The quiet washed over you like white upon the wall.

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Last week included a brief stopover in Korea for a quick cable car ride, a whole bunch of Hot Chocolates and a couple of Churros. As an avid reader of Wikipedia pages listing cable car accidents and fatalities, I'm surprised I got on one, especially one with such a steep incline. I happily discovered it was at least 30x less terrifying when looking through a camera lens.

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The weather was around -10 most days, the kind I'm built for. Everything is better in the cold. We missed the snow by an inch. There was still slushy ice lining the streets but only blue skies to be seen. A blue sky is my mortal enemy.

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All the space that surrounds you.

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My wonderful best friend visited from Australia over my very first Thanksgiving. It was such a welcome break from reality after a crazy year. He's a person who is happy to fly across the world just to sit in silence with me and play Pokemon on the couch. Sometimes Google Hangouts just doesn't cut it.

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During his visit, we hunted for the infamous Golden Gate Buffalo (and much to our dismay, found them locked behind a tiny gate), ate an obscene amount of food, baked all the pies, and spent a whole lot of money on Uber rides. We made a trip to the California Academy of Sciences to visit the beautifully restored taxidermy, their displays so immaculate that my snaps almost look like posters.

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These city lights are too much for you alone.

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It's been a full year and change since I packed up my world and moved from Western Australia to San Francisco with my little family. While it was a challenging year to say the least, the highlights were clear. Exploring a new place through my iPhone lens, and seeing a heck of a lot of live music.

With adventures afoot for 2017 I decided it was time to make a new space to hold my memories, old and new. Hey.

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