Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Winter has come and almost gone

I finally managed to get my disposables developed from my skiing holiday with my family over Christmas. St Anton is a gorgeous resort in the west of Austria, situated amongst the Arlberg Mountain region in the Alps. It was also the place where the film 'Chalet Girl', starring Ed Westwick was filmed. It was our second winter back there and my second time ever skiing, and after a week exploring most of the pistes (blue and red mostly,not the black ones yet!), I can finally say that I can actually ski!

2013: I solemnly swear to post more regularly

Finding the time to blog is much harder than I thought... I set myself a new years resolution to post at least weekly, but it has taken me about 2 months to get here!

Nevertheless, I am back! It has also occurred to me that blogging is a great tool to get yourself known; as well as posting about what interests me I am going to make a habit of including pieces of work that I am currently doing in Architecture school, as I make my way through the last term of second year.  It's scary to think that I am currently just over half way through my degree, and the easter holidays are two and a half weeks away!.

Our project for this semester is HOUSING, and over the past 4 weeks we have been looking at many precedent studies, as well as conducting research on the uses of domestic spaces.  The year group has been allocated 1 of 6 sites in city of York, which we have now visited twice to carry out our site analysis. It's been quite exciting as I had never been to York before and I didn't know much about the city and trawling its medieval cobbled streets has been quite a novelty. Our latest adventure was climbing to the top of York Minister's tower; an experience that I can say I will never do again! The photos below are from the first especially sunny trip last Saturday.

York Minister: One of the most important medieval buildings in Europe

The Shambles: one of the oldest streets in York with overhanging timber framed buildings, which is said to have provided the inspiration for ' Diagon Alley' in the Harry Potter series

The crowded streets of York on a saturday afternoon