On my recent visit to Porto I got quite excited about the laundry that was drying outside so many windows. All those different colours of shirts and towels and pants in front of the colourfully tiled houses looked really attractive to my sun-starved eyes which over the last few months became so adjusted to the many shades of grey that London has to offer during winter.
Or maybe deep inside I was just really jealous that these lucky Portonians can dry their laundry outside while I’m currently sitting with a load of wet jeans next to me in the living room.
When I recently went to Porto, we visited this great market which sells a selection of fruit and veg, meat (dead and alive), fish (dead), tea towels, aprons, souvenirs and probably a few other things that I can’t remember now.
It was great for photography too, so my friend and I shot up the place.
On a cold October weekend last year, two of my friends and I took the train from London to Edinburgh to visit our friend Tony, who had recently moved to the Scottish capital.
I’d been to Edinburgh before but I’d forgotten just how beautiful this city is.
On Saturday, I went on a day trip to Margate together with a small group of my analog photography enthusiast friends. We had planned the trip ages ago, so we were lucky that the weather turned out fantastic.
I decided to shoot my Polaroid land camera on that day, using Fuji FP-100c film.
This week I spent two nights and two days in Copenhagen with my very good friend Katie from Hong Kong. £56 return flight with Ryanair for two people! Don’t mind if I do.
We arrived in the early afternoon and as the weather was cold and grey, we decided to go to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is about a half hour train ride outside of Copenhagen.
On the way I noticed three things which I found a bit curious or at least noteworthy: bikes, hats and lamps.
Let’s start with the bikes. Copenhagen seems to have an incredible amount of cyclists and bikes around. There are cycle lanes everywhere and there are more cyclists than pedestrians. We later learnt that there are five times as many bikes as people in Copenhagen.
Next observation: hats. We noticed several young people wearing the same hats all over the city.