Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Art experience

On Sunday evening we were adventuring around my old corners and stopped by this art center which actually was very unfamiliar location to us both. I lived close to it before and have passed by it several times, but I didn't know what that place really keeps inside. It's an old mental hospital or at least I have heard a legend of that. These days there seems to act an art center and they coincidentally had an exhibition going on. I was just going to see the coffin which was filled with the books ( a new kind of library), but people there invited us to see also inside. And so we got a tour which revealed a time machine,  famous toilet and art workshop to name a few. Awesome  place. I do hope that the city won't ruin this. 

 Typical clothes which I have worn recently. It starts to be quite chilly weather especially in the mornings. An old false leather jacket is still one of my favorite coat and huge knitting under it. Both are many years old.
This character greets you every time while walking on the street. 
 The coffin was to my taste and obviously it catch an attention from others too thus there was people wondering it with us.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Dying nature

The most inspirational season is at hand and to me it means a lot of candles, wine and hanging out in the nature with a camera. A week ago I woke up early and left the lake to see the nature in the morning light and it was quite relaxing to spend a few hours by walking around the lake when the rest of the city was in a tight sleep. I also visited a bird tower, but I saw nothing from there. Wildlife photography interests me more and more and I have even dreamed of the better tele lens for a good time. My old lens is quite poor and it doesn't face with my standards. Unfortunately I had to buy a new washing machine a few weeks ago and that naturally  ate a bit of my budget. 
 It's quite green still, but I can't wait for the nature starts changing its color into the shades of orange.
 Only birds which I saw were the crows. I know there lives a couple of swans, but I wasn't able to see them at this time. 
Unfortunately this weekend was too busy that I didn't have time to go to photograph. I have a million things at hand all the time and it is a challenge to find a time for everything. Now I have three different sewing projects going on for my beloved. Yesterday I was dead tired after gym and went to my friend's housewarming party in the evening. Naturally I slept late in the morning and now I'm again going to see my beloved and hopefully we will spend a relaxing evening with a movie or something. A rolling stone gathers no moss they says. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Von Nottbeck's cemetery

A  little bit over a week ago I visited the cemetery whose existence was revealed me in the spring. It's a tiny, much smaller as I thought, closed  and private area which belonged  to the local family who influenced a lot the local economy on its own era. Over the summer there was arranged open door days and this Sunday happened to be the last of those days in this year. Normally you can't get in, but you can surely observe the place through a fence!

There was a guide who told us about the family and about the burials which were made there during the years. It was really interesting to feed the mind and get the new knowledge of the city. The fenced area includes twelve tombs (if I remember correct), the first burial was made in 1885 and the last in 1997. More burials is not coming in the future because there is no one left of the family in this country, but there is still distant relatives left abroad. 
In addition to the graves there is also a small chapel which is made of the bricks. 
 The fence and the gate are really beautiful. If I had a yard, I would like to have something like this as well. Unfortunately there was so many people that I didn't manage to take a decent picture of the gate.
 This place is fairly hidden and it's difficult to find it if you don't know about it. There is also a couple of mansions in the city which belonged to the family and they are also really charming. A head of the family was a chief of the cotton factor which stopped acting in the early 90's. He and his wife and their four sons are buried here and  also their offspring. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

Home uniform

I was off today by way of exception and  spent most of my day at home if not count a gym visit. Rest of the day was well spent on the sofa with a book and Netflix. I finished Orange is the New black and I need to say the season turned out to be quite good though I suspected it initially. I'm quite lazy when it comes to the series, but I find it's only a good thing. Earlier this week we kept a movie evening with my other half and watched Evil Dead refilmed version of it which I hadn't seen before. The basic horror  movie which didn't manage to evoke big emotions in me. A lot of blood and some quite disgusting scenes... perhaps I have seen too many similar projects. 
 Today's outfit was an old Edgar top and I also scooped out the over knee boots which belongs to the autumn. They work well in a daily use. 
And speaking of the autumn it starts officially tomorrow. A year has gone really quickly. It feels that the previous autumn just was. 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Current favorite dress

There can't be too many dresses, right? I'm a real dress fanatic. Usually I'm sewing the new dress or I'm dreaming of them. And the most funniest thing is that as a kid I couldn't stand them. Now I find them as easy to put on in the mornings when I should already be out of the door. 
 My current favorite is the chiffon dress which is light and suitably translucent and not forgetting those lovely ruffles and the pattern of fabric. Heart shoes by Minna Parikka matches perfectly together with this dream piece. 
 In this outfit I've gone to work during several days. 
And yep, I stitched the new dress again, but I return to that later when I have time to take pictures about it. I also try to arrange time to undergo the wardrobe. I find it's too full and surely there is pieces that I don't wear anymore so I was thinking of renting a table from the flea market to get rid of those vanities. I prefer more well organized closet to quantity.