If with your friends you always spend hours talking about your current favourites – film, book, music, theatre, exhibitions etc. – then this new series is for you. I was planning to do these kind of posts weekly ever since the blog started and I am so happy that I got to do it finally J. I think being in a totally new place and environment gave a special kick. When everything is foreign the best thing you can do is searching for something, which you can relate to. And step-by-step discover the new world around you.
I might have a twin sister somewhere
While browsing through the latest Marie Claire Australia this week I came across a really cool photographic project. In a nutshell Francois Brunelle, a Canadian photographer, is trying to find people who are look-alikes without being related to each other. Turns out there are many of them scattered around the world. The funny thing is ever since I saw these pictures I keep bumping into strangers who remind me of old friends and acquaintances. Or is it only my brain playing up with me?
New series with Peggy and Vincent
Recently I fall in love with the US series, Beauty and the Beast – OK literally the Beast, Vincent himself – so I looked for some other productions that he played in. This is how I found the Top of the lake. The TV miniseries just started to look even more interesting when I figured out that apart from featuring Jay Ryan (Vincent), Elizabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men) plays the main character, plus it has a crime/drama storyline, was co-produced by BBC Two in the UK, UKTV in Australia/NZ and Sundance Channel in the United States and was filmed on location in New Zealand.
With a bird’s eye
Finally, I started to step out of the house and discover Brisbane bit by bit. On this site I also found some amazing views – taken by night, from sky-high – the page should load automatically but for different views use the arrows.
For the bookshelf
I was after some good read for a while and today I think I found the book I was looking for. While browsing through the museum shop of GOMA (Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art) I found two books that I really liked; Melbourne and Sydney are both written by locally born authors. Since I could not decide which one to buy I decided to read the first page of each book. Finally the following quote made my decision:
“From the outside it seems like the brashest and most superficial of cities, almost a kind of unplanned holiday resort. But perhaps you need to have grown up here, as I did, to see that its fundamental temperament is melancholy”
I cannot wait to find out more about Sydney by Delia Falconer.
I wish …
The Festival season is heating up! And there is a promising new contestant: Bánkitó. What I love about this event that it went back to the old rule of “what’s less is sometimes more”. Instead of accentuated branding and advertising the organizers opted for keeping things simple, environment friendly (they encourage visitors to arrive by bike), plus scheduling some great bands. If I would be in Hungary for sure I would get on this ride. Those of you, who attend, please let me know what I am missing!