I love seeing artistic reminders that it’s a small world, like finding the work of a sculptor from my hometown in DC. While road tripping with my sisters to Corvallis, Oregon, I came across a work by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, whose statues I’ve seen all over the Balkans. Me and Ivan, in Zagreb (2012) and Corvallis (2014).
My hometown has a beautiful art center, a Carnegie library which my aunt helped renovate and repurpose; my sister and I stopped by for a bit of culture. I love small town museums.
It was so fun to be featured in the local paper. Thanks East Oregonian! (Also briefly on Princeton Alumni Weekly, to complete today’s press roundup.)
More postcards sent by me. At home I also keep postcards that people have sent me, but it’s funny to come home and find postcards that I sent! This cupboard is like a little travel archive of my past year- Srebrenica, Ukraine, Kosovo. I haven’t found any postcards in Iraq yet.
I came across this postcard in a stack of old photos– I sent this almost 10 years ago! The best part is the photo of me and a friend from my Jishou days, although the wording now also cracks me up. I’m still living overseas after all these years, I wonder where I will end up in the next 10…
Where were you 10 years ago???
I was born in the middle east (note the Omani license plate), but this summer was my first time back to the region. I liked taking photos even then! #tbt
We visited some dear relatives and happened upon a pioneer festival, complete with butter churning and buffalo burgers! I definitely wanted to drive off in that Model T.
Home for the rodeo, for the first time in 10 years! Magical. Pendleton, OR.
There’s no place like home there’s no place like home there’s no place like home… #evacu-vacation
I loved my temporary commute, riding this little cable car to work. It was destroyed in the war, but they got one of the cable cars up and working again a few years ago. It costs 80 cents to ride up or down; a man sitting in a little booth collects your money and gives you a paper ticket. Sarajevo.