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It’s day two of the new year and it stretches out before me like a blank page, encouraging me to dream and plan, make changes and find a few new adventures. And while saying good-bye to 2016 was easy – it wasn’t a great year for me – I can’t help feel a little melancholy about the past.

This has possibly mainly to do with the fact that I spent the last days of the old year wandering around some old haunts of mine in Bamberg, a baroque town in Bavaria (Franconia) I lived in as a student.

It was a little odd to rediscover a place I once knew so well and reconnect with people I use to see nearly every day – odd, but good and a little sad. As I rambled through the tiny cobblestone alleys and clambered up the hills I couldn’t help but wonder about all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘could ofs’.

But since you can’t turn back time and I don’t even think I really want to now is the perfect time to close a chapter and begin a new one. So as I sit on the train and with those thoughts in my mind I think I will take one last look at the photos I took and begin planning the months that lie ahead of me. After all there is nothing more exciting than the unknown.

some bright berries coated with frost

some bright berries coated with frost

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garden still life

garden still life

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nature and manmade

nature & man-made

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where I lived as a a student

where I lived as a a student

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some pears left out on the sill

some pears left out on the sill

too cold to sit

too cold to sit

stars

stars

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I finished my Masters after a few detours

I finished my Masters after a few detours

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walked through this door countless times

walked through this door countless times

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picturesque Regnitz

picturesque Regnitz

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water levels not too high

water levels not too high

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pillars at the Dom

pillars at the Dom

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the main steeples are under restauration

the main steeples are under restauration

well worn steps

well worn steps

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the sun came out to show off the view

the sun came out to show off the view

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a colourful ending as I walked back down

a colourful ending as I walked back down

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