The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

It is solved by walking…

It is solved by walking…

“Solvitur ambulando.” ~St. Jerome This quote was on Steve McCurry’s blog a few weeks ago. It embodies my experience in most cities. Especially when traveling alone, I walk. I walk and walk. On this day, I walked from Kurfurstendamm all the way back to Alexanderplatz. These are the photos along that walk. All with the

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A hundred years of imagination…

A hundred years of imagination…

Leipzig has been a big player in historical moments for the last few centuries, but very few people know very much about it. It has quietly (and sometimes not-so-quietly participated in history. . . This was the city of Bach and Mendelssohn and Goethe. . . The Battle of Leipzig was here. Just to update

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Munich layover…

Munich layover…

When I was in Munich in July, I was distracted with a dozen other things and wasn’t able to make a certain image. It just so happened that I got to Munich in the early hours of the morning and the light was similar. The huge windows of the east side of the building create

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Whatever remains behind…

Whatever remains behind…

The site of the Happy Olympics. The rest of the world should look to Munich to see how to develop an aging Olympic park into a viable place for people to use and spend time. The 2004 Olympic park sat abandoned only a few years after it was the center of the world for a

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Some lights burn brighter if there are no windows…

Some lights burn brighter if there are no windows…

“A minute is 60 seconds. You can’t change the length of a minute, but you can make it wider.” ~Zea, our fixer in Istanbul It takes time to travel. On a bicycle, this becomes very apparent. I prefer a bicycle to a car. Just like I prefer a train to an airplane. It’s it a

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Berlin is…

“Berlin is poor, but sexy!” That’s been deemed the new slogan for Berlin’s underground artsy slash “counter-culture” scene… well, that’s according to some SkyMall or Turkish Airlines magazine I saw not long ago. And its pretty true, actually. Its an interesting dichotomy: there’s this sort of grunge art everywhere in contrast to the edgy modern-city

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Lingering history…

In a similar way that it sometimes is fascinating how fast people forget history, it is also just as fascinating how we simply live with the histories we have created and move on from them – even with the remnants still lingering. We moved from Prague… to Berlin. Much of the history altered by the

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“Well, here we go…”

“Well, here we go…”

** ORIGINAL POST: 5 May 2008 ** On April 26, we departed Harding University’s Artemis Hotel… …to fly out of the ATH for my 8th and final time this semester… …and leave the land of the Greek airline companies like Olympic and Aegean (whom we flew with)… …to arrive in the land of the Lufthansa…

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