Pictures and memories

February 28, 2018

Taking pictures isn’t just about clicking the shutter of the camera to me, obviously. It’s also bringing back old memories. And creates new ones. This picture will always remind me of the beautiful building behind me, casting its shadow on the building I took the picture of. I decided not to take a picture of that particular building, as I liked to remember it this way. As a shadow on another building. That’s how my existence feels sometimes, more and more lately. I need to do something about it. Is this a self portrait? Maybe, now that I think about it.

When I took this picture, I just took up my camera and clicked while thinking Am I not going to put more effort into this picture? No, I just want to post it on my blog and show Leipzig as it is at this moment.

This picture comes from thinking of Liivia’s blog and amazing pictures. Her blog is 1 of 4 blogs I follow these days, do you guys have any suggestions of blogs I could be interested in?

This street brought me back to Haga in Gothenburg. In my memory it looks like this, smaller though, on the side streets from the main street, when you walk towards Skansberget (can you believe I lived in Gothenburg for 12 years and haven’t been back since I moved, over 7 years ago?!). Those of you who know this area maybe see what I mean. The buildings in Leipzig are so heart achingly beautiful, can’t wait to go back when it’s less cold (it hasn’t been this cold here for 100 years) and discover more neighbourhoods and parks.

Stay warm, friends!
I’m procrastinating right now – today is the day when I have to do bookkeeping that I neglected when I was sick and I might have to investigate further what’s wrong with my blog, it’s been having a lot of downtime and taking up too much space on the servers of my web host and emailing with them doesn’t make me any wiser since I don’t speak programmer language and get exhausted reading FAQ’s about these things. But I’m a stubborn person, so hopefully it’ll work out.

Also, I write more here these days, do you like it or did you prefer when I was posting pictures mostly?

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  • Reply E February 28, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I like the writing (or reading the writing…) a lot! Stay warm!

  • Reply WSAKE February 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    i LOVE your writing – do keep it up! and i am also a fan of liivia for sure… i do miss a lot of blogs that have disappeared, i still enjoy writing and reading so much!

  • Reply Camilla February 28, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Tycker det är fint att läsa när du skriver längre! (Blev också väldigt intresserad av ditt resonemang om skuggan, undrar vad det är för känsla.) (Den av att inte ta plats i sitt eget liv? Att inte finnas till för sig själv? Bara i förhållande till andra?) (Den tanken påminner mig om skillnaden mellan nu och åren mellan typ 15-30 när jag la mycket tid på konst och introspektion och hur jag numera flyter mycket mer ovanpå.)

  • Reply Anne On February 28, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I like to see and read about everyday life in Berlin as well as your trips to other places. I especially like the restaurant reviews. All of your photos are beautiful and inspiring.
    I also have trouble finding interesting blogs these days so I’ll check back to see what other people recommend. I’ve been reading VIA for years. I also enjoy souvenirs and Bill Domonkos

  • Reply Charlotte February 28, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I love the writing Sandra! Keep it up. You inspire me to walk, think and look all the time.

  • Reply sonrie February 28, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I’m enjoying your writing, but really value seeing your images of life. I’m vicariously living through you to be in Germany. I visited Baden-Wuttermberg region in 2016 and cannot wait to return.

  • Reply Ariane Reichardt February 28, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Liebe Sandra,
    I would love to read more by you. Besides your beautiful photos taken with the camera you are able to let rise pictures in my mind.

    Other blogs? Well, yes, of course Liivia! Love her special view. And this lady from Finland is fantastic too:
    And do you know the blog by my dear friend Nadine Paduart from Belgium? Have you ever visit my blog?
    Are you more producer or audience?

    I think about your first photo… shadow? Isn’t it more a reflection I wonder…

    Herzlich, Ariane. Rose.

  • Reply Claudia March 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Oh your photos really are lovely – but so are your words, keep them coming please☺️

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