Mini Saga n.8 — Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap - Photography by Tania Metalli

I mind the gap all the bloody time! 
Until I didn't, and slipped through the crack. 
Through broken glasses and mobile phones I saw a tunnel that went on. And on I went.
I was hoping to find a portal to a new land, but I ended up in Brixton.

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Mini sagas are short, self-contained stories, of exactly 50 words. I’m using them as a way to practise storytelling. Sometimes inspired by a photograph, other times they are the inspiration for images, to complement the stories.

Postcards from Bruges

Views of Bruges' canals - photography by Tania Metalli

Bruges is stunning. Picture postcard perfect. So much to see and do. And eat

Hotel Pand in Bruges - photography by Tania Metalli

Room and breakfast (or what’s lefts of it) a the Pand hotel, right in the centre of town.

Night views of Bruges

I found it particularly beautiful at night. Maybe because there are less people around. The light works to create a magic atmosphere.

Being a tourist in Bruges - photography by Tania Metalli

We walked everywhere. My step counter nearly popped. And me with it.

Shop fronts, old and new - photography by Tania Metalli

Shops of all kind, from quirky to avant garde.

Leffe and Brugse Zot, trying different beers in Bruges - photography by Tania Metalli

We tried as many types of beer that we could, but didn’t even scratch the surface.

coffee and cakes

And did I mentioned the cakes?

Contrasting architecture in Bruges - photography by Tania Metalli

I love the contrasting styles.

Swans everywhere in Bruges

I’ve never seen that many swans in my life. They pretty much own the place. Of course, they are the symbol of the city.

Brasserie d'Achouffe and La Trappe

Experimenting with lighting effects in the dark pub. While beer tasting, naturally.

details: wood  staircase and lace-like net in Bruges

Love the details! Especially the lace-like fence.

Contrasting architecture in Bruges

I couldn’t get enough of the contrasts.

Details of Bruges

I’m not sure who left the bicycle parked there, but it seemed to be a feature. And what about the bench, practically in the canal? For those hot summer days, when you need to freshen up after a long walk, I guess

the busy centre and the quiet outskirt of Bruges

Overwhelmed by the crowds of tourists in the town centre? (I was!) Luckily there are oasis of quiet and peace just a little walk away.

All photos taken with iPhone5 and edited with VSCO Cam.
 

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Mini Saga n.7 — Thelonious’ New Armour

The Armed Rhino by Tania Metalli

Thelonious couldn't help but noticing the admiring glances as he stepped onto the mossy lawn. The new armour looked great on him.
Not that he cared for looks.
He was surprised by its lightness. 'Must be one of those super-light alloys', he pondered. And trotted off to his next assignment.

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Mini sagas are short, self-contained stories, of exactly 50 words. I’m using them as a way to practise storytelling. Sometimes inspired by a photograph, other times they are the inspiration for images, to complement the stories.

Three “Madonelle” in Rome

Corner Madonnas in Rome - photography by Tania Metalli

Corner Madonnas in Rome - photography by Tania Metalli

Corner Madonnas in Rome - photography by Tania Metalli

The third one is a Magdalene I think, just happened to be in the right corner at the right time, when I was on a hunt for images last year in Rome.

I’m not planning to go back until November, for the harvest of the olives, a little tradition in my family. In the meantime I revisit it by going through the archives.

Expect more Rome themed posts in the near future, the sign that I’m starting to miss it.

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