Thursday, 29 July 2010

BERLIN: The Crapped-out 70s Bus

Those yellow rear windows were the epitome of cool back in the day. Awww the memories. School daytrips and the rest...

BERLIN: The Danish in Summer

So simple. So cute!

BERLIN: The Redhead

I was stopped in my tracks when I spotted this woman of intense glamour having a late afternoon fag in a Berlin corner bar. She had the air of a statuesque Hollywood silent movie star. The pose and pizzazz, the unfussiness of her simple dress, the grace of her legs crossed and her hand holding the cigarette while other shading her eyes against the blazing 40 degree sun. But above all, it was the luscious fiery rich red of her tresses that kept others too to stop and worship her. The scene was a near-Anita Ekberg moment - sans fountain and kitty

Pure glamour amongst the little people!

La Donna!

The Baker's Hat

What was it that got my attention here? The beard, the hair, the overall hobo look or in fact the hat - for which we do have a particular penchant?!

The Orange Velocipede

The original fixed-gear racing bike, circa 1940s. Observe the old-fashioned handlebar! Is it a Moustache or North Road? Whichever. It is a true beauty!

Red Shoes and Accordion

Gotta love scruffed-up footwear - especially in bright colours!

Summer Hiatus Over?!

Summer's arrived and young folks' sense of style's gone out the window with it. What does a discerning gentleman-blogger make of the preponderance of shorts-and-t-shirt ensembles then?! While a firm supporter of the school of thought that propagates the practicality of dress over facion statement, summer does leave one hankering for the endless possibilities autumn brings with the necessary layering of garment and colour. Hence, warm days mean a barren season for sartorial experimentation but a roaring trade in flip-flops. (The horrors!) While at least colour is in abundance on the street, sadly, so is a lack of imagination. Consequently, inspiration with the camera suffers - as do my legions of subscribers (sic) in the absence of their daily dose of SNTF...

Mea culpa and all that and let us hope we can return to our normal broadcast in no time. But for the present, here's some tidbits our intrepid paparazzo snapped on his inter-continental jaunts (ie Sarf and Norf Larndon!...oh ok, and the german capital)