Sunday, July 29, 2012

Country Towns




a couple of weekends ago my family and i visited family in canberra for my nanna's birthday (where i picked up the photo albums from my last post). on our way there we stopped off in the town of bowral for morning tea at the award winning gumnut patisserie where the first photo was taken. i had one of the small lemon tarts and it was as good as it looks! we wandered around the town for a bit (unfortunately i couldn't convince my parents to go to any of the op-shops) and then drove on to berrima and met up with my brother and his girlfriend for lunch.






the following photos were taken at my nanna's house. i don't really go to canberra very often (especially since i hadn't had weekends off work for about two years until now) and it occurred to me that probably no one had thought to take photos of the house itself before, so i wanted to capture some of it as i see it.





my nanna always sends us home with a supply of her homemade tomato soup and pierogi. she also befriends neighbourhood cats and feeds and takes care of them.






we spent the night at my aunt & uncle's house where my cousin has a fantastic collection of crystals. on the way home on sunday we stopped at a vinyard which was of absolutely no interest to me since i don't drink, so i took a few photos and enjoyed a complimentary pot of tea.





just at the end of the roll of film, the following weekend my aunt & uncle came and visited us and we had high tea at my brother's place (which of course was actually put together by his girlfriend).




also i've forgotten to mention about three posts in a row, but i did an interview for lomography.com which you can read here. :)

37 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, all the food photos have me drooling. Yummy! And those owl mugs are adorable.
    XOXO

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  2. These are such pretty photos and they have such an intimate feeling. I think it's sweet that you photographed your grandma's house, it does seem like familiar places often get overlooked. That cat looks so furry and warm, and of course it's lovely that your grandma takes in strays. The afternoon tea looks divine as well! x

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  3. Mmm all of this is so up my street! Looks like a weekend well spent. I wish my grandparents were still alive, I used to love hearing their stories.

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  4. Loving all the pictures of the cakes and pastries. That high tea looks awesome, I've always wanted to go to high tea but I wouldn't even try putting one together myself, so kudos to your brother's girlfriend. It's so sweet of your grandma to take in the cats!

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  5. I loved this post! your grandma's house is so cute o/

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  6. great pics! what sort of camera lens do you use?

    x Stace
    tee&fame

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    1. all these photos were taken with a f/1.8 50mm lens. :)

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  7. Those cakes look delicious!
    I heard Australia op shops are great!

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    1. they are! especially big ones in country towns that no one else goes to.

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  8. all your pics are amazing! such an inspiration <3

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  9. This post is making me hungry! Those desserts look delicious. & I love the owl mugs and teapot. Too cute. & crystals!! hehe. Looks like you had a lovely afternoon tea, too! YUM.

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  10. love the pictures, I'm so jealous of your talent for taking photos! And those desserts look so yummy! :)

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  11. All this food looks divine! You take the most amazing photos, Jess :)

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  12. incredible doesn't give these photos justice. the one of your nanna and the crystals is so powerful. the treats look splendid, by the way :)

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    1. thank you, that's so kind of you to say. :)

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  13. That coconut ice cake looks amazing, and such a cute cat too.


    /Avy

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  14. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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  15. Great photos, again! You make the country look amazing. I really want to go there now, especially to that cake place/bakery!

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  16. Lovely photos! I love the small imperfections and tell-tales of film. The photos of your nanna's house are my favorites. x

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  17. Very nice pictures, I kinda get nostalgic when looking at them.

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  18. these pictures make me want to pack a suitcase and took off to a nice country secluded town!

    congratz on the interview ;)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 
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  19. Great photos! Really liked:)

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  20. I can't tell you often enough, but I adore all your pictures :)
    xx

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  21. B e a u t i f u l! As always. I love that portrait of your nanna and I hope you bought that owl tea set!!! Congrats on the sweet interview, have you entered the Vignetting Victoria lomo comp? xx

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    1. thanks lovely! i didn't even know there was a competition on! are you entering? x

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  22. i love pastries. and your grandma's cushions. the little furry friend. lace hearts on curtain. in fact- everything! you have such a pretty eye for details and there's so much life coming out of your photos.

    p.s. I loved the interview!
    xx

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  23. These photos are so pretty, I love all the cakes and the little kitty!!
    xxxx

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  24. Oh man there's so many delicious things in these pictures! I may need a piece of cake now. I really love the owl mugs and tea pot you took a picture of. Actually I love all of the pictures!

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  25. Oh everything looks so beautiful (and tasty too)!! I really like those pictures. So great!! So endearing.

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  26. Wow these photographs are magnificent, it looks like a beautiful place, you've captured it perfectly!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  27. These photos are absolutely incredible! I wanted to jump into each one and live there!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

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  28. Look at all those macaroons! Everything in this post just looks so delicious. I wish whenever I was able to visit Canberra I was able to see this side of it. Normally, I'm just there to see the parliament house (school, haha). My friend was there a few weeks ago and he said it was freezing!!! Hopefully you were all warm!

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  29. great interview! love the first photo of the cathedral.

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