09 October 2011

The Worst Day Since Yesterday

Citroën 2CV.
Sainte-Enimie, France.
September 2011.

Click here to see a series of amazing pictures of aurora borealis. This photograph is one of the most stunning I've seen in a long time. I'm planning to head up north to see the aurora borealis this winter (sometime between December and February). Click here if you love beautiful photographs of beautiful animals. The following sites will introduce to a lot of amazing photography websites (#1; #2; #3).

I'll bring some 35mm film to the lab tomorrow. Recently, I also found a few more rolls of medium format film from a trip from Boston to New Orleans in the summer of 2007. I've posted some photographs from that trip over the last few years, but I always wondered where the other rolls had ended up. When you move a lot, some things get lost. I'm going to have them developed soon.

Also, I won't be able to take any new pictures for a few days. The sensor of the 5D Mark II needs cleaning. I'm going to get this done at a Calumet store.

Autumn has arrived in this part of Germany - it's raining a lot, the leaves are no longer green, and the supermarkets have already started selling chocolate santas and gingerbread. From other regions such as Bavaria, there have been reports of snowfall.

The worse the weather gets, the cosier it feels to sit down in my favourite Irish pub in Hamburg, Finnegan's Wake... it is also where I'll celebrate my birthday next week. 

Blog post title taken from the song by Flogging Molly.


- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

Have a good birthday. Not sure whether I wish to see snow in Bavaria or not when I go in December. Last Feb i slipped on ice which had NOT been cleared properly at the big Reim mall in Munich. Second time I've come a cropper in Germany actually, I'm starting to think they don't care much about health n safety! (the first time was a sheet of water in the station in Berlin, which didn't look like water and nobody had tried to clear up. Would have been OK if the floor hadn't been made of some stone that gets very slippery when wet.... )

Dominic Doherty said...

I'm sure I will!
Good luck to you, hope you'll be able to avoid all hazards this time!
I haven't been to Munich yet - on the other hand, I can very well imagine you slipping in Berlin - as beautiful as the city is in summer, a visit to Berlin in winter means rain, snow, and depending on your preferred means of transport either chaotic traffic or crowded trams.

AB said...

Great to see a well-kept Ente. They seem to have more or less disappeared from the roads here.

Babzy said...

what a cute 2cv , i love them ! Autumn , rain and cold are arriving here too :(
I wish i could see nothern lights one day :)

Dominic Doherty said...

AB: They have disappeared indeed... couldn't think of the last time I've seen one over here. The Mini is very popular though... I love seeing them around, contrary to those hideous Smarts that are all over the place.

T. Becque said...

This is so French, I love it! Also love Flogging Molly although I think I've said that before. Happy birthday! I like your idea of staying cozy in cold weather. It's still almost 100 here :{

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you!
Yes, you did! They're coming to Hamburg next month; of course I've got tickets. You're lucky with the weather - I wouldn't complain about that!

Emm said...

Oh no! Did I miss your birthday? Happy birthday! I would love to see the aurora borealis one day. I have a friend who stays in Norway and she takes incredible photos of them.

Dominic Doherty said...

No problem! Thank you very much though! :-) You should visit your friend in Norway. :-)