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Pick You Later

fire engine access sign Pick You Later | LC-A+ RL | Lomo Earl Grey 100
Having quite the obsession with the reality show American Pickers featuring a pair of professional pickers, Mike and Frank.

Pickers basically buzz around buying a whole load of junk/old stuffs/antiques and sell them to collectors for a profit. Singaporeans would probably label them as a bunch of karung guni men.

Anyhoo one of the common items they keep buying are old and rare signs, with the porcelain ones selling up to $500!

This sign will probably need to wait and simmer for another good 50 years before you can get any substantial dough out of it.

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LomoTravels: Revival Venice Day 2 / Of Torcello, Burano and St. Mark’s Square

The alarm went off. Eyes opened. First thing out of bed was to ruffle the curtain drapes and peer out the window.

Still raining.

Dammit.

Nevertheless, we decided to push on with our plan to visit the neighboring islands Torcello and Burano. Who knows, maybe by the time we reached, the weather would have improved.

After an hour of traveling which involved transferring from one vaporetta to another, we finally reached the shores of Torcello. At this time, the rain was falling even more heavily. And the winds. The piercing winds!!

Compounding the depressing weather was the virtually empty streets as local vendors were all holed up at home while tourists that were as hardcore/foolish as us were far and few.

Trees and gates at Torcello#1 Barren | LC-A+ RL | Fuji Neopan SS | BUY IT!
Nearing the center of the island with the Church of Santa Fosca in sight.
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LomoTravels: Revival Venice Day 1 / Lords of Vaporetta Linea 1

Well, I suppose our luck was going to run out sooner or later. Misfortune came in the form of rain as soon as we arrived at the train station. Thankfully we managed to find our way through the notorious Venetian alleys to our hotel.

First order of business was to hook ourselves up with tickets for the water taxi which is locally known as vaporetta. It is easily the only viable public transport if you wish to get around Venice. More often than not, you will see signs proclaiming “Vaporetta” pointing in all sorts of obscure directions while walking along the streets.

Unfortunately, this time round we fell victims to the maze of Venetian streets while trying to locate the vaporetta stop. Wandered for a good 20 minutes trying to make sense of the map/following the crowd/returning to base and starting all over again. Finally located the stop with the insides of our shoes feeling slightly soggy. D:

Proceeded to purchase the 72 hours tourist pass even though we would be staying for 2 days only. Value for money since a single ride cost 6 euros.

Umbrellas#1 Ella Ella Eh Eh | LC-A+ RL | Fuji Neopan SS | BUY IT!
Waiting to board our first ever vaporetta ride! Rather than being uber hyped about it, I remembered us shivering while holding our damp tickets, second guessing if we were waiting at the right stop.
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LomoTravels: Relishing Florence Day 3 / It’s a Tuscan Wonderland!

An early start to the day with us all geared up for our pre-booked Tuscany tour with Walkabout Florence. Only to meet with a slight setback as it started pouring just as we were about to make our way to the tour bus. It proved to be the only disappointment of the day as the tour turned out to be freakin’ awesome!!

Time flew by all thanks to our guide Steffano who kept us entertained throughout the bus ride to our first stop, Siena. Highlights include the Siena town square also known as Piazza del Campo which is supposedly one of the greatest city squares in the world.

Torre del Mangia#1 Tower of the Eater | LC-A+ RL | Lucky 200 | BUY IT!
Stood in the square, it’s impossible to miss the towering Torre del Mangia.
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The Lost Films: Bangkok B&W Part 2

As promised, here I am with Part Deux of my Bangkok black & white series.

Once again, all the photos were taken with my LC-A+ RL on Lomography Earl Grey ISO 100 film. Check out Part 1 over here.

cars in bangkok#1 Face Your Fears
That is if you’re suffering from motorphobia. Or worried that the light turns red too soon and you’ll end up squashed like how Wile E. Coyote always does when a heavy object lands on him.
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