was lucky enough to be there for both their weekly ride and an for an alleycat, which was the first in a series called The Tournament. Here are some shots from both of those.

Dutch Countryside

I’ve seen a lot of The Netherlands over the last week or so, and there’s a lot more to it than just Amsterdam. I’ve had some great rides between cities, along the water and through the countryside. Here are some shots of the places in between.

Dutch Countryside
I’ve seen a lot of The Netherlands over the last week or so, and there’s a lot more to it than just Amsterdam. I’ve had some great rides between cities, along the water and through the countryside. Here are some shots of the places in between.

Bikes Bikes Bikes


Everyone in The Netherlands rides a bike. Kids, adults, elderly people ride bikes to get around. Even yuppy mothers choose to transport their children around in cargo bikes rather than 4 wheel drives. There are also less traffic jams and fat people.

Bikes Bikes Bikes
Everyone in The Netherlands rides a bike. Kids, adults, elderly people ride bikes to get around. Even yuppy mothers choose to transport their children around in cargo bikes rather than 4 wheel drives. There are also less traffic jams and fat people.

Amsterdam at Dusk

city lights+canals+dusk=magic

Amsterdam at Dusk
city lights+canals+dusk=magic

Delft


Delft is a small city near Rotterdam in The Netherlands. It has been described as a mini Amstredam, with mini streets and mini canals and even a mini coffeeshop. This is Delft, from the roof of Oude Delft 106.

Delft
Delft is a small city near Rotterdam in The Netherlands. It has been described as a mini Amstredam, with mini streets and mini canals and even a mini coffeeshop. This is Delft, from the roof of Oude Delft 106.

Bruges


A tiny preserved medieval city in Belgium. Even more beautiful at dusk.


Bruges

A tiny preserved medieval city in Belgium. Even more beautiful at dusk.

Brussels

Brussels

A few more shots of London


Here’s a bit more of London, there will be more to come once I get my film back but that probably won’t be for a while as I am now in Belgium

A few more shots of London
Here’s a bit more of London, there will be more to come once I get my film back but that probably won’t be for a while as I am now in Belgium

Big Red Buses


So I’ve become slightly obsessed with photographing London’s buses. They look like a cartoon. They’re big and bright and contrast perfectly with the grey buildings, and even though I’ve come close to being run over by them numerous times, I still think they’re awesome.

Big Red Buses
So I’ve become slightly obsessed with photographing London’s buses. They look like a cartoon. They’re big and bright and contrast perfectly with the grey buildings, and even though I’ve come close to being run over by them numerous times, I still think they’re awesome.

Welcome to London

London is big, super crowded, busy and the streets go in random directions and curve around, (kinda like Sydney but less shit). It’s easy to get lost, especially when you come from a grid city, but that’s half the fun. It’s going to take a long time to see it all.

Welcome to London
London is big, super crowded, busy and the streets go in random directions and curve around, (kinda like Sydney but less shit). It’s easy to get lost, especially when you come from a grid city, but that’s half the fun. It’s going to take a long time to see it all.

I am a tourist


For the next 7 months or so I am going to be living/travelling in the UK and Europe. I decided that I’ve shot everything that Melbourne has to offer and it’s time to see what the rest of the world looks like, from behind the lens. I promise I won’t post too many standard touristy shots, I hate those. However, photographs of tourists are a different thing altogether, here is the first of many.

I am a tourist
For the next 7 months or so I am going to be living/travelling in the UK and Europe. I decided that I’ve shot everything that Melbourne has to offer and it’s time to see what the rest of the world looks like, from behind the lens. I promise I won’t post too many standard touristy shots, I hate those. However, photographs of tourists are a different thing altogether, here is the first of many.

Eyes

I used to draw… then I got a camera and kinda just stopped, which is silly. Then one day I decided to take my camera out in a crazy storm, to try and get some cool shots of people running through flood waters and such. Anyway, I broke my camera, turns out it is not as weatherproof as I thought, and while it was being sent away for repairs I started drawing again. So here is a drawing, an actual drawing done with charcoal on a piece of paper. It is a drawing of my friend Harry’s eyes. Enjoy

Eyes
I used to draw… then I got a camera and kinda just stopped, which is silly. Then one day I decided to take my camera out in a crazy storm, to try and get some cool shots of people running through flood waters and such. Anyway, I broke my camera, turns out it is not as weatherproof as I thought, and while it was being sent away for repairs I started drawing again. So here is a drawing, an actual drawing done with charcoal on a piece of paper. It is a drawing of my friend Harry’s eyes. Enjoy

Sunset at the Museum

Some shots from Thursday night ride, starting every week from Melbourne Museum. At this time of year, the sun is setting just as we roll out. I feel I need to make the most of this before the days start getting shorter

Sunset at the Museum
Some shots from Thursday night ride, starting every week from Melbourne Museum. At this time of year, the sun is setting just as we roll out. I feel I need to make the most of this before the days start getting shorter
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