Category: Photography

Commune 246 + Starlight Market

I celebrated my 2 year businessversary yesterday (of my lil photography baby Gold and Grit) and we did it at Commune 246. Well, we started in the arvo with working from a cafe in said commune (which is like an outdoor food court filled with the cutest lil stands) followed by a bottle of bubbly and vegan treats. Plus we managed to pick a night with a night market so there were a bunch of tiny stalls filled with cute wares. Yay Tokyo, I like you!

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Nakameguro

We’ve got our Fridays off here. So yesterday we did the only thing we knew how to: walked until our feet blistered (both of us, we carry those patches and they barely helped) and spent the day wandering + eating & drinking. This time we headed for Nakameguro, which was one of our favourite areas when we were here 3 years ago.

On the way we stopped at a vegan restaurant with a hawaii theme, which served up some killer garlic edamames and mean fake chicken. We topped that lunch of with ice cream (two photos, guess which is the plastic examples and which are the real things? Impossible!), a lounge in a park and more walking. Our goal: the river/canal of Nakameguro and it’s many little shops and eateries. We wanted to go back to this one place; Malmö, which we loved last time we were there, but apparently they went out of business 10 weeks ago. What bad luck! Instead we had drinks at three other places, one which was a french bistro on a rooftop serving sangria, followed by food + Kenyan beer at an Ethiopian place, listening to some African harp being played.

After that we headed homewards, but stopped by a local little bar which made silly good cocktails, played swell tunes and quickly became our favourite little local place ever.

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Tokyo: Omotesando Wanderings

We’re in Tokyo. Days are filled with trying to cook, reading menus, wandering streets and working from cafes. And for me, apparently taking photos of textures? I think I got more than one weird look while I was photographing walls, rather than stuff today. Or it could be my two layers of black clothing, felt hat and boots in the 30-ish degree heat. To be fair though, I was wearing a dress.

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Peter.

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This is Peter. He is silly and cheeky and annoying and fantastic and makes me laugh like a crazy person, has the best spooning skills ever, longest pauses to think (which drives me insane) and is my partner in life. I couldn’t imagine life without him and just looking at this photo makes me happy. I sound soppy, but turns out I’m totally okay with that, cause heck, I managed to marry the best person ever.

Swedish Safari

Some days I wish I had shot more wildlife and had like a 400mm in my bag. Like tonight when a bunch of us went out on a Swedish Safari, spotted deers a plenty, some real big birds of prey, and dilly-ho, a couple of moose! I mean, come on! I might need to do this more often because dang this was magical.

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And then I made a fascinating hat

When I arrived in Sweden my mum handed me a paper. It was apparently supposed to be an invite, but looked more like a 6 yo had used word to write up a message and include some clipart. Anyway. It was an invite. To a surprise activity on a Sunday evening. We had no idea what it was and my mum wasn’t telling us a word either, just that it was for me, her, my niece, my auntie and my cousin.

I had theories. In the back of my head I thought “Play! It has to be a play!” cause my mum likes that cultural stuff and from the brief memory I have of that “invite” I think I remember reading something like that? But boy was I wrong. We had a hat class. Or, more correctly, a fascinator class. Oh, and I managed to not photograph my creation. If you’re curious, check out this insty post instead. Try to guess colour + decoration beforehand. I bet you can’t guess it. Or can you?

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Brunch + Snösätra

It was a busy day today. Well, I started with a wee bit of a sleep in, but then we headed to Lidingö for brunch with the family. I took no photos of the actual brunch because hell, I was too busy chumming down all the food. We took a small wander along the gorgeous view from the place we were at. Sweden’s really kinda pretty sometimes. My niece also wanted to gif with my dad and who am I to deny someone of some gif funness?

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Once family times were over I headed south, picked up a friend or two along the way and headed to Snösätra, which is a small industrial area in the south of Stockholm which since 2014 has been the home of plenty of graffiti and outdoor art. We found lots of that. Plus a small cafe and a dog. Ehm, I might have taken too many photos of the dog Sickan, because unnggg I want a dog. So so so so badly.

All in all: good Sunday, no complaints here.

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