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Sunday, 22 January 2012

saturday morning

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the first one is for you alexandria! when marion was here - an amazing couple of days, of which there will be more to see soon -, we went for a little walk across mauerpark, and as we passed these trees against the glorious sky, and i looked up, i had to think of alexandria's images. her blog is such a wonderful place, of stillness captured in visuals and poetry.

marion and i went on to have coffee at bonanza coffee heroes, the place gets smaller and busier every time i go. in winter you can't really use the outside benches and stools, so i sometimes leave without even venturing inside, as it's so crowded, as you would essentially have to drink your coffee standing up between loads of people, bar-stylee. we were lucky, and after a little while got a seat between the piled up coffee sacks. two girls and four cameras, we went a bit crazy, what fun!

as you can see, i'm now the proud owner of a polaroid camera, which is so fabulous. unfortunately, at the moment there seems to be a technical problem with it (the button can't be fully pressed, it feels blocked), so i will have to take it to the polaroid shop to see what can be done. any ideas what it might be?

finally, i have a little belated goodie on behalf of this blog's third birthday earlier this month. would you leave me a comment, saying how long you've been reading, and which country you're from? i shall be drawing a winner next sunday, 29th january, and send you a little pack of bonanza espresso (yes, those are the white bags with the pink labels above). if you don't drink coffee, please just let me know, and i'll find something else for you if you win.

22 comments:

Marion said...

Bring me back to Bonanza !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

geneviève bjargardóttir said...

oh my goodness - how i miss that bonanza coffee! we used to live just a 10 minute walk away, and now since we have moved to göteborg there is sadly no cafe here that compares. i was always wondering about the smallness of it - it is so miniature i had no idea how it would be possible to go there in the winter! it sounds rather unpleasant...

i love these polaroids, they are so different somehow from your other photographs i think, but in a very nice way. the last one particularly is such a sweet picture - marion's smile is so true!

i don't even remember how long i have been reading your blog. funny how the internet works that way, that some of the places you end up visiting most often you are not sure how you ended up there in the first place. i know it has been a few years. i am from california, but i live in sweden. and i would be the happiest girl to receive a bagfull of bonanza goodness! :)

la ninja said...

hiya,

well you know I've been reading for about 2.5 years now and that I'm originally from Barcelona but live in Amsterdam.

should I win the coffee... hooray! should I not, hooray to the winner!

ta
xx

la ninja said...

forgot to say I'm looking forward to more pics (always am) and... polaroid!

liz woodbury said...

your blog is so beautiful--i've only been reading a very short time (a few months). i live in portland, maine, usa.

William said...

Just found your blog this month, but thoroughly enjoy it, the writing and the pictures. Truly lovely.

From the USA.

Pearl said...

First I have to say that I really life your blog. I lived in Berlin for one year and miss it every day. Getting glimpses of the city through your lenses makes me happy!
I've been following your blog for about a year now and live in Montréal, Canada!
I don't know Bonanza coffee, but would love to try it!

alexandria said...

These polaroids are gems! I am so tickled to see your post this morning. It looks like such a grand time you two had. My fingers are crossed that you'll be able to fix your camera soon. Happy, happy birthday #3!

Pascale said...

I read this blog for 20 years, now.. and I really love it.. .
And... I am from... Marseille (yes, it's a country...).
!-))

michelle said...

i love it!
i'm reading from england, hello. :)

Mary said...

2 girls and 4 cameras isn't a bad ratio :)
the photo of marion is super cute.

Narumi said...

Seems you had a great time with Marion, I love the colors in the first picture and the cheese cake looks delicious..I've discover your blog, thx to Marion ! so i'm following you since a few months, and I'm from Paris !

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Alexandria is inspiring. Lovely tree shot. Cheers to coffee and conversation with friends. I'm in San Francisco, CA, but not sure how long I've been stopping here. Maybe 2-3 years?

jana said...

mmmh bonanza...
i don't remember when and how i discovered your blog, but that's a good thing. schon eine ganze weile her. and you know where i live :)
ich hätte auch mal wieder lust auf polaroid...habe noch 2 alte filme im kühlschrank.

schorlemädchen said...

ich kann mich der jana nur anschliessen, auf einmal war dein blog da..und ich komm total gerne vorbei auf besuch, ...weisst ja wo ich wohne

hannah said...

i've been reading for literally only two days but am absolutely delighted and addicted to what i've stumbled upon. your blog inspires me to get out there, take more photos, and improve my own blog.
x

hannahandelise.blogspot.com

Ana said...

Hi! Saludos desde Buenos Aires from a Venezuelan ;)

I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now.

Tschuss! x

Anne said...

Lovely polaroids!

I've been reading your blog for about a year I guess... and I am m from Holland, but living in Paris!

niki said...

Hallo, ich bin die Niki aus Griechenland, besucht dein Blog fast ein Jahr und ich finde es sehr kuenstlerisch!!!

suzie said...

I just scored a polaroid too and I'm thinking of getting some Impossible project film but I'm scared to spend the money as I'm not bowled over by polaroid photography :D
Oh yes, I can't remember how long I've been around here….maybe a year? And as you know I live in Southern France!

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

i drink coffee ;)

sounds like good camera fun.

outi said...

hallo there! i can´t remember how many years, 2? all 3? these blog-years go so fast..
I always enjoy visiting here, even i don´t always leave a sign of myself. but this time i do, and i drink coffee, sometimes too:)

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