Well hello hello, dear reader, I have some exciting news for you! I have teamed up with fellow blogger Isabel over at Nanjing Nian to create a series of photo-based posts! As you might be able to tell by the title of Isabel’s blog, she is currently located in Nanjing, China. What with me being in little ol’ Melbourne, and inspired by theotherkateberry.com, Isabel thought it might be interesting for us to each take a photo once a week and share them on both of our blogs – and I do too! We will take a snap of whatever happens to catch our eye in our everyday life in our very different (or maybe not so different as we may discover) cities. Hence the name – A Snapshot of Two Cities.
I’m super excited for this project because I’ve been meaning to use my camera more and practice those photography skillz. But also because what a great way to see a different culture! Right from wherever you’re sitting right now. Maybe even whilst wearing your dressing gown. The power of the Interwebs. Crazy stuff. Without further ado, here is the first installment of A Snapshot of Two Cities:
16:13, 20/7/2015, Nanjing, China
I love the expression of the man’s face in Isabel’s photo and also the fact that he’s sitting on what looks like a little kid’s plastic chair, looking pretty chilled. I like to think this is a part of his everyday routine, taking in the news in the afternoon, getting some sun, maybe seeing a couple of neighbours as they walk past, maybe sell some watermelons.
16:49, 20/7/2015, Melbourne, Australia
I went for a walk on Monday, hoping I would stumble across something to take a photo of, when I heard these little cracks and pops. I stopped and looked around me and realised that little seeds and berries were being dropped onto the pavement beside me. I looked up and there were two beautiful rosellas, munching away quite happily. I do love rosellas so much – their colours are so striking and their little chirps are such a classic sound of my suburb.
Hope you like the project as much as we do! I’m looking forward to seeing what we find each week. Big thank you to Isabel for thinking of me and wanting to collaborate with me! Head on over to check out her blog if you haven’t already – you’ll find great writing and see some truly wonderful things as Isabel immerses herself in the Chinese culture.