"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
View of the Italian countryside from the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, a basilica on top of a hill above Bologna
Vauban, the eco-friendly (and extremely people-friendly) neighborhood of Freiburg where my apartment was. I have never seen so many plants in a residential area of a city before. Freiburg is the second most "green" city in Europe behind Copenhagen and Vauban is at the center of their eco revolution. It was a very interesting and fun place to live amoungst both families with young children and university students.
Me enjoying myself on a hike in the Vosges Mountains, France
Female Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) we surprised deep in the wilderness in the Low Tatra Mountains, Slovakia
Classic love locks on a fence in Paris, France
Cows grazing in the lush green fields of the Austrian Alps
Lilly pads in a pond in Stuttgart's zoo Wilhemla - this was defintely the most beautiful zoo I have ever been to.
Vineyards early in the growing season in a dry alpine valley in Leuk, Switzerland
Small farmer's hut where we had a class field trip in southern Germany's Swabian Alb
At one with nature in the dense forests near Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
One of Freiburg's most picturesque streets
My flatmates ahead of me on a hike through the Austrian Alps - I had no idea mountains could be so green!
Battle of Waterloo (1815) memorial in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium - I am a big Napoleon history fan, so going there on the 200th anniversary of the battle was an amazing experience for me
Old tree growing in the Schwarzwald seen on a Schauinsland hike above Freiburg
Lech river - a vibrant blue river that runs through the Alps in both Austria and Germany's Bavaria
Escargot eaten in Strasbourg, France - Strasbourg is very close to Freiburg, so it was easy to take a day trip over and eat my favorite meal in the world
Stands and stands of plants sold at the Münster market in Freiburg daily - this is also where I could buy fresh produce and meats as well as grab a quick bratwurst for lunch
USA vs. Germany international friendly at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany - the US ended up beating the world cup champions!
Costal view of the Tramuntana Mountains on Spain's island of Mallorca
Chamois (rupicapra Rupicapra) seen high in the Vosges Mountains, France
'Feierling' - another one of Freiburg's local breweries - this one was probably most loved by the students
Alpine Marmot (marmota marmota) who was not at all afraid of us as we hiked in past in the Austrian Alps
Herbs on my balcony that were part of the garden my flatmates and I were growing over the summer
My enivornmental science IES peers and I on a hike through the forests of the Vosges Mountains - this was part of a weekend excursion that involved a lot of hiking, goofing off, and eating great munster cheese
Particularily green area on the grounds of the Prague Castle, Czech Republic - the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world
This was something odd I spotted just outside of my apartment in Vauban... I pony tied to a pole with no one around
Tree growing on a precarious cliff edge on the Fürstenstein hike in Lichtenstein
Frame found in the Schwarzwald in Waldkirch, Germany
I didn't have to go to Italy to see roman ruins - this is a roman ampitheater built in the 2nd century A.D. in Germany's oldest city, Trier
Gorgeous lake in the Low Tatra Mountains of Slovakia
Lush part of Luxembourg City's old historical district called the Bock
Outside of Werder Bremen's team bus at a SC Freiburg vs. Werder Bremen home game at Freiburg's Schwarzwald Stadion
Schwarzwald landscape on a bright afternoon hike at Schauinsland (near Freiburg)
Terrace agriculture used to retain moisture in arid areas like on Mallorca, Spain
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<p>I am an Animal Science major from Cornell University with a love of traveling, nature, photography, and adventure. I like to explore through everyday curiosity. You never know what novel experiences await from day to day or what old experiences might teach about the new.</p>