Donnerstag, 14. September 2017

A wedding in London

My good friend Sarah, I met her in Tokyo at a concert. "What's your name?" "Sarah." "Mine too!!" After my year in Japan and when she was back in London, we visited each other a few times and she introduced Jonathan to me, her boyfriend. They have been together for 7 years and now tied a knot. They invited me to the wedding and I kind of intrusively asked if I can bring my boyfriend. I could. (Thank you!)

I guessed the wedding would be some kind of elegant with a hint of historical, as far as I know Sarah. In the end it was SUPER elegant und SUPER historical and I'm thinking back to it for the whole week now. I was also very happy with my quite british outfit which I needed months to pick out.

The wedding took place at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. It started with a lovely ceremony (everyone was crying... I know I was) were we weren't allowed to take pictures so we could concentrate on the couple. I really liked that idea. Also their photographer could take better pictures of our faces during the ceremony without us having the phone infront of our faces all the time. I snatched some photos before the ceremony though.

After that we went outside to take a group picture. I guess there were around 70 people (?). And after that we had a reception outside with canapés and drinks. We had time to take a look around while the newly wed couple did photos with the photographer. Such a great HISTORICAL place! It was so Sarah.

After the reception everyone went inside into the diningroom. It was so ELEGANT. We had a delicious menu and very good chats with our seetingneighbours. I also met my old friends from Japan again, Rei and Polina, who where bridesmaids. I was so happy! The wedding cake had quite a geeky top, a Gundam figurine. So funny!

There was a great party afterwards with a great band and lovely weddingdance of the couple. A lot of photos where taken but I only have my mobile photos just yet. I hope we will be able to see the photos of the photographer. I'm really curious. I also took some photos with my Minolta but there has the film to be developed obviously.

 It was really such a beautiful day. I'm happy that me and bea were able to be there with Sarah and Jon and all the other lovely people. We wish you all the best!


Mittwoch, 13. September 2017

A week in London

Me and my boyfriend were invited to a wedding of my dear friend Sarah and her fiancé Jonathan in London. We decided to come a few days earlier to enjoy the city. I didn't take as many photos as usual, but I also played around with my Minolta again, so there is soon going to be a posting about my next developed film. We booked a nice airbnb in Shoreditch, which turns out is the most hipstery part of town at the moment. Like every big city there are parts to be gentrified. This was one part.

Anyway, the first day we just had a walk around Shoreditch and in the evening we met up with Sarah and some friends in Peckham. We learned then that Peckham will be the next part of town that soon is going to be gentrified. So we met up in the future most hipstery part of town at a rooftopbar. That was quite cool.

The next day we walked around Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and South to the Tate Modern. I'm planing on always going to the Tate when I'm in London because I like it so much.

 The next day we were at Primrose Hill, Camden Market and in the evening we met up with best friend from kindergarden. We didn't see each other for over 15 years and she lives in London for about 5 years now. We had the best dumplings at a nice chinese restaurant which makes me quite sad, because in Hamburg we don't have such an original chinese restaurant. At least not that I know of. If you know any, please tell me!

On friday we went to the British Museum, where I havn't been before. I always wanted to see ancient statues from Egypt and mummies. This was my first time and I can't even describe it. Can you imagine, looking at a stone with ancient egypt writing thinking that it's over 3000 years old? Can imagine that someone 3000 years ago carved something into that stone? So amazing! I also saw the mummie of Cleopatra. I didn't take a photo of it because it kind of freaked me out...

This is the first part about London, the next posting will be about Sarahs and Jons beautiful wedding! :)