Best of Amateur Photography, Part 1

Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle, the setting of the famous Shakespeare play, Hamlet. This also happens to be my website's background.

In a previous blog post, I promised a showcase of the photos I’ve taken in 2016, when I studied abroad from January to May and when I interned at Google in New York City over the summer. I’ll be splitting this up into two parts because I have over thirty photos to show. If you want a quick sneak peek, head on over to my Instagram page for more.

These pictures are curated in approximately chronological order.


Lund, Sweden

Lunds Domkyrka
The cathedral in Lund.
Streets of Lund
The streets of Lund.

Copenhagen, Denmark

St. Alban's Church
St. Alban's Church in Copenhagen. I took this picture en route to see the Little Mermaid statue, which looks more disappointing in real life than in photos.

Reykjavík, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja
Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland
Reykjavík City Hall
Reykjavík City Hall and Tjörnin (The Pond), featuring lots of ducks.

Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate at night.
Reichstag Dome
The dome on top of the Reichstag, the German parliament building.

London, United Kingdom

Trafalgar Square
A busy day in Trafalgar Square.

Stockholm, Sweden

View of Stockholm
The view of Stockholm and Lake Mälaren, facing north on Monteliusvägen.

St. Petersburg, Russia

Palace Square
The halo in Palace Square.
Pavilion Hermitage
The Pavilion Hermitage in Catherine Park, Pushkin.

Helsinki, Finland

Senate Square
Statue of Alexander II in Senate Square.

Prague, Czech Republic

View of Prague
A sunset view of Prague, facing east near the Prague Castle.
Vitava River
Vitava River

Dresden, Germany

River Elbe
On the banks of the River Elbe in Dresden.

Helsingør, Denmark

When I was in Helsingør touring Kronborg Castle with a visiting friend, we were notified that the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, was touring the castle with the Crown Prince of Denmark, Prince Frederik. So we perched ourselves on a nearby hill and took pictures once they exited the castle. These pictures are courtesy of my friend.

The motorcade for the state visit
The motorcade for the state visit, just outside of Kronborg Castle.
Enrique Peña Nieto (left) and Crown Prince Frederik (right)
Enrique Peña Nieto (left) and Crown Prince Frederik (right) exits Kronborg Castle.

Part 2 of this series is here.