After all the paperwork was done, the flights were safely booked and the suitcase packed I was ready to jump on the plane. Of to an adventure, a journey and an amazing experience I will never ever forget.
My journey started at the Airport “Tegel” in Berlin. Right after landing in Bristol, Anna gave me a lift to my host family's house and they were the best family I have ever met. So kind, helpful in every situation and always with a bright smile on their faces.
Now there were 4 weeks I will work and live in Bristol. And truly, a dream came true. On my first day I was insanely excited – obviously.But the second I entered the Aardman Studios and met my boss all the nervousness was gone.
Over the 4 weeks working at “Grit Bristol Photographic” my boss, Joe Coleman, became a real mentor and a friend. And even a few photoshoots I could do on my own. In the afternoons, I was in the city centre. For example, I visited the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cabot Tower, Bristol Cathedral, Cabot Circus and more. And I also was sent on a little “Banksy Tour” by my boss Joe. One of the things I never thought of was visiting the great and adventurous city London. The weather was amazing!!! And also Bath and Glastonbury were part of my time in the UK.
But then it was time to say goodbye. Saying goodbye to a beautiful city that became like a second home for me. A goodbye to the most amazing people I've ever met:
Joe, Nina, Safia, Sameep, Ian, Brandan, Matt, James, “JoJo”, Francesca, Malva (I hope that is spelled right), Pete, Karyn, Jack and Holly. They will always be in my heart and I think I don't have to tell them that there were tears when the time came to say goodbye.
Thank you for this amazing, beautiful and most exciting time.
And also big thanks to the Bristol Intern Group (B.I.G.), IHK in Germany and my company in Germany for this opportunity.