Old Shots: Carnival

I'm quite sure I'll never fit it in in this city. It's not the idea of a big city that scares me, it's just this very city. Like, holidays are only ment to sleep 'till lunchtime and wear your pjs all day. No social gathering required. And I'm a bit of a loner myself, but I like going out with people I like doing crazy stuff. I like carnivals.

This is little American Indian me. I loved wearing that thing on my head. I've always loved feathers, as far as I can remember. Though my mom didn't want me to pick them up from the beach.
I didn't like parades that much, I liked dressing up and spray streamer battles the most. Also, we did have some very nice carnival traditions. Like fried treats, a special soup, collective wine binge drinking in the streets... and kids walk into the shops doing a sort of "trick or treat" [we don't have Hallowe'en, you know].

This is little Egyptian me. In elementary school we used to make our own carnival costumes, which was über cool. Also because I've always been the biggest attention-seeker kid of all time, and pretty much always managed to make some quite "visible" outfits!

I'm sure there are plenty other picures from past carnivals, except those from 2005 on, because I either didn't take part in any parade or party, or was too drunk to figure out how a damn camera worked. But those were the digital days, so I wouldn't upload them here anyway. I also live these two shots a lot. They were both taken by my mom, in 1994 and 1998, I guess. My age-guessing ability fails me when it comes to kids...

A whole post without a single picture taken by me feels like cheating, I know. I'll deal with it.
I submitted this article to Lomography.com about Fujifilm's Photo Rescue Project. Just saying.
Have a lovely day!

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Lomo LC-A+ "Russia Day": I Feel Good

Long time no see, I know and I'm sorry. I've been über busy, lately. School is taking most of my time, then there's work and then there's hanging out with my pals. I couldn't feel any happier: I'm doing quite good at school, my last exams went 24/30, 25/30 , 27/30, three 28/30 and I even managed to get a 30/30 cum laude, which totally made not just my day or week, but probably the whole exam session!
I'm also making friends with the other kids in the first year [we're 90% girls, which is pretty awful and yet obvious when it comes to language schools]. I was afraid I could end up being the lonely girl having lunch all by herself for ages, but it's safe to say I'm doing good in fitting in.

I don't have much time to hang out with Bene & Hector, or N, or whoever, but last Friday Bene had a sleepover at my place and the next day we had some shopping [light shopping, sigh!] and then Chinese take-away dinner at my place with Hecty, who left at around 3am after a nice chat indeed.
Talking about photography, I totally suck. I was supposed to take some rolls to the lab but didn't manage to. Tomorrow I should be going shopping again, hope i make it to the lab [and really hope I get something half decent from these Christmas negs].

I guess I miss having a real blog, my tiny corner in the www to tell people about what goes on in my life. I know this was supposed to be all about my attempt at analogue photography and stuff, I'm not even sure I'll get back to heavy blogging about my worthless existence, feel free to unfollow me in case.

The mirror shot with my beloved bunny ears is just because. Just because I'm feeling good, and cheerful.
Lomo LC-A+ RL "Russia Day" + Fuji Superia 1600
September/October 2011
As always, click on picture to see it on Flickr

Have a lovely day,

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