Archive for July, 2012

July 29, 2012

the chronicle of a (rainy) afternoon

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July 29, 2012

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I’m seriously considering quitting my job. I like working as a nurse, even if this job is completely different here than it is in Hungary, so all my former work experience and knowledge are useless now, which is sort of sad; but my workplace is simply just not the right place for me. But, knowing that I’m the one who needs months to decide which pair of shoes to buy and years (decades) to find out what to do with my life (this project is still in progress), I guess it won’t be a quick change.

Anyway, I enjoy Salzburg so long I’m still here.

July 28, 2012

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I worked till 19.30 today. Officially. It’s 22.30 now. I came home ten minutes ago. Shall I say more or you’ve already got the secondary meaning of my simple words?

So for today is a photo of the present state of my living room and my present evening (night) meal. Because I’m nice and because I know where to set  limits, I show you neither the present state of my kitchen nor the present state of my bathroom.

July 27, 2012

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Another way of dealing with stress I practise way too often is eating quick carbohydrates. Well, at least is ice gluten-free.

July 27, 2012

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Sitting by the Salzach after work seems to become a habit of mine lately.

July 25, 2012

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Well. Even if Móricka provides us with a full-time activity schedule, we can’t forget that we have also a cat. She looks to it.

July 24, 2012

there was a child went forth…

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…and came back home again.

July 24, 2012

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Drinking coffee with Móricka.

July 23, 2012

music of the week – Budapescht

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Since I’m a big fan of Karsten Troyke and I’m currently visiting my family in Budapest, let’s have some home tunes. Neither history nor theory are included, because I’m in no musicology mood today (I have some urgent Hungarian Food Eating to do, haha).

July 23, 2012

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Móricka! is! back! With two brand-new teeth.

July 23, 2012

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Sitting on the night train on my way to Budapest. What I never understood is the policy every railway company seems  to follow so strictly: this dutifully obeying the urgent necessity of transforming night lines into deep refrigerators.

July 22, 2012

Salzburger! Festspiele! 2012!

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July 21, 2012

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I really don’t want to ruin all your illusions about this idyllic city of Mozartkugeln and the Trapp family, but yes, she is real. I personally have no aversions against rats, I’ve grown to love them during the two years we shared home, but she definitely raised some excitement among the poor tourists.

July 20, 2012

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The Allee der Gerechten  in Mirabellgarten is part of the memorial project Avenue of the Righteous of Yad Vashem, and pays tribute to people from Salzburg who, during WW2, tried to help and save the lives of Jews.

July 20, 2012

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Rehearsal of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s play Jedermann for the Salzburger Festspiele.

July 20, 2012

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A night walk after the monthly team meeting, photo taken unfortunately only with the camera of my phone.

July 20, 2012

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An American scout choir singing at my workplace.

 

July 20, 2012

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Another work day that ended with me sitting by the Salzach and feeling frustrated. I’m really thankful that I could come out of the depression, that I didn’t end up at the closed ward of a psychiatric clinic, and I’m over all imaginations happy that I have the opportunity to live in Salzburg, but I want my real life back so very badly right now.

 

July 15, 2012

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Another day of cold rain pouring down endlessly from the gray sky. I left my flat only for a coffee and came back soaked wet and in a very unfriendly mood. I feel this urgent need of moving to a hot, dry place like the Kalahari Desert quite often lately.

July 14, 2012

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On days like today, when it rains so hopelessly and desperately that I feel like it’s last summer again, I need a double dose of 5-HTP to stay sane, haha. These are my vitamins, minerals and fish oil capsules that keep me off of SSRI-s, à la Michael Ellsberg. Together with a low carb paleo-style diet they work quite decently. I wish people would stop speaking about soul and lack of willpower and weak personality where clinical depression is concerned. I wish people were just a bit more educated and a bit less stupid. Dealing with clinical depression is hard enough, there is really no need for treating us badly just because we are unlucky enough to have it.

July 13, 2012

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After a very frustrating work day today I went down to the banks of the Salzach to free my brain from all things bad. I worked five years at the haematology ward of a university clinic in Hungary, so I know everything about being physically, psychically and mentally tired; I experienced how doing night shifts upsets your hormonal status, I know how burn-out feels and I observed years long how young people in my own age are dying a very painful and ugly death, so stress and frustration are old friends of mine. This is a new kind of uneasiness, though. I can deal with life and death quite nicely but I’m constantly failing at dealing with those small problems and traits that make human relationships so difficult.

July 12, 2012

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Drinking almond milk hot chocolate in pajamas while reading about sheep investigating murder is the best part of my days lately. I guess I’m sort of overtired.

July 12, 2012

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Sunset on my way home from work plus barbecue party at my workplace. I love how this shot looks like the film photos of my childhood.

July 10, 2012

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Changing shifts in the evening in the shadow of a lemon tree.

July 9, 2012

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Something I haven’t done in nine months: sharing my phone number.

July 8, 2012

Santa Claus is back in town

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Because it’s never too early for Christmas decoration.

July 8, 2012

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Today with a colleague of mine we visited the craft fair Salzachgalerien. It was completely washed away by a sudden summer storm we have to deal with so often here lately, but after fifteen minutes the rain and wind were gone and it was as it never happened.

July 7, 2012

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Just in case you’re planning to visit Austria, be prepared: Salzburg is a dangerous place. You can meet these kind of guys at every corner, even during daylight hours.

July 6, 2012

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The theme options for this project are somewhat limited on work days because I’m not allowed to publish real life photos of my work and because, honestly, after a thirteen hours long shift I don’t always have the energy to do something extra just for the sake of photography. Today I just shot some pretty flowers on the balcony of the nurses’ room. I’m quite into yellow lately.

July 6, 2012

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Evening walk in Mirabellgarten.

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