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


01 september 2014 08.08

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Marco Marino, 25, moved from Naples, Italy in August 2011 to pursue a master’s in aerospace engineering but he couldn’t come without his moka pot. “As an Italian, coffee, or, as we would call it anywhere outside Italy, espresso, is ...
07 augustus 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Anne-Linde van Gameren (24) doesn’t stay in one place for very long. “My master’s programme [in urban studies] is organised by six different universities throughout Europe.” She’s lived in Brussels, Vienna, Madrid and now ...

30 juni 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Jad Masri, 25, was born in Lebanon but was raised in Canada and attended McGill University. “I got this Calendar during my first year as a bachelor student at McGill University. It brings with it the memories of some of the best days ...
16 juni 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Vidyut Mohan couldn’t bring his own tabla, a paired set of Indian drums, with him when he moved to the Netherlands in August 2013, so his mother gave him the next best thing: a miniature version of the instrument. Originally from ...

02 juni 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Joost Linthorst, 21, might have a Dutch name but feels more at home in the UAE than in the Netherlands and when he speaks English, he sounds Scottish. “I was born in Scotland, then I moved to Abu Dhabi, then back to Scotland, then to ...
19 mei 2014

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Mladena Lukovic, 27, says that you can find Plazma hidden in the suitcase of any Serbian student returning to the Netherlands. “Originally Plazma was made for babies and kids, but grownups are addicted to it now,” she says. Lukovic ...

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