Okay: go to Paris

check into a nice hotel, and my plan is I’m going to eat some fucking cheese and I’m gonna get drunk. ― Anthony Bourdain

Or in my case, check into a nice Airbnb, and my plan is I’m going to take some fucking good photos and I’m gonna get drunk 😉

My departure to Paris is approaching and I’m not ready yet. I haven’t yet researched where and when Fashion Week is going on. I hope to be lucky and catch something on the street. So this will be my last post before I leave for Paris. A lot of research and planning awaits me in the coming days.

Place de la Concorde
Jardin des Tuileries
La Palette
Square Gabriel Pierné and Institut de France
Lapérouse, Quai des Grands Augustins
Rue des Batignolles
Rue des Batignolles
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Travel changes you

As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leave marks on you. ― Anthony Bourdain

La Brasserie de l’Isle Saint-Louis
Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III
Place de Furstenberg
Rue de Furstemberg
Librairie des Alpes
Quai François Mitterrand

Traveling is…

like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station. — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Bussolengo
Lake Garda
Malcesine
Sirmione
Sirmione
Sirmione
Sirmione

The vacation

gone wrong in Paris is almost always because people try to do too many things. — Anthony Bourdain

Rue des Ecouffes
Rue de Mogador
Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III
Le Loir dans La Théière et Tarte au citron meringuee
Rue de la Harpe
Place de la Concorde

A lot of people

…would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear. – Allegra Versace

Today, a little differently … studio portraits from a photographic show in Ljubljana. The models are Barbara and Kaja.

Sometimes I dream

… about being a good father and a good husband. And sometimes it feels really close. But then other times it seems silly like it would ruin my whole life. And it’s not just a fear of commitment or that I’m incapable of caring or loving because… I can. It’s just that, if I’m totally honest with myself I think I’d rather die knowing that I was really good at something. That I had excelled in some way than that I’d just been in a nice, caring relationship. Before Sunrise – Quotes

p.s. btw this is me 😉

Rynek Starego Miasta
Rynek Starego Miasta
Rynek Starego Miasta
Jezuicka
Kanonia

OK, well this was my thought…

50,000 years ago, there are not even a million people on the planet. 10,000 years ago, there’s, like, two million people on the planet. Now there’s between five and six billion people on the planet, right? Now, if we all have our own, like, individual, unique soul, right, where do they all come from? You know, are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? ‘Cause if they are, that represents a 5,000 to 1 split of each soul in the last 50,000 years, which is, like, a blip in the Earth’s time. You know, so at best we’re like these tiny fractions of people, you know, walking… I mean, is that why we’re so scattered? You know, is that why we’re all so specialized? – Before Sunrise Quotes


Shakespeare & Company

Taverne Henri IV

Pont Neuf

Quai Saint-Michel

Strada Café

Place de l’Abbé Basset

If there’s any kind of magic in this world…

it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know it’s almost impossible to succeed… but who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt. – Before Sunrise Quotes

Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana

The Old Way

Lately, I have a little lack of motivation. So I had to try something new/old. After a long time I took in hands my old camera, which I received as a gift a few years ago, the Fujica ST705w and the classic Kodak bw400cn (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures). What a feeling when you smell a film and load it in the camera. Since you have only 36 shots, you’re thinking a little differently when and how you will press the shutter release button.

And then you waiting … you do not know what you’ve done, or the image is in focus, or the lighting is right. And finally you get a developed negative film… what a joy. I still remember how it used to be when you developed a negative film after traveling and then that waiting. Yes I’m old almost like my Fujica.

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

Ljubljana, 
Fujica ST705w, 
Kodak bw400cn

LOVE

I noticed this sign in the window… but I already knew that. Paris is love or I’m in love with Paris.

You know, I think that book that I wrote, in a way, was like building something. So that I wouldn’t forget the… details of the time that we spent together. You know, like just a reminder that… that once we really did meet! You know, that this was real! That this happened! – Before Sunset Quotes

And something similar is with my photos, I would not like to forget … I don’t know how to write books or blog, but I can take photos at least I think so.

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3 Rue de Normandie

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Lamarck – Caulaincourt

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Saint-Paul

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Rue des Rosiers

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Park Square Jean XXIII

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Pont Neuf