Sunday 22 January 2012
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.