Abby Bayani
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Hampden in Baltimore, MD (Part I)

Hampden is a commercial district in Baltimore and my dad took me to The Avenue, one of the main streets, because he said, “it’s full of old things and hipsters, you’ll love it.” That pretty much sums up the place but minus the pretentiousness from the hipsters and I did love it.

We first went into a record shop because record shops are always great and I love looking at the cover art. I was tempted to get Bowie’s Alladin Sane for the cover art but I wasn’t going to pay $30 for something just because it looks nice. The shop also had this big shelf of tapes and it immediately reminded me of  wickedwednesdaymixtape! Possible cover art for one of your mixes, Ellie?

Then we went to this Urban Outfitters-style called Trohv but it wasn’t at all pretentious. They offer basically everything from cards and various stationary, shirts with awesome designs to books about bacon! The table with the pig mugs have so many meat-related books and c’mon PIG MUGS! Yep, you can tell I love meat. The shop in general was really nice, I particularly love how it looks. It’s hard to describe but it’s a bit industrial but with modern touches and it’s also homey? Does that make sense?

So yeah, that’s part one of my trip down The Avenue!

People taking photos of the Statue of Liberty

People taking photos of the Statue of Liberty

Unless you haven’t noticed, I’m currently in the USA visiting my dad. It’s been interesting but also very fun! We went to New York City and tomorrow we’ll be going to Washington, DC. Expect a lot of posts over the next couple of weeks but for the mean time check out my Instagram.

Unless you haven’t noticed, I’m currently in the USA visiting my dad. It’s been interesting but also very fun! We went to New York City and tomorrow we’ll be going to Washington, DC. Expect a lot of posts over the next couple of weeks but for the mean time check out my Instagram.

Obligatory plane window shots

Besides the fluffy clouds, I managed to see some icy places (referring to last photo) which were pretty interesting. At first I thought they were islands but apparently they’re ice.

The American Dream

More photos from our lil photo walk a few weeks ago. Footpaths are actually great if only they weren’t so muddy.

Squirrels are so adorable.

Squirrels are so adorable.

I had to do a five-hour art exam (well, it was more like a controlled assessment) and this is what my piece looked like after four hours. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to finish it or even complete the line drawing to people knew what it was supposed to look like. Oh, well. I’m just happy it’s over because I’m beyond exhausted and also lightheaded because everyone’s been inhaling turpentine all day.

I had to do a five-hour art exam (well, it was more like a controlled assessment) and this is what my piece looked like after four hours. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to finish it or even complete the line drawing to people knew what it was supposed to look like. Oh, well. I’m just happy it’s over because I’m beyond exhausted and also lightheaded because everyone’s been inhaling turpentine all day.

You can have the cheapest DSLR on the market but if you stick the good ol’ 50mm lens on, you can make anything look so dreamy. My Sony A200 is still going strong with the secondhand Minolta 50mm f1.7 that was bought a few years ago as you can see.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

abbybayani:

The world is very quiet without you.

I MISS TAKING PROPER PHOTOS DAMMIT

abbybayani:

The world is very quiet without you.

I MISS TAKING PROPER PHOTOS DAMMIT

The fog this morning was crazy.

How I wish real birds were easy to take photos of as taxidermy ones.

This was taken on a footpath a few minutes from my house and wow nature is amazing *insert emoji with sunglasses*
I’ve been taking loads of photos lately and also painting/drawing for my exam unit and I have so much to share with you guys but I currently do not have the time arghhhhh

This was taken on a footpath a few minutes from my house and wow nature is amazing *insert emoji with sunglasses*

I’ve been taking loads of photos lately and also painting/drawing for my exam unit and I have so much to share with you guys but I currently do not have the time arghhhhh