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My attempts at art. I love photography and I’m always trying to get the right angle, the right depth of field and the best colours… All while telling a wonderful story. Sometimes I get it all right, some other times I don’t, but I keep trying

Strasbourg – Photography

I finally got around to work on the photos from my trip to Strasbourg, which now feels like a life away. If you remember, I went there for a reunion. At university, here in the UK, it was always four of us together all the time, The Pack, Judit, Sabine (Aissa), Jean Marie and me. We hadn’t seen each other for a long time (in my case, ten years!) and we decided to meet there, since none of us girls knew Strasbourg and he lives there. Of course, you know I see Aissa pretty much every few months, but that’s not the point. The Pack was back together, for one weekend! I’m not going to go into detail about the trip, I will just say that it was a lot of fun. I was glad to see we hadn’t changed that much, and we could still have a great time together. Strasbourg is amazing. The city has a great history, which makes the architecture strikingly beautiful. During its history, it has passed from German and …

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Memories

As I walked down the street, everything around me came together to bring me back to my childhood summers. The first few notes of Ben Howard’s Old Pine set the mood, reminding me of summers past. Barely a car on the street, it felt as if time had stopped for a moment. For some reason, I have this feeling there were fewer cars when I grew up. The thing that really took me about 20 years back into the past was the smell of ripe plums on the ground, under the sun. It was a hot morning, despite the clock on my phone having just announced 8am. I paused for a moment, and took everything in. The sweet, thick smell of the plums, which I felt being squashed under my shoes; the smell of sunshine, the warmth on my skin. I could imagine hearing the cicadas, playing their summer song. My childhood summers were mainly spent in the country side, in the company of my cousins, my parents, and my grandparents. It’s funny how our …

Beware, the hipsters are coming!

I hate hangovers. You have a lot of fun when you’re out and about with your friends, drinking, and the next morning, it’s like a revenge on you for having too much fun. I had made plans with my friend Su a while back to meet on Saturday, and when the day arrived, we decided to go to this new trendy market in Lewisham, just by the shopping centre. The place was a bit hidden, and it looks nothing like a market, and more like an abandoned warehouse. At the entrance, there were a few security guys making sure nobody was there to cause trouble. There even was a Jared Leto lookalike! You can see him towards the right on the pic above (just by the Superstyle Hair Studio column), long hair and sunglasses… That’s totally him! Ha-ha Inside, the place looked like Shoreditch had just came to Lewisham for a visit! You may or may not know this, but I love Shoreditch. I know it’s now trendy to hate it and to be so …

Photos

I am in not such a great mood at the moment, so apologies for the lack of motivational stuff… The reason is because on Sunday, I hurt my knee when doing Day 2 of Insanity, which sucks a lot. I haven’t done anything serious to it, but I’ve been told by the doctor to wear a crutch to avoid putting all my weight on it, and to not run or do any weird workouts for at least 3 weeks. See? It sucks… So, to avoid writing a negative post, I decided to share with you some pictures from my last trip to Paris. As usual, you can see more photos on flickr. I hope you like them! It felt right to give the photos a vintage look, for some reason. Maybe because I could imagine walking around these gardens when the nobility did (OK, there was no photography back then, but I don’t know how to do an oil painting) Of course, the moment I saw the ram (Aries) I had to take a photo …