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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