& SLIDING SCALE
Accelerating comprehension on all scales.
In striving to supplement and maximize the cultivation of a strong understanding of architectural sites through the duration of our trip, each of my compositions was developed into a group of sketches forming an analysis that was able to cover a larger variety of key scales. This format facilitated a quicker route to the comprehension of topographical impacts, geographical considerations, the site's historical timeline, two or even three dimensional planar exploration, down to architectural features or details. Moreover, this tool enabled analysis intrinsic to its format, into the individual elements' respective relations to each other.
In conjunction with studies based on human experiences pertaining to the edifice, I pursued alternate avenues in seeking to gain a more in-depth sense of awareness as it pertained to the architecture we were being exposed to daily. Via a steady stream of academic sources, I was able to develop - in-situ - timelines and webs of facts, geared to aid me in the acquisition of a better understanding of the history of the sites' construction and being. This analysis was then easily comparable to that formed prior to travel, thus facilitating the relation between the sites to concurring significant international events or other such pertinent information.
I am basically Amy Schumers's character from snatched. Love to take selfies so I can show the rest of the world I'm having a good time. Always fall for the cute douchebag because the payed me a compliment. However, I do like to think I'm a little bit more travel savvy. When people approach you on the street you always need to be cautious. I've mastered the polite "no" with a smile whilst walking away and paying as little attention as possible. Although once a lady did follow me up a mountain for twenty minutes. I was huffing and puffing and sweating so much she thought I was a solid bet for needing a horse at some point. Although you need to be careful it's always worth giving people a half second of your attention to check out WHY they might be bothering you. Sometimes people are trying to help you (maybe you're going the wrong way), warn you of danger, or just be friendly. Today a guy approached me and whilst I was walking away I figured out he was actually a student with his friends trying to practice English. I stopped and talked to them for a while and they practiced their questions like "Have you tried Vietnamese food?" and "what's your favourite single?". They were so happy that I was willing to hang around and let each of them have a go at asking questions 😊 #travelbuddies
Instagram of the Day: the early bird gets the epic Bronte Beach sunrise! ✅
We're not kidding when we say this is an absolute must do for locals and visitors! Once you've got the perfect #ilovesydney shot 📷, enjoy a well earned breakfast at a nearby cafe. #ilovesydney 📷 @mattbarryimages
🌎 Cape Le Grand National Park, Australia
📷@elisecook "When you're trying to take a group shot but someone wants a selfie"
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