Hello world, long time no see! I’ve been busy trying to find something to do with this horrid BA – Masters hiatus, so I ended up forgetting the little things that make me happy: long walks, architecture, photography and this blog. I just noticed I never posted the pictures I took when the man of my life came to spend a week in my hometown.
We had a lot of fun and I made sure to show him the sights, which ended up in me being amazed at the beauty of my own city. It’s always like that, isn’t it? When you’ve lived in the same place your whole life, you only really see how gorgeous it is when you have to show it around to someone else. I finally went inside the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, which I had only ever seen from the outside, and somehow managed to take photographs inside the darkness of the Oceanário, the large aquarium built for the World Expo of 1998 and I believe one of the largest in Europe, if not the largest. I also found the time to take him for a day in Sintra on his very last day here and not only did we manage to have lunch and dinner in town, but we trekked through the grounds of the mystical Quinta da Regaleira, one of my favourite places in the whole world and definitely one of the most magical.
Since it was all shot in the Summer of last year I’ve completely forgotten the kind of film I used, but considering my particular tastes it was probably a mix of Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160 and Fuji Velvia 100, which are my preferred 35mm films of choice. Unless I’m working with really dim lights or it’s a terrible day out, I go for those three (if I’m doing colour); since it was a very bright and sunny week in July, I definitely didn’t need a higher ISO!
Next time I will be posting the pictures of our first vacation together in Prague, back in May ’14, when I still didn’t know if this guy would stand my company for an entire week, 24h a day.
See you soon!