i arrived on train and walked about a mile down the most narrow, most gorgeous side streets (if you can even call them streets) to my airbnb. i have never seen streets that tiny-- they were essentially sidewalk-width, and surrounded by very tall, very colorful flats & shops on either side. it didn't feel crowded as one might think. it felt natural.
I've worked up a bit of a routine with starting work again. I have the mornings free and then work from early afternoon until 9 pm. This has worked out nicely for me- I was worried that I'd be getting tired around 7 or 8 after long mornings of sightseeing, exploring, etc., but it's actually been pretty perfect.
my brother & i recently went on a little photo adventure on the blue ridge parkway. it was *freezing* but such a fun experience. his nature photography is absolutely stunning, but it was fun to see what he could create with portraits, too. here are a few of my favorites from our afternoon together- check them out & let me know what you think!