Jun 1 2015. One of my favourite pastimes is photography. There’s something rewarding about capturing a moment or a memory, creating something which is aesthetically pleasing or which triggers an emotion. The second time I travelled to Munich for a research internship, photography became my crutch. I had travelled by myself, so most afternoons when I finished work I would find myself feeling quite alone in a big and beautiful city, and because of the time difference, all my friends and family at home in Sydney were sleeping.
About half way through my trip, I decided I needed a project to keep me occupied in the afternoons and decide to take a photo a day. I called it #nataliegeographic. It really kept me entertained, roaming the city to find the perfect shot which i would then post online for my family and Aussie friends to wake up to the next morning. My family at home were captivated by it, logging in every day to see what I had seen or done, and my German friends even started to contribute their own photos from things they’d seen around the city. Now when i look back on the photos it reminds me of some really good times – 25 photos detailing the 25 last days of my trip.
Dr Nat
To start things off. Sunset at Olympic Park, Munich #Day0 #nataliegeographic

To start things off. Sunset at Olympic Park, Munich #Day0 #nataliegeographic

Couple embracing. Seen at München Hauptbahnhof. #Day1 #nataliegeographic

Couple embracing. Seen at München Hauptbahnhof. #Day1 #nataliegeographic

At the Englischer Gärten, München. It's never too early to begin FKK (free body culture). #Day2 #nataliegeographic

At the Englischer Gärten, München. It’s never too early to begin FKK (free body culture). #Day2 #nataliegeographic

What's wrong with this picture? Malamute sitting at the table in the beer garden, watching the World Cup. At the Hofbräukeller, München. #Day3 #nataliegeographic

What’s wrong with this picture? Malamute sitting at the table in the beer garden, watching the World Cup. At the Hofbräukeller, München. #Day3 #nataliegeographic

Tonight, let it be Löwenbräu: the original Munich formula 👌. #Day7 #nataliegeographic

Tonight, let it be Löwenbräu: the original Munich formula 👌. #Day7 #nataliegeographic

She's among the richest kids of Munich. But in the end, just a kid who wants no more than an old stuffed toy #Day8point1 #nataliegeographic

She’s among the richest kids of Munich. But in the end, just a kid who wants no more than an old stuffed toy #Day8 #nataliegeographic

Viktualien Markt, München (via @ Jakob). #Day9 #nataliegeographic

Viktualien Markt, München (via @ Jakob). #Day9 #nataliegeographic

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. #Day12 #nataliegeographic

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. #Day12 #nataliegeographic

The Metro, Milano. #Day16 #nataliegeographic

The Metro, Milano. #Day16 #nataliegeographic

SCHLANDDD! #Day18 #nataliegeographic

SCHLANDDD! (Germany’s in the finals for the world cup) #Day18 #nataliegeographic

Reflections. Boy stone hopping, near Viktualienmarkt. #Day19 #nataliegeographic

Reflections. Boy stone hopping, near Viktualienmarkt. #Day19 #nataliegeographic

Make love, not war. Teens painting a peace balloon, at Marienhof. #Day20 #nataliegeographic

Make love, not war. Teens painting a peace balloon, at Marienhof. #Day20 #nataliegeographic

I will never get sick of it. The Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Marienplatz. #Day21, #nataliegeographic

I will never get sick of it. The Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Marienplatz. #Day21, #nataliegeographic

Tollwood Festival - arts, crafts and environmental awareness. Olympic Park, Munich. #Day22 #nataliegeographic via Nina

Tollwood Festival – arts, crafts and environmental awareness. Olympic Park, Munich. #Day22 #nataliegeographic via Nina

Leopoldstraße, München. Germany had just won the World Cup. #Day23 #nataliegeographic

Leopoldstraße, München. Germany had just won the World Cup. #Day23 #nataliegeographic

Small fry wants to play with the big boys. Omg it's #Day24!!!!!!!!! One full day left #nataliegeographic

Small fry wants to play with the big boys. Omg it’s #Day24!!!!!!!!! One full day left #nataliegeographic

Karlsplatz, München. #Day25 #DayHOME #nataliegeographic

Karlsplatz, München. #Day25 #DayHOME #nataliegeographic