Local Market in Oruro, Bolivia

Last semester we had a guest lecture by a Bolivian scholar where he introduced tourism development in Oruro province of Bolivia and let us know how many natural and cultural wonders there are in this area. In his words, Bolivia is the heart of South America (which is no doubt according to me, both culturally and geographically) and Oruro is the heart of Bolivia (um, geographically yes). I remember he concluded that Oruro could be the heart of South America, I was seriously doubtful about it as I had not heard about this city before.

In the end, during my Bolivian trip earlier this year, I was forced to have a stop in Oruro unexpectedly. Continue reading Local Market in Oruro, Bolivia

L’atelier en Ville – an Artsy blend of furniture / home decor / clothing / coffee 这家咖啡店卖家具还卖衣服

Let me introduce my new favorite cafe that I accidentally found out the other day while wandering around in town. It is called L’atelier en Ville, a cafe spot housed in old warehouse type building in Brussels city. In fact it is a mix of a furniture shop, a boutique shop and a coffee shop, sounds like a strange combination but all the elements blend in together greatly and create a unique atmosphere.

前几天在布鲁塞尔城市瞎逛,无意中发现了一个很有意思的咖啡店。其实叫咖啡店并不是很合适,硕大的空间其实只要一小半是咖啡店,还包括了一个家具店,一个设计师小作坊和一个服装店。听起来这个组合有点奇怪,但是其实它们意外的结合得很好,而且营造出了咖啡店独特的氛围。

Continue reading L’atelier en Ville – an Artsy blend of furniture / home decor / clothing / coffee 这家咖啡店卖家具还卖衣服

Polaroid is Back! Can’t wait to test the Polaroid Originals SX-70 film. 久违的宝丽来回来了

Ever since I got a second hand Polaroid Land camera somewhere long time ago, they stopped developing the instant films. So it has become a decoration at home. The other day I saw a Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 Instant Analog Camera sold in the city, I was a bit surprised.

很久以前我就对宝丽来立拍成像相机很感兴趣,但是自从我不知道从哪里买了一部简易版的LAND相机以后,宝丽来公司就宣布停产相纸,再也找不到原版的相纸了。于是就变成了摆设,直到最近有一天我在一家店里看到一款很类似的 新型OneStep 2。宝丽来居然重出江湖了。

Continue reading Polaroid is Back! Can’t wait to test the Polaroid Originals SX-70 film. 久违的宝丽来回来了