4 snaps from 5 days in paris

my tips for visiting paris:

  • go out of season to avoid the crowds
  • wear comfortable shoes & walk as much as you can (we covered almost 100km on our most recent trip, in february!)
  • treat yourself to hot chocolate & a cake at angelina on the rue de rivoli
  • but also hunt down bargains at a brocante
  • take an umbrella, because the weather can be unpredictable
  • try to speak french—they really won’t hold it against you if your pronunciation isn’t spot-on
  • you can’t take too many photos

see more on my travel blog.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France | Taken on a Holga 120N film cameraSacre Coeur, Paris, France | Taken on a Holga 120N film cameraColonnes art installation at the Palais-Royal, Paris, France | Taken on a Holga 120N film cameraMarie-Antoinette's hamlet at the Palace of Versailles, Paris, France | Taken on a Holga 120N film camera

italy on film, again

Rome, Italy

hello! it’s me. i’ve been wondering if after all these years…ok, enough of that. yep, i’ve been gone so long adele has even released new material. we’ve done a fair bit of travelling during my 18-month absence & i recently had a couple of rolls of 120 film developed. one contained a major fail of a holga experiment, luckily the other captured a rather successful photo diary documenting 2-weeks in italy. you can read more about it on my blog, accooohtrements, but here are my favourite snaps.

Postiano, ItalyCapri, ItalyRome, ItalyPompei, Italy

vernazza

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

we arrived in vernazza sweaty & tired after our hike; we could barely wait to get to the beach for some sunbathing & sea-frolicking. the water was cooler than expected so after a refreshing splash i located a huge, warm rock to serve as my deck chair while i continued ‘the beautiful & the damned‘. later, we enjoyed a harbour-side seafood dinner, accompanied by yet more wine, of course.

until next time, ciao italia, baci!

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera