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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

what is it






what is it with this place that so draws me in? i could look at the crumbling stucco, the blind mirrors, the old wooden chairs, the magical light for hours on end. my mother once asked me what it was that appeals to me in vintage things, and could it be that i didn't like the present so much? i don't think so. instead, it has to do with a certain aesthetic (and i don't think it takes much to prefer vintage to a huge proportion of contemporary aesthetic), but more so, it might have to do with the fact that these things have history. they've lived through the good and the bad. they may look a little tattered in places, but they've made it. and look how beautiful they are.

i wouldn't mind listening to gonzales playing 'overnight' in this place.

(again, photos taken at the spiegelsaal in berlin, when visiting with the blog campers last weekend. pardon the blurriness of some of the shots, ambient light and shooting without a tripod don't always go together.)

p.s.: a big thank you to k for lending me his pentax ME for such a long time - it's giving me so much joy. you are the best!

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11 comments:

Cabrizette said...

Yes i agree with you... I love the things which "have" history, memorie!!
For example, I think (even if I'm an architect) I couldn't live in a new build house... I need "soul"
Have a great week ; )

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

It is... a beautiful place... Perfect for your good eye

P.K said...

The photos have a wonderful atmosphere. I prefer old things and places. It is fun to imagine stories about old objects, who used them where they are from.

Ansku said...

I completely agree; old things definitely tell their stories. Besides, usually vintage items are much more detailed and made with care, than the items of the present. I guess that's why I'd like to buy things handmade whenever I have to get something new.

I'm glad I found my way to your blog, it's beautiful here. :)

Ulrika said...

I totally love your last picture.

Barbara said...

such pretty pics. I agree with you, vintage pieces have gone through bad and good and that makes them more special

likeschocolate said...

I think what draws me to vintage is the memories from the past along with the quality.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous
Do you still want to do corner view? We are updating the list to people who are participating. Please let me know either way. Thanks so much.
Theresa

chrrristine said...

das verschwommene passt perfekt zum motiv, wunderschoen!

julochka said...

these are so gorgeous. i only took digital there and am getting ready to post some. i feel a bit like i'm waiting for the right words to go with them. it was a magical place. i think for me it's the whispers that are in the air there...

P R I M O E Z A said...

ahh, so many great images kristina - thank you.

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