08 March 2012

Brown Eyed Girl

Strasbourg, France.
September 2011.
With Lensbaby 3G.
Click here to view another
image that I used the 3G for.

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rain came
Down in the hollow,
Playin' a new game
Laughing and a runnin' hey, hey
Skipping and a jumpin'
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin' and you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

(Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl)

Red her cheeks as rowans are
Bright her eyes as any star
Fairest of them all by far

(Van Morrison - Marie's Wedding)

The song "Brown Eyed Girl" reminds me of a Swiss girl I met in Berlin 25 months ago, in February 2010. I'm more into blondes and redheads than I'm into brunettes, but she was beautiful and made me feel like we were in one of those romantic French films, at least for as long as the first weekend we spent together lasted... we had dinner at a fancy restaurant and wandered around the city for many hours... aimlessly, arm in arm.

This month, I'll return to Berlin for three days... while the nights are reserved for clubbing, I intend to take new pictures during the day. Click the following links to see previous pictures taken in Berlin: #1; #2; #3; #4; #5; #6; #7; #8.


- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

It's amazing how those memories of seeming to be in a movie can hang around. I have a few, not all of them to do with people. I love to remember them.

DeeBee L. said...

Beautiful shots, thanks for showing us! I have never been to Strasbourg and it is on my list of 'things to do"! It's amazing that we tend to go south to the sun obviously when on holiday, but the silly thing is that the east of France has a very continental type of climate and is therefore very warm during summer!

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne

Tolles Bild!
Und schöne Erinnerungen.. 25 Monate ist immerhin schon einige Zeit her..
Grossartiger Song nebenbei!
Und viel Spass in Berlin!
Liebe Grüsse

T. Becque said...

Nice effect with the Lensbaby - gives it that soft evening look on an idyllic spot.

JM said...

Your shots are so cool! Enjoy Berlin... day and night! :-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you all very much for your lovely comments!!!

Jenny, Raphael & Yvonne:
They're fond memories indeed... I hope to be a great storyteller when I'm old.

Last but not least... I've been to Berlin ten times from 2007 to 2010 and I've enjoyed all of those trips... I couldn't think of a reason why I shouldn't enjoy my next visit.

AB said...

I really like Strasbourg. This shot captures the atmosphere well.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I really like your tiny stories with each post, makes it personal and really easy to relate to...

The picture is beautiful too...

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Siddhartha!