And that’s the first proper phrase I uttered in French. With surprisingly good results to boot.
The ticketing staff understood perfectly and handed over 2 train tickets to Chateau Versailles better known as the Palace of Versailles (for those who studied history for their O-levels).
Spent our time on the train savoring our takeaway breakfast of French pastries with the occasional background music provided by street musicians. So very different from how we travel back home.
#1 Welcome to The Chateau | LC-A+ RL | Lomo Xpro 200
Alighted the train and followed the massive crowd to the palace. Spoiler: more queuing lay in wait.
That’s what I learned from my visit to the Botanic Gardens. I’m ashamed to say that pretty much every plant looks the same to me. And those Latin names, they just befuddle the crap out of me.
Thinking about it makes my brain hurts. So I’ll do good by recalling all the other stuffs I encountered. The ducklings, the swans (both black and white), families chilling out, busy Korean lady with her huge ass hat and loud dressing, the gigantic monitor lizard which drew numerous oohhs and ahhs.
It was also the debut of my new camera, the Diana F+ and my 1st experience with a 120mm camera. Boy, I had a hard time figuring out how to load/unload and finding the film counter (FYI, it doesn’t have a physical film counter). I should probably do a tutorial on that. Right after I finished with these photos:
#1 Quack | Diana F+ | B&W Lady Grey 400
That’s what I call a duck’s eye view.
I never really know what I’ll get with night shots, especially when I can’t be arsed to use a tripod. To me, the spirit of Lomography is essentially about spontaneity, so I don’t get the point of lugging a tripod and setting it up meticulously for a shot. Or I could just be finding an excuse for being lazy.
Anyway here are more of my spontaneous night shots with bonus blur.
#1 Burning Tree | LC-A+ RL | Lomo CN 100
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning.
Just dropping a few pics to let you guys know I’m still alive and kicking. These babies go way back to last Christmas when the nights are always splendidly lit. Especially at Orchard Road.
#1 Waldo | LC-A+ RL | Sunny CN 200
Didn’t realise that this was a double exposure until closer inspection.