Life Through the Camera Lense

After a full week with many experiences, I am finally able to write the next blog entry.

Last Monday I started my internship with a short introduction to the job. Since this only occupied a few hours of my day, we used the rest of the afternoon to explore the Mont-Royal. The Mont-Royal is a small hill in the middle of Montréal which allows a great view of the skyline of the city. Afterwards we went to the St.-Josephs-Oratorium.

On Tuesday, April 12th, I had my first day of work at the Goethe-Institute. This day I met everyone that I’ll be working with and learned about my tasks and responsibilities for the next few weeks. After working at the institute on Tuesday, I worked from home for the rest of the week. In general, my working hours are from 11 to 6, so I’m quite busy during the day. On Thursday I ended my week with a nice view of the sunset:

On Good Friday, my roommate Vitória, Eduardo (a student from Brazil), and I spent the day at the BanQ library. Along with the internship I do participate in a college seminar back in Germany, so the library is the perfect place to prepare and study. Next to studying I got a few books to read as well 😊 After our visit to the library we walked around a bit and ran some errands.

Saturday was rather quiet, and we spent the day at home. In the evening I went to a pub with Vitória and some of her friends. In general, she took me under her wing and made me a part of her friend group which I am very grateful for. It’s always nice to meet new people and have someone to explore and experience new things with. Since we all couldn’t spend Easter Sunday with our families, we decided to spend it together as a group. We all brought food from our home countries, which ended up being a great mix of Brazilian, Columbian, French, and German food. The afternoon was very entertaining and a lot of fun. In the evening we went to the movies, to see the new Fantastic Beasts movie.

On Monday, Vitória and I made good use of the great weather and walked through the old part of Montréal. Our first stop was Notre-Dame de Montréal.

Afterwards, we walked to the Old Port where we had lunch at the riverside and enjoyed the sun.

The final stop of the afternoon was at the Botanical Gardens. They are located next to the Olympic Stadium in the north of Montréal. Although the flowers aren’t in bloom yet, it was very nice to walk through the different gardens. We’ll definitely be back in a few weeks to see the gardens at the end of spring. After a short reading break, we went back home to enjoy the rest of the evening. The next day I woke up to snow, so it was a pretty good decision to explore the city on Monday. In general, the weather is still very chaotic and surprising. Spring is taking its sweet time to arrive in Montréal, but I am really looking forward to the next few weeks and months when it’ll be warmer and more colorful.

Since I took a lot of pictures this week, I created a small video with the rest of the highlights. The song of the week is “Light Switch” by Charlie Puth since Vitória and I have been listening to it the whole week 😊

Until next week!

Song of the Week:
Light Switch – Charlie Puth

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