A week through my phone / January 2016

This week has been full of things happening. This is a recap on that.

Hallo ihr Lieben!

Guess who has still not gotten any better at post summaries? Yeah right, me. :D

I still wanted to to a little recap of what I’ve been doing during my last week here in Germany! I took all of these photos with my phone but not all of them actually made it to my Instagram for one reason or another.
Presenting: A little talk about my week featuring Instagram photos I really like but would have ruined my Instagram aesthetic if I had posted them there.

– The new phone –

I finally got a new phone! I was really unhappy with my old one as it had a really low camera quality (probably one of the worst that has ever existed :D), the display was broken, you couldn’t download apps anymore… the list goes on. My new one was recommended to me by my best friend who has a phone by Sony as well and is super happy with it. I really like it so far, especially the camera is simply awesome and so I went and took a few photos immediately!
I like how clean and soft white sheets look and they happen to look very artsy as well. I think it’s easier for you to find inspiration in an apartment that tends to have a lot of neutral colours like whites, greys and wood colours, so that is what I’m trying to incoorporate a lot more into my rooms. I even had a day where I felt the overwhelming urge to just start with a few white walls and empty rooms, so I took all of my posters and pictures off the wall to feel like I can breathe freely again.
I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced a similar thing?

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Sony D5803 (4.6mm, f/2, 1/32 sec, ISO50)
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– The Brunch and Cinema day –

As a last get together with the friends of mine who are still in town, we went out for a brunch in order to say Goodbye before I’m leaving for Australia on Saturday. In true Instagram-manner, I was going to take a photo of the food but we were so late (and I had to park in a really tiny parking space which took me about 20 minutes and a lot of nervous sweating) that we literally couldn’t wait to take a photo before eating.
I did take some photos of what we did afterwards, though. We wandered around the town a little and I bought the presents I am going to give to my host siblings and ended up in a super cute vintage bookshop where I also took the first photo down below. They had a poster for your wall where they have typed out the entire and uncut script for Goethe’s “Faust”, which I love a lot. This thing is so going up on my wall once I get back home!
We also went to see ‘The Danish Girl’ with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as the main roles and the movie was so good that the entire audience sat through the whole credits quietly, just thinking. There were so many things I love about the movie. The aesthetic, the colour scheme and how it was filmed were so awesome that I was close to tears even at happy parts of the movie. Eddie’s and Alicia’s performances were breathtaking and I can totally see why they both got nominated for an Oscar. The topic is incredibly important as well and so beautifully portrayed that I’m still thinking about the movie days after watching it. I cannot judge if it represents the Transgender Community in the right ways but Eddie Redmayne said that he has done a lot of talking and research in the LGBT+ Community to do the portrait of Lili justice.
The photo of the painting wasn’t taken by me by the way. It was sent to me by my friend and I’m not quite sure where she found the exact one, but it shows the historical Lili Elbe, who the movie is about.

SPOILER ALTER: There were two quotes that I really kept in mind throughout the week. One was between Lili and her old friend from back home who told her: “Ich habe in meinem Leben nur eine handvoll Leute wirklich gemocht, und du bist zwei davon.” (roughly translates to “I’ve only liked very few people in my life and you are two of them.”).
The second quote is one of the last sentences of the movie where Lili tells Gerda: “Ich weiß nicht, womit ich so viel Liebe verdient habe.” or something similar to that. (“I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve so much love.”)
The movie was simultaneously lovely and heartbreaking.

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– The Dinner with Leah –

When my friend Leah and I were out exploring a town not too far away from ours last autumn, we found a beautiful restaurant we really wanted to go to. It is really nice, in a very old house that also holds a museum. We didn’t have the time to go back in October though and so we promised ourselves to go there some day in the near future. A few months later, we finally managed to do so. Sometimes you really need a deadline to get things done :D I had an amazing Pasta with Ratatouille and Leah had potatoes and duck. We both had white chocolate dessert afterwards. I am really trying my hardest to not drool on the keyboard while typing right now!

Writing this recap makes me really appreciate the great things that I got to do last week and the people lovely surrounding me. Don’t mind me throwing in a selfie of us btw! While looking at the photos we realized that we look very similar, a little bit like cousins or sisters even. Watch out Bella and Gigi, the next sister dou is coming your way! :DDSC_0053Sony D5803 (4.6mm, f/2, 1/32 sec, ISO320)

– Saying Goodbye to my family and a gift from my Grandpa –

On Sunday, my whole family came together to my Mum’s house to a little Going-Away-Party. I was so incredibly happy because literally every one of my family members came to say Goodbye to me and I couldn’t help but think that the next time I’m going to see them all together like this will probably be when I’m going to get married or something. We laughed and talked the whole day through and even though my heart aches at the thought of not seeing any of my loved ones for a year, I’m happy that I have so much love to come back home to. When my family eventually left in the evening, my best friend came over and her, my little brother, my mum and I had a super fun evening of listening to a playlist I made my mum for Christmas, talking and my brother and I took a little time to paint our toenails.
I also started taking photos with this very old camera my Grandma gave me as a present. It still runs on film and is at least 20 years old. It used to be frequently used by my Grandfather and was then tucked away for many years until my Grandmother rediscovered it this year. You have no idea how nice it feels to use something my Grandfather used to use and like, it’s like I can reconnect with him through a passion that we share.

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– A map and a photo –

The last two photos for today are one of the map of the world and a selfie. They are pretty random but I still felt like incoorporating them. The selfie is the first no makeup selfie I have ever posted and the map just places a bit of a focus on my new home.

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I hope you guys are having a lovely week and I will talk to you soon,

Carry <3

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