When I say this day was one of my favourite days ever in NZ,it’s crazy.All of the beauty and mountains and lakes in NZ are breath taking, but!...This day was beautiful in every kind of way.With the loss of Mathew being so fresh in my mind and me and @riagaff being half way round the world and only really touched down on NZ it was all alittle exciting and emotional.Talking to the guy we were staying with about Mathew made me break down and the next day after making the memorial in his work shop he took us out into the wild.
Rolling hills filled with Bush were across from where we stayed so we decided to adventure out that day early and get the memorial up at he highest point.
Off we went and were out hours and hours,crossing rivers and climbing up mountains (trying not to think of spiders and bugs we were potentially collecting in our clothes) .
We had such a laugh trying to get our legs over massive trees and ate figs stuffed with Brazil nuts!
We reached peaks! The sun was going down slowly ,we thought we had enough time to reach the highest peak there to put up the memorial but as we tried it got scary and we were basically walking over huge spiky bushes and it was so dense.We had to retreat back to the peak before it.It should still be there to this day.It was a special moment.The thrill was coming back down in time for the sunset! We really REALLY REALLY skimmed it! 😅
This day I felt excited,adventurous,free, scared, real and emotionally relieved.I loved it.
Hallo from Germany!! Nick and I visited Berlin for another fun holiday. Aaaand of course we had to get a pretzel first. 😊 We visited the remains of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, after bomb raids during the war destroyed most of it. After, we visited the Berlin wall. So crazy to see it in person, it makes it feel more real. One part of the wall had a statement, "madness" written in spray paint. Yes, indeed.
The Brandenburg gate was gigantic, especially at night when there was no one else around. The German Parliament building was wonderful, and you can visit the dome on top to see the view of Berlin from above. We walked through Tiergarten park, which is the largest and oldest park in Berlin, where we found a WWll monument and the Bellevue Palace. To end the trip with some historical knowledge, we went to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe. There are 2,711 unmarked grave stones there, all different sizes. Eerie and massive, you can easily become lost. There was a tour underneath that had the history of the time period. It was free to enter, and the pictures and stories in that place shook me to my core.
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Our 4th and final #Poet to announce as a feature at The Poetry Supper Club next Friday is: .
Jack Clearwater-Clark is a poet and theatre-maker based in East London.
As a writer he has worked with Hannah Lowe at the Southbank Centre and Ola Animashawun at the National Theatre, having shared his poetry at venues including the Roundhouse and Jawdance Shoreditch.
He is currently producing “Dead Poets Society”, an album formed from sampled sounds and the words of passed poets reading their works.
Jack is lead artist of Clearwater Collective, a group of creators whose recent Egon Schiele theatre production ‘Dark Suit and Lavender Shirt, Standing’ premiered at The Chelsea Theatre, a venue where Jack also hosts Clearwater Curations, an arresting and affirming night of live art, poetry and theatre.
His current projects include devising a new theatre work with the Lyric Ensemble and developing a festival of dance at Stratford Circus as a member of FiELD 2018.
Tickets available from **Link in Bio** Looking forward to seeing you there! 🥘🥘🥘
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The story behind this picture is one worth reading... Today, I went to the genocide museum and killing fields in Phnom Penh. What happened here only 40 years ago is emotionally disturbing. Out of respect I promised myself only to take one picture of the whole day just for to keep the memory alive. I saved it for the final moment, when I was walking amongst the mass graves surrounded by, ironically, beautiful flowered trees. Sadly, just as the lives of many people here, flowers dy in the prime of their life. However... this flower had the chance to show it's beauty to the world, this in contrast to many of the 20.000 men, women and children that died in this place. This picture keeps my memory of this day alive, the same way the memorial keeps the memories of this location alive. One picture, one act or one person can be enough to change the world as we see it.