Summer Camp ’15 [ Photo-diary ]
to travel [ trav-uh ] , v — to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey:
For some people travelling is just another word in the dictionary. Nevertheless, that’s not the case with me. My name’s Bogeh, I’m a teenager, and I’m looking for adventure everywhere I can. This is my first post on Medium and I’m expecting to share my stories with anyone who is willing to read through to the very end. I hope this could be of some use, weather it inspires you or just entertains you. Well, let’s get started, shall we?
Today, I’d like to tell you about the phenomenal experience I had this summer- I went to a leadership academy for a second year in a roll. In 2014 I was a camper, but this time around… I was a trainer! Crazy, right? It’s quite beyond me why they’d let someone, whose thoughts are so disorganized and at times even scary-ish, be in charge of 7–8 people in a team. However, I’m glad they did so, as I had an incredible time! Not only was the rest of the staff truly hilarious and so fun to be around, but I quickly made friends with some of the campers, too. I learned something very important about socializing at this camp- getting to know people is like a chess game- you make the first move and then wait for a response, after which you make another move, and so on, and so forth. It made me realize that people are truly extraordinary creatures. All so different from each other, and yet similar in a way. Anyhow, that’s another story for another time.
Now I’d like to tell you about the day in which we could go & explore the town where the camp took place- Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. I’ve got to say, I hadn’t been so impressed by a town in a long, long time. Why, you ask? Luckily, I brought a camera with me (although not the one that I prefer, because it was too heavy to carry around) and I took a couple of photos , which you might find aesthetically pleasing. Without further adew, here’s the first one:
On the picture, one of my newly-made friends is exploring a graffiti we found in downtown… at an abandoned building. It was some kind of underground graffiti-makers’/ melomaniacs’ /creative people in general — ‘s hangout place and it was FILLED from top to bottom with mind-blowingly well executed graffiti. I mean, look at this:
Those were the two largest horizontal pieces and I believe the second one is my favorite piece of art from this genre ever. As you can see, it is a Japanese woman, judging by the style of her hair, clothing and accessories, as well as by the specific face shape & features. I don’t what is it about her that I find truly gorgeous & inspirational. I’m even considering printing out this photo & maybe framing it. Excluding those two main pieces, there were small ones all across the walls of the room and a huge vertical one:
What I firstly noticed about this piece of art was the intense, borderline evil stare of the character.
And here we have my friend admiring the view from the ‘underground’ spot. Is the view so special, you’re wondering? Decide for yourself.
Personally, I’d use words such as ‘breathtaking’ & ‘ picturesque’ to describe it.
We were most definitely having a lovely time up there, drinking coconut water, joking around and creating memories.
In case you were ever wondering whether removing your head from a photo would make it more artistic…the answer is yes, but you’d also freak people out a tiny bit. (P.S.: notice my hand-veins.) (P.S. 2 : colourful backgrounds make me so happy.)
Moving on, later during the day we went to a 20th-century-style coffee / pastry shop and let me tell you, this is one of the most uniquely designed, regarding both interior & exterior, buildings I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Sadly, I couldn’t take a lot of pictures of the construction. However, I’m more than happy to share with you, dearest reader, even the little I have.
The god of light must have been feeling particularly good the day I took this photo , as I have no other explanation to why else would I be so blessed with such perfect lighting.
Doesn’t the beauty of this unknown woman strike you like a lighting? Her face, hair and body, all so realistic and natural looking. I’d love to have known her, who knows what story she has to tell.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking up to this point. ‘Woah, she has a thing for taking photos of nude women, alright…’ but no, this is DEFINITELY not the case, I swear on my Zenit. For your information, this was a fountain with a huge rock and a woman-statue on top, looking vintage as frick, and come on, that’s every amateur photographer’s wet dream(kind of….), right? I hope so.
When encountering such fountains, never forget to throw in a coin, close your eyes, cross your fingers as hard as possible, and make a wish. The chance of it coming true would be much bigger, if you let the universe hear it.
Since this is getting too long already, I’m just going to show you a few honorable mentions, that didn’t really have anything to do with the events I talked about , but I just can’t stop myself from posting them.
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed both the text & the pictures. I decided that I want to end each post with an inspiring and relatable quote, so here’s today’s:
“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”