I love going on vacation and seeing everything with beginner’s mind. Everything around me is fresh and new. I felt this way especially about the place we stayed in Norwich. This was the first time we stayed in an apartment on our travels, we usually go with a hotel. I’m totally sold on this and will forever book Air BnBs from now on. It was awesome to pretend like this beautiful little flat was my home for a week.
I decided to document our stay there with pinhole photos.
An Inbetween Time. Terrapin Ace + Ektar 100
Rest and relaxation. Reality So Subtle + Ektar 100
Where we cooked. Terrapin Ace + Ektar 100.
The top of the stairs. Reality So Subtle + ektar 100
I love shooting pinholes while eating meals or drinking in a pub. I never go out to pubs though unless it’s Pinholeday weekend. So here are a few from when we were in Norwich!
Brewdog, Norwich. Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100.
Bowling House, Norwich UK. Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100.
Ribs Of Beef, Norwich, UK. Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100.
Brewdog. Norwich, UK. Terrapin Ace and Ektar 100.
The last day we were in Norwich we visited a really beautiful Victorian garden tucked away amidst the busy city. It was a really nice, relaxing place. The place is called The Plantation Garden and you can read all about it here. I took some pictures there:
The color shots are pinhole and they were made with a Terrapin Ace and Ektar 100 film. The black and white shot was made with an Olympus XA and Tri-x.
While we were in Norwich, our flat was near a really charming cobblestone lane that we walked on a lot to get from one place to another. It turns out that this is an historical place (but to be honest, what doesn’t have historical significance in Europe?). The place is called Elm Hill and I took a lot of photographs there. I watched a television documentary on Norwich that mentioned something important about the thatched roof building in a bunch of these photos, and I can’t for the life of me remember what that important thing was. And I can’t quickly Google it. But you can read about the history of it and the rest of Elm Hill here.
Incidentally, I had the best chat with the lady sitting on the bench in the Black and White photo. It turns out, she knew exactly where Portland, Oregon was because she had family living here. What are the odds?
Reality So Subtle 6×6
Pinholeday was a rainy ramble through the city of Norwich. It was a little cold but we didn’t let that stop us! Rain is a pinhole photographer’s friend. This day will be broken up into 3 different posts entirely based on the cameras I used. Today I will feature the Reality So Subtle 6×6 pinhole camera.
The day started at Norwich Castle and meandered along the River Wensum.
We stopped for coffee along the way…
The evening was capped by bowling and beer.