Nostalgia (2)

Laura Sterna (25), from Latvia, wears woolen socks around the house, like slippers. She always wears a pair of cotton socks under the wool socks, though, as otherwise the wool feels too rough on her bare feet. Her grandmother knitted these socks for her six years ago. It’s quite common for folks in her home country to wear wool socks, as winters in Latvia can be bitterly cold. She has three more pairs of socks like these in a drawer back home. Sterna hopes to complete her MSc degree in water management next June.

(Photo: Hans Stakelbeek)
(Photo: Hans Stakelbeek)

In the Nostalgia (Heimwee) series, photographer Hans Stakelbeek profiles international students who have an object with them here in Delft that reminds them of home. If you would also like to be profiled in the series, please mail us at: delta@tudelft.nl


14 april 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Gyöngyvér Poller, 23, is doing an exchange semester at TU Delft in Industrial Design Engineering. She’s pursuing her master’s degree in Industrial Design in Budapest. When she left, her friends gave her a tee shirt with the ...
31 maart 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Marianna Piptová, 33, needed a change, so she moved to the Netherlands from her home country of Slovakia four years ago. She’s now pursuing her master’s degree in industrial ecology. A friend brought her a bottle of slivovica, a ...

17 maart 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Moritz Beller, 25, is serious about fitness and is sorely disappointed by the lack of organised weightlifting in the Netherlands. Good thing he didn’t leave his kettlebell behind when he moved to the Netherlands from Munich, Germany ...
10 februari 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Andrew Hollands, 26, is both nostalgic and practical. He grew up in Australia, the child of an Australian father and English mother and moved to Delft in September 2013 to pursue a master’s degree in architecture. As the child of an ...

27 januari 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Indian might be more famous for its tea, but Hayagreev Narayan, 25, is more interested in filter kaapi, sweet, milky but potent coffee. He moved to the Netherlands in August 2013 to pursue a master’s degree in integrated product ...
13 januari 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Natalie Carr, 30, moved to the Netherlands in January 2012 to pursue a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. She had completed her Master’s Degree in Germany and was looking for an English-language program with just the right project. She ...

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