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22.4.18

Time Out Sunday


Hey-hello, my dear blog! Missed me?! (What do you mean you're just a computer thing and have no feelings...) In any case, I have missed you. I have missed sitting down, editing photos and sharing them. Totally. I intend to do so on a more regular basis now that I have "settled down" again. But no promises, a-okay; after all it's springtime here in the North and one should spend extended hours outdoors. Nevertheless, here's a big fat hug to you, my dear virtual existence!

Manhattan, New York, March 2018
So in a nutshell, here's what has been going on. Most importantly, as hinted in the first photo - I am based in Helsinki, Finland now (and I love-loved that girl's backpack, don't you; made waiting at a traffic light a much more inspiring experience). Gonna embrace the Nordic life for a change (like 80 km change). Do remind me that when winter rolls in again and I sink somewhere in between darkness and sleet. And I got internet access in my apartment yesterday, so yay!

Brooklyn, New York, March 2018
Before taking a ferry across the local "pond" I took the plane across the ocean to visit New York. Work and pleasure. That was best part of March. Among other things I learned that there is no pancake super hero in me. I couldn't finish the cinnamon banana pancakes and there were only three of them. And a ton of butter. Mmmmm... I do wish I had taken the leftovers with me. (Err.) Then there was Tallinn Music Week, packing, friends, moving, endings and new beginnings.

Brooklyn, New York, March 2018
A whole lotta stories to tell, a whole lotta stories already forgotten (yay/nay). Photos and emotions. But before I continue there must be time for some sleep, reading (Sally Mann's "Hold Still"!) and tackling a new work week. Unrelated (yet related to the memories and stories part) here comes a new favourite song of mine.







25.2.18

Time Out Sunday


Whenever I see the sculpture above Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" starts playing in my head in a form of phone ringing (as it used to be my colleague's ring tone - he wasn't neither single nor a lady, so it always brought a smile to my face). Yesterday was the most beautiful winter day one can imagine with snow flakes dancing in the sun. Absolutely perfect to celebrate my homeland's 100th birthday! So the "Single Lady" (most probably not her official name) was wearing a scarf in the colours of Estonian flag.

Girls in national costume skirts in front of café called "Freedom" (24 Feb 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia)
February has been one crazy month - I opened my very first photo exhibition! (gasp!) It is on display until April 30th at the Photography Museum in Tallinn, so go check it out. If you hate photography (and you're on this blog only 'cos you're my personal stalker or have decided to read everything ever published online) then it's absolutely worth it, because of the soundtrack composed by my good friend Marco. :) I plan on sharing a longer story about the exhibition here on my blog soon.

Yours truly at the opening of her exhibition (13 Feb 2018) 
Crazy February with small travels, some life affairs (like planning a move in a not so distant future), concerts, movies, taking photos of a baby (which is not my strong suit, but which I do enjoy) and whatnot is almost over and it seems even crazier that March arrives next week! March that sounds like spring is nearby (and we have -12C and snowfall here, so stories about spring sound mythological). All that rambling sprinkled with this amazing cover by Frank Ocean and hopefully more regular blogging in the future.

 
4.2.18

Time Out Sunday


Good vibes only! My last post about Italy on Monday caught up with me on Tuesday when I saw "Call Me by Your Name" - the film that has good vibes only and the kind of warm and loving feeling.  And Sufjan's music! My Sufjan Stevens' records totally helped to keep the good vibes for several days after and I intend to declare Sufjan my summer-in-Italy-good-vibes-therapy-artist. It's a big deal. I so hope he wins the Oscar for the music! (Disclaimer: Italy as an abstract feeling, not a specific location.) Yes, you guessed it, it's one of my favourite films now. (Thankfully this list has no limits.)

I have been playing around with different photo editing and just fun apps on my phone. Like A Design Kit (where I got the fun good vibes sticker you see above). Also, I am kinda excited that Discogs app lets you scan barcodes - this means I might actually end up adding all my CDs and vinyls to my collection there. I love the idea of having a good eye-pleasing overview of the music I own. Excel spreadsheet is so dull. (:

Documentary film festival was in town and I saw this film "Romantic Road" and I do love that a person can be a lawyer, a hippie and an adventurer and whatnot all at once.  

Here's a remix of Sufjan's "Fourth of July" that I discovered today. Wonderful!


29.1.18

(S)watch Venice


Some weeks ago I went to see "Don't Look Now" at a cinema and ever since I have felt like re-visiting my photos from a ten hour stop over in Venice, Italy back in summer 2009. As an additional bonus I noticed that the Swatch billboard (that I had included in several photos on purpose 'cos... LOVE Swatch, obviously) looks familiar. But yes, some seven years after my trip to Venice I found myself at a dive bar in New York having drinks next to Billy the Artist. It's his art on the Swatch watches. Because it's such a teeny-tiny world we live in after all. I wonder what other coincidences and potential anecdotes hide in my old travel photos...























14.1.18

Time Out Sunday


What is so exciting that gets me snapping photos inside my own home? Morning sun! Somehow all the light makes one believe that anything's possible. 2018 has rolled in with a bunch of emotions and some planning and some new things and with some changes ahead. You know in addition to those that come anyway. Soon enough I hope to share some of it here, too. But first I have some spray painting to do. ;)


I made this huge cup of hot chocolate that's so chocolate-y that I cannot drink more that a few sips at a time. And I am thinking of all the albums I still have to give a good listen to from 2017. The first one that arrived in its beautiful* physical form is by Vetusta Morla.


Here is one of my favourites from their album "Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar".


* Seriously, it's one of the prettiest things I own and it's signed! (Insert all emotions here.)
8.1.18

Real Alcázar de Sevilla


Hello dreamers and catchers in the rye! (I somehow feel that I might have derailed with this reference here, hm.) How's 2018 looking so far? I have had some real desire for taking trips down memory lane (granted, trips taken and shaken up future lane are rather complicated to express by conventional means of photography). Here's to memories - always distorted and perhaps with an added touch of sunshine. This time at Real Alcázar de Sevilla, Spain in February 2013.













31.12.17

Bye Bye 2017



If I were to cast a location for a New Year's Eve movie then Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark would be high on my list. Even on a rainy summer evening (me in shorts and wet shoes, not in some glamorous NYE party outfit as would be appropriate for my imaginary movie) it had all the magical vibes. With those magical vibes I wave goodbye to 2017! We will never meet again (unless someone messes with the calendar), but memories stay. (Insert kisses and sparklers here.)