LIÈGE, BELGIUM: VICUS LEUDICUS

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Liège-Guillemins Station

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Bridge over the River Meuse

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Albert l

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Port of Yachts

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Charlemagne

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17aug19 Liège, Belgium

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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: UNDERNEATH THE INSANE ASYLUM (21 Pilots, Pt. 4)

THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY THREE MONTHS OF LIVING IN COSTA RICA HAS BEEN ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY, THE 4 TWENTY ONE PILOTS’ ALBUMS: SELF-TITLED, VESSEL, BLURRYFACE, AND TRENCH. THIS UPCOMING 4-PART PHOTO SERIES WILL FEATURE CAPTIONS WITH THEIR LYRICS DESCRIBING AN EVEN DEEPER CONTEXTUALIZATION OF MY OVERALL PURE VIDA EXPERIENCE.

as it’s the fourth and final part of this series, i should probably mention that every photo in the entire series was shot from the hip. i never raised my camera to my eye. so, i never really knew what i was capturing until i got back to my room and went through them. 

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i can’t believe how much i hate. pressures of a new place roll my way. 
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no, we are not just graffiti on a passing train.
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this culture is a poacher of overexposure.
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i’ll morph to someone else. i’m just a ghost.
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hide you in my coat pocket, where i kept my rebel red. i felt i was invincible, you wrapped around my head.
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i’ve always been collected, calm, and chill. 
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i want you to follow me down to the bottom. underneath the insane asylum.
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sometimes i feel cold, even paralyzed. my interior world needs to sanitize.
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nice to know my kind will be on my side. i don’t believe the hype. and you know you’re a terrible sight. 
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i’m lighter when i’m lower. i’m higher when i’m heavy. 
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in city, i feel my spirit is contained
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i move slow, i want to stop time. 
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i’m sorry i did not visit. did not know how to take it. when your eyes did not know me. 
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i needed change of pace. couldn’t take the pace of change. 
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you’re loving on the psychopath sitting next to you. 
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you’re loving on the freakshow sitting next to you. 

apr19. San Jose, Costa Rica.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: VESSEL (21 Pilots, PT. 2)

THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY THREE MONTHS OF LIVING IN COSTA RICA HAS BEEN ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY, THE 4 TWENTY ONE PILOTS’ ALBUMS: SELF-TITLED, VESSEL, BLURRYFACE, AND TRENCH. THIS UPCOMING 4-PART PHOTO SERIES WILL FEATURE CAPTIONS WITH THEIR LYRICS DESCRIBING AN EVEN DEEPER CONTEXTUALIZATION OF MY OVERALL PURE VIDA EXPERIENCE.
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i’ll stay awake, ’cause the dark’s not taking prisoners tonight.
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why am i not scared in the morning? i don’t hear those voices calling. i must have kicked them out…
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i’m insignificant.
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you think twice about your life. it probably happens at night, right?
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am i the only one i know waging my wars behind my face and above my throat? shadows will scream that i’m alone.
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behind my eyelids are islands of violence.
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life has a hopeful undertone.
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and since we know that dreams are dead, and life turns plans up on their head, i will plan to be a bum, so i just might become someone.
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sometimes quiet is violent.
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i’m forced to deal with what i feel, there is no distraction to mask what is real. 
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i find over the course of our human existence, one thing consists of consistence. and it’s that we’re all battling fear. oh dear, i don’t know if we know why we’re here.
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i’m semi-automatic. my prayer’s schizophrenic.
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i do not know why i would go in front of you and hide my soul, ’cause you’re the only one who knows it. 
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don’t wanna call you in the night time. don’t wanna give you all my pieces. don’t wanna hand you all my trouble. don’t wanna give you all my demons. you’ll have to watch me struggle from several rooms away. but tonight, i’ll need you to stay.
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i’ll never be what you see inside. you say i’m not alone, but i am petrified.  
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i can feel your breath. i can feel my death. i want to know you. i want to see. i want to say hello.

15apr19. san jose, costa rica.

WEIMAR , GERMANY 🇩🇪: GROßER GEIST

The original Goethe–Schiller Monument (German: Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal). It incorporates Ernst Rietschel‘s 1857 bronze double statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749–1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), who are probably the two most revered figures in German literature. The monument has been described “as one of the most famous and most beloved monuments in all of Germany” and as the beginning of a “cult of the monument”. (Wiki)

Großer Geist. “Great Spirit.” Thomas Schütte.Herakut. The church of Ss Peter and Paul is also known as Herderkirche (Herder Church) after Johann Gottfried Herder. It is the most important church building of the town, and is called Stadtkirche (town church), opposed to the courtly Schloßkirche (court chapel). It has been the church of a Lutheran parish since 1525, after the Reformation. The church is part of the World Heritage Site Classical Weimar. (Wiki)

Rathaus Weimar.

Schloss Weimar.

Goethe’s House.

30sep18. Weimar, Germany 🇩🇪

DRESDEN , GERMANY 🇩🇪: TOUCH THE SKY

The Dresden Kreuzkirche. Built 1800.

Frauenkirche.

Lots of construction 🚧🔨 going on.

The Goldener Reiter (Golden Rider), a gilded equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong is one of Dresden’s best known landmarks.

The statue, showing the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland dressed as a Roman Emperor, stands at the Hauptstrasse, the main pedestrian boulevard in Dresden’s Neustadt district, just across the Augustusbridge from the Schlossplatz. http://www.aviewoncities.com/dresden/goldenerreiter.htm

HerbstmarktDresden choirboy statue Ritter Sport chocolate 🍫 display in Dresden Central train 🚂 station

27sep18. Dresden , Germany 🇩🇪

DRESDEN , GERMANY 🇩🇪: STORMY WAVES

The Elbe River meanders through Dresden.Dresden Frauenkirche. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994. (Wiki)

Knocked down Martin Luther statue in front of the rubble of the destroyed church. 1945. Photographer unknown.Stormy Waves 🌊 fountain by Robert Dietz in 1894.

26sep18. Dresden, Germany 🇩🇪

ŁÓDŹ , POLAND 🇵🇱: SANDBOX

Józef Pilsudski ~ viewed as a father of the Second Polish Republic re-established in 1918.

Artist: DALeast

Artist: Victor Puzin

18sep18 Lodz, Poland 🇵🇱

LAHORE, PAKISTAN : “ROADSIDE”

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Tuesday, August 14th, is “Partition Day” یوم آزادی‎; Yaum-e Āzādī ~ Independence Day ~ National fervor is building in the days leading up to it ~ lots of Pakistan flags of all sizes are everywhere. This man has a rather large one on his tractor. 

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Selling sunglasses on the roadside.
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Lone figure outside of a Mosque.

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Polka dots and eye contact.
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A boy selling shoes by the roadside. 
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Anonymity

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Brick layers transport 20-22 bricks on their backs continuously, at a building site.

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Waiting for the bus
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Stencil art at Liberty Market

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august 2018. Lahore, Pakistan.