02 January 2014

my italian holiday - crespi d'adda.

Happy 2014 to you all! ♥ I am back in Helsinki and I have just got developed my rolls of film from Italy: it feels good to look through all the photographs and remember my lovely Italian Holiday! during those fine 18 days not only I was able to catch up with some good friends and spend time with my dear sister and parents - but I also had the chance to go on numerous photographic excursions. even though the weather had been rainy most of the time it did not stop me!
Crespi D'Adda:
Nikon FM - Lomography Color Negative 400
I spent the first week with my sister in Milano and did not take any photographs but on the day when Jacopo and I decided to visit the historical village of Crespi d'Adda. the little town seemed really peculiar to me and the foggy day gave it an even more mysterious look: walking through its empty streets felt surreal. I was especially impressed with the graveyard and the building of the cotton mill.
I will share many more posts dedicated to my Italian Holiday... be prepared!

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  1. The third photo is spectacular :o

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    1. Thank you! The foggy day made the place look really mysterious!

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  2. And a spectacular 2014 to you too! These photos are beautiful and the grey weather made them even more special :)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Inês! I hope your 2014 has started in a lovely way!

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  3. Happy 2014 to you, too! :)
    What a beautiful graveyard!

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    1. Thank you, Sirpa! To you too!
      That graveyard was really incredible, I had never seen anything that monumental for a small town!

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  4. Polly, your pictures are spectacular. you have a way to capture things.
    glad that you got a great time in Italy.

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    1. Niken, thank you so much! I had a lovely time indeed, I'm glad I was able to spend so many days there!

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  5. veramente bellissime! i dettagli sono molto più belli in analogico che in digitale! :) <3

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    1. Emi, ti ringrazio moltissimo! Sarebbe stato bello se fossi venuta con noi!

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  6. These are so beautiful! Italy is a wonderful, wonderful place-I wish I had shot film when I had gone. It's so nice to receive pictures back and visit there all over again xx

    Little Blue Backpack

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    1. Hi Shannon and thank you so much for stopping by Passer Domesticus!

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  7. Developing my rolls after a trip is absolutely one of my favourite things to do! :D

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    1. Isn't it? Yet, if they turn out bad, I get so disappointed!

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  8. ♥! how am i amazed by my own country.
    i love these pictures, polly! can't wait to see more

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    1. Italy is a beautiful place indeed, dear Silvia! We are very lucky!
      Thank you so much! ♥

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  9. Marcus3.1.14

    This makes me wonder why anyone goes to Italy in the summer. Winter is clearly the time to be there. This reminds me of the gorgeous and scary movie Don't Look Now. This is on my list of things to do before I die now. Visit northern Italy in the winter. :)

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    1. Hi Marcus! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
      I really suggest you to visit Italy in the winter time too - it can be quite different and possibly more interesting.

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  10. I agree with Evelyn, the best part of a vacation is probably to come home to developed rolls of film. :)

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    1. I totally agree with you, ladies! And you definitely develop a lot of rolls after your vacations!

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  11. These are lovely, I love rainy weather for photos (I am from England after all haha) it always seems to create a definite atmosphere. I can't think of many times I've seen Italy in the rain either - so I'm really glad that you took these and shared them. Happy new year Polly :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhianne! And that is actually why I think England looks so beautiful most of the time! Happy New Year to you too!

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  12. These pictures are beautiful - I love the strong contrasts and the luscious green in the first pictures! Have a wonderful, happy new year, Polly!

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    1. Nancy, thank you so much! Have a wonderful 2014 as well!

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  13. Happy New Year Polly, I wish u many beautiful moments in a new year and in the life adventure we all took! (And guess what I ve got a few days ago from Italy, my very first film camera ever!:) Can't be happier:))

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    1. Nice! Which camera did you get? I hope you're going to have lots of fun with it!

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  14. I wish you a wonderful and inspirational 2014! Your Italy-photos really make me want to visit Italy as soon as possible. :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Ingeborg! To you too!
      You should definitely visit Italy some day!

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  15. i love the way the colors pop up from your photos dear Polly!
    Do you scan the negatives or the actual print? <3
    Italy is besides Spain the only country i 've been more than two times,loved it in the two trips :D

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! I usually develop and print my photographs, because I find that scanning the actual prints instead of the negatives gives me a better result.
      I have never been to Spain nor Portugal, unfortunately. I hope I'll get the chance some day!

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  16. It really seems to have been a beautiful Polly :-)
    I'll be honest with you and I know you're gonna find it a bit bizarre, but the photo of the graveyard is so amazingly light. although, it is the obvious place of sadness, the green of the grass and the shades of pink roses make it so simple that I'm really enjoying the photo.
    anyway, beautiful photos as always dear Polly.

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    1. Thank you so much, Diogo! Your comments are always so kind!
      I totally understand what you mean about the graveyard - I found it spectacular, despite the fact that it should have been a sad place.

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  17. i'm glad you're braver than i am when it comes to rainy weather...! at least we get to see great photos from your trip :)

    the graveyard is so so beautiful... and the building at the back looks truly imponent.
    and it is lovely to see the typical pastel colors from italian architecture :)

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    1. Thank you, Joana! Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to go out despite the weather... I've just came home soaking wet a few minutes ago from a stroll around town.
      I'm glad you appreciate Italian architecture!

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  18. Goodness, what a magical place!
    And yes, I love the mysteriousness of it all....

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    1. Thank you, Charlyn! It was a very peculiar place, I'm glad I had the chance to visit it on such a special day!

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  19. Loving your italian holiday pictures! I agree the fog makes these more mysterious! looking forward seeing more!

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! I will share some more photos in my next posts!

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  20. i love the light of rainy and foggy days, how everything seems to be melancholic and stopped in time. maybe it has something to do with the lack of strong shadows.

    as always, these are simply amazing ♥

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    1. I totally agree with you, dear Toi! And thank you so much! ♥

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  21. Huh - the first one looks at a quick glance like it could be some hidden temple in a jungle... but then scrolling down further it's really something totally else. Wow.

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    1. I know, right? That looked really like an old temple to me, rather than a catholic graveyard. It was incredible and massive!

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