“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” These are the words of Cesare Pavese, italian poet of the first half of the 20th century and convey most of my feelings experienced during my short stay in Holland at my new place during the past few days. I traveled to Leiden, the Netherlands.
This is where I am going to live for the next year. I will study at Leiden University and follow the course “Book and Digital Media Studies”. A one year long Master of Arts.
It’s different from home, obviously, and for that reason it’s thrilling, new, exciting and i can’t wait to start lessons there!
Photos from Leiden, the Netherlands
I will be uploading more photos of Leiden on this set on Flickr.
I am also considering creating a photography book with photos taken around the town. I am editing this post in september 2012. I graduated and I believe that soon I will move from here so the time to do so is short. I am thinking 50 photos or so on 100 pages, but i will have to work out a nice design. Landscape? Anyway, I’ll figure it out. I will have it printed out at Blurb.com since last time it was a success. Expect a new post on Leiden coming out soon!