snow, glorious snow

these were taken by my brother in august of 2003 (on film! it’s very sound of music, no? fa la la). in and around stellenbosch, franschhoek, villiersdorp/caledon area + ceres. i wonder if we’ll have snow like this again this year? right now we’re experiencing those cold yet sunny days, i guess autumn is prettaaay awesome.

stellenbosch before & after

stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is well know for its beautiful historic buildings (ranging from the cape dutch through to the victorian town houses). what i find unbelievable is how many of them were torn down in the sixties & seventies to build flats, office blocks and the like. here’s a small retrospective of some of the bad (and some not so bad) before and afters.

alan aubry

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i was searching for pics of Orania on flickr when i came across Alan Aubry‘s photography. he has an entire set of Orania photos, and another set of rad self portraits taken at various spots in the Cape. initially i assumed he was south african, but he is actually french. and again i am ashamed to think that a foreigner has seen more of SA than I have (specifically, Orania – a trip needs to be planned!). if you don’t know what Orania is all about, read up.

today feels like a darjeeling limited day

darj1

it’s so hot outside we may as well be in india, right? and look cool at the same time!

take 100’s of pictures of one thing, and you have a book

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this dude took hundreds of pics of doorbells in florence, and now it’s going to be a book. PRETTAY cool. so, i guess, go to some rad euro city (or any other place!) and start taking pictures, folks.

cha-million-areon

flickr

flickr

my mom took this photo. she won a prize for it, too. she’s also one of those cool moms who has her own flickr account (better than mine!). she rocks. she doesn’t use photoshop at all (in fact, don’t think she knows how to use photoshop) – these are all straight out of camera shots. she only took up photography a few years back, and is super modest about her photos to boot.