Thursday, 29 October 2009

corner view: water

when i was a child our family lived near a big river. we used to go for walks there, and my father loved to take his folding boat and go for little day trips. the river could be quite busy, with big ships sailing, so he used to go with a friend or by himself - for us kids it would have been to dangerous. every now and again though, he'd take the boat to a smaller river nearby and take some of us with him. here it's me and my youngest brother, 9 years my junior. (my father had been going to israel a lot back then, that's why he's sporting that fabulous yellow el al sun hat.)

these days, my favourite bit of water is the wannsee - a huge lake in berlin. going for walks there somehow really calms me when i'm tired or upset or just need to get out of the rat race for a little while. i haven't been going a lot recently. but i miss it and will go as soon as i can!

for more corner views, go to dana's while jane is away.

p.s.: as a postscriptum to last week's corner view "love", here's a sweet song i discovered via handmade love.


la ninja said...
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la ninja said...

big river on a folding boat. adventurous man. ;)

it's quite funny how you have the baby wrapped with the safety vest while the vest is not fastened at all. :)
great old pic.

kristina - no penny for them said...

la ninja: tehehe. i'm happy to report my brother survived the adventure unharmed, is all grown up now and married to a lovely girl. :)

Francesca said...

How nice to have family memories linked to water and rivers. And how nice that you haven't been tired or upset in a while:)!

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

lol! i was just thinking that i thought i had seen a photo with D as a kid with a similar hat :) no wonder, must have been israeli 70s beach fashion.

thanks for sharing your sweet memories of water :)

kristina said...

what a lovely photo! I don't think I've seen a folding boat before, but I guess it's easier to store?

Anonymous said...

I love family photos... you look so pretty ! Have a beautiful week-end Kristina ; ) Bises

malo said...

The hat really is fab :-) The photo itself is fab. Looks like great family time.
And how I love that people are passionate about the most different things.

l i s e said...

I just discover your corner, like the photo very much.
Thanks have a wonderfull week