Field Trip – Ogunquit, ME

Welcome back to the United States of America! I already talked about New York City a couple of weeks ago. In 2015, I spent two weeks in Massachusetts and in New York.
I stayed with a host family near Boston for ten days and went to High School with my host sister. It was very interesting to go to class with her, since the school system is partly completely different in comparison to the German school system.
However, we were a group of German students and beside going to school with our host brothers and sisters, we also visited certain museums in Boston and also explored the city.
Additionally, we went on a field trip to Maine which is upstate Massachusetts.
Today, I will be showing you some pictures of Ogunquit, a small town which is part of the Portland metropolitan area. In the indigenous Abenaki language, „Ogunquit“ means „Beautiful place by the sea“ – Nomen est omen
The weather was bad, it was april.

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The bus driver opens the doors of the great yellow school bus and a fresh breeze is blowing outside. I tighten my scarf and look around. It is foggy and cold.
What I see is stunning.

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The little town reminds my of Twin Peaks, a television programme from the nineties where a young woman was murdered and found by the river „wrapped in plastic“.
Even though Twin Peaks was filmed near Seattle in Washington, the moody and gloomy atmosphere is the same.

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Mist is lying on the water, it’s so foggy that I can barely imagine that Ogunquit is located directly by the Atlantic Ocean. Yellow and grey houses perfectly match the grey troubled water and the yellow-orange grass.

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I take a deep breath, the air tastes salty and my cold fingers can’t stop taking photographs of the sea, the houses and the empty streets. I’m freezing, my body wants to go back to the bus but my soul yearns for more. More fresh air, more deep breaths. 

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My feet are cold but I won’t stop walking down the abandoned streets.
I wonder how this beautiful place may look in summer, when people are coming out of their houses, embracing the beauty of their town and the shore.

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I fell in love with this town.

 

Have a nice week,
Sophie

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Sophie B.

Mädchen mit permanentem Fernweh, die Kamera immer dabei! Ich lebe um die Welt zu erkunden!

8 Antworten auf „Field Trip – Ogunquit, ME

  1. Es sieht echt mega mystisch und wunderschön dort aus! Schade, dass der Nebel auf manchen Bildern so stark ist, dass man nicht noch mehr in die Ferne sehen kann, aber was man sieht ist wirklich schön! Ich liebe den Stil der Häuser in Amerika, mit diesen Holzplatten in Weiß oder Grau und den Veranden! Das ist total mein Ding 🙂 Vor allem, wenn es dann noch wie in Florida farbig ist!

    Liebe Grüße ❤

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    1. Ja, ich hätte auch gerne etwas mehr gesehen, aber es kommen noch weitere Fotos, die geben noch etwas mehr her 😊 ja, vor allem in Massachusetts habe ich viele solche Häuser gesehen, auch in bunt wie du gesagt hast 😊 in Texas währenddessen waren es eher Backsteinhäuser – ich finde beides toll!
      Liebe Grüße ❤

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