Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Arte de Sevilla

I went to Museo de Bellas Artes en Sevilla today. 
It's in a former ancient mosque and houses some of the most famous Spanish art in the country. 
It was my boring Spanish 223 class coming to life!
Luckily, i put on my grown up shoes and really enjoyed the visit, even if it was a little stuffy and dripping of Catholicism, the art and museum were beautiful.




The museum itself



Cristo en la cruz (Goya)
Jesus was everywhere


"Las Cigarreras" (Bilbao)
This painting not only takes place in Sevilla, it takes place in my school!
La Universidad de Sevilla used to be a Tobacco Factory, fueling the economy of Sevilla.
While it kind of weirds me out that they made a university out of a psuedo-sweatshop where babies were welcome, it's also trippy and great that I get to attend class in a place with such a rich Sevillana history.



"Sevillana en su patio"  um...can i be her?


Yesterday I took a walk around my neighborhood and came across a bit more "informal" art which seemed just as inspired..








Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mi Casa Nueva


    Is over 200 years old! It's located on a street called Santas Patronas, which is right off of Reyes Católicos.  It really couldn't get any more Spanish.  I live in the "Centro" neighborhood, which is obviously the central part of city, which makes it convenient to class/fun/etc.
    I am a very lucky girl, i ended up with a fantastic host family and house.  I live with a couple and their 11 year old son, all of whom are super nice and welcoming and accommodating to my spanish-fumbling self.
   The family owns the first two floors.  Tengo mucha suerte; I get the whole first floor to myself! It includes a bedroom, little living room, kitchen of sorts and a bathroom.  My room has exposed brick walls and ceramic tile trim. All of this, and wifi included, i pretty much hit the jackpot.













Off to explore the barrio, adios!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Farewell





Adios Madison, see you on the other side!
It was great seeing everyone before I left.
If we didn't get to meet up, sorry! Busy week, but please stay in touch -
To do so you may reach me at:
engh@wisc.edu
engh.katie@gmail.com
facebook, here
skype: kting08

hasta luego...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Parents Were Awesome

A mecca of photographic nostalgia: My Parents Were Awesome













Saturday, January 9, 2010

Random Jack Kerouac Quotes

" I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."

"Everything is going to the beat — It's the beat generation, it be-at, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown and like in ancient civilizations the slave boatmen rowing galleys to a beat and servants spinning pottery to a beat."




"My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet. As I grew older I became a drunk. Why? Because I like ecstasy of the mind. I'm a wretch. But I love, love"

"A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world."

Ahh the Internet, Random Kerouac Quote Generator Found here, just refresh!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I don't blink...



A little Michael Caine for ya
via The Debonaire 

Loving These Right Now...




Images by cade martin








An awesome SUPER HERO photo essay by Agan Harahap


And this adorable video from one of my favorite movies of the year, 500 Days of Summer
Why can't we all break into song and dance spontaneously?
via Nadinoo 


Wonderful Polaroid Collages

    I scoped out Polaroid cameras for hours last summer only to order a disappointingly defective one off of ebay.  I gave up after that failure due to the fact that Polaroid ended its reign of instant photo cameras and film.  Thankfully, due to popular demand Polaroid (or some other company?) is reinstating business this year.  I'd like to think that I would have been half as creative as Hana Davies with a functional camera, but I highly doubt it.  These are great:







 
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