lundi 8 décembre 2008

summer



In this past month, I have: swam in the ocean, worn sunnies, ridden a bike, licked an icy-pole, picniced in the park, grazed my knees, gotten a tan (albeit a very light one), worn a swimsuit, gotten sand in my shoes, slept until noon, bought new dresses and wasted two rolls of film in the process. I have officially welcomed summer. Below are perhaps the most random photos ever, but I held my breath for a good half hour to upload these (COMPUTER DID NOT CRASH!) so here goes.


Chocolate fondue back when the weather was still reasonable.


At the orthodontist. Those are probably boxes of teeth moulds or something equally sinister.


Waiting at the tramstop.



Walking up to roof top.



The Swanston St roof top. They show movies here at night, it was Casablanca a few weeks ago. I had really wanted to go...maybe next time.



They also serve food and drinks amongst other things.





It's a nice hang out spot in summer when the sun is out.


Jayne is all blurry.


There are also some quaint little shops in the levels below.


Pretty light inside Mag Nation, another nice place to hang out, especially when it's raining.


After a week of gallivanting in the city, some friends and I went to Alana's beach house in Sandy Point. The weather was mediocre for the first few days though, so we had a Criminal Minds marathon and rocked out on Guitar Hero.


Eventually Gabby and I escaped to the beach one late afternoon.


We collected some shells. Jayne at first thought I had a fish in my hand (left) hehe
I liked how dreamy this one came out.


We started using our hands to scoop out shells from under the water. Really enthusiastic considering the shells weren't even that appealing...


The water was very cold at first, but it's strange, after a while your nerves get used to it, and it feels almost warm.




We drew Dr. Reid (from Criminal Minds) in the sand. It was huuuuge. But I only took a photo of it on my digital camera. I can't remember what she wrote in the sand in this picture. "Hi ___ " ?


The next day the sun came out! Alana donned her intimidating aviators.


Everything is so ridiculously blue.


The water was still cold though :(


The start of the next roll. Angry light leak.


The beach again.


The wind was strong that day (as demonstrated by the billowing beach towel to the right of the pictures).


Gabby and I need a boyfriend so we stop doing weird things like this. Though she is in Paris at the moment, so maybe she's gotten lucky since I last talked to her...


Under the blazing sun, we all looked so white! The wind was blowing the sand into our faces though, so we escaped to the observation deck to tan in peace.


Maddy looking upset as we wait for fish and chips.


Mmmm....


Gabby and mine room. It was a creepy little room with two single beds and artificial wood panels on the walls. If you looked closely, you would see that some panels had the same wood pattern as others.


Michelle's feet and my feet.


Yue was reading a book called "Freakonomics". It was full of random facts like corruption within sumo wrestling communities and the real meaning behind the words of real estate agents. Enlightening.


Toes.


Alana guzzling down a chocolate milkshake.


We were in the middle of no where. There was one general store and one cafe.


We saw a lot of echidnas. They were very shy though, and always buried their pointy little faces when we approached them.


Back in Melbourne, we had a picnic on Maddy's birthday. There was some sort of community event in the park.


You can't really see it, but there are two people on the left of this picture dressed in old-fashioned clothes. It's a pity they're in the shade.


A strange lady offered us cupcakes. I took one and ate it and am still alive.


I braided Alana's hair. It was that kind of a day.


Hi Maddy :)


The grass is strangely green.


Lasy Friday it was boiling hot. Maddy, Alana and I lazed under the shade of a big tree in the park and ate ice-cream and drank cold drinks.


This looks so weird. I was only trying to push out the icypole from the cup so I could eat it...


Satisfying.


Another weird one taken by Maddy. I was asking Alana if my tongue had gone red from the icypole.


It was nice to lie down and look up at the branches and the sky. We later found a caterpilla which must have fallen from the tree!

And finally, one last one of Maddy.

These have all been taken with the Olympus Trip and Fuji Superior 400 film. I can't wait to receive my Nikon FM2 so I can take more photos! I hope it arrives by my birthday. Anyway, thanks for looking through another very long entry. I am still ecstatic that my computer hasn't died yet!

5 commentaires:

matryoshka a dit…

i like film.

matryoshka a dit…

i like you too.

Revilo a dit…

And someone obviously looked hard at the walls.

I think I just got blinded by the glare off skin =P

"Gabby and I need a boyfriend so we stop doing weird things like this. "
Just one boyfriend. To share, obviously.

matryoshka a dit…

looking for similarities in the walls lulled me to sleep.

nonpareil a dit…

maddy: i like a lot of things, especially according to my myspace profile.

oliver: the walls were hypnotic, begging to be looked at.

and considering the unrealistic (but highly optimistic) standards of gabby and i, we probably will have to share.