Guess what? You can take the train from Paris and be in Frankfurt in 3 hours and 30 minutes. And if you buy the tickets early you can get great prices. That's what I did back in mid-November.
Did my research before heading there, looked up speciality coffee places in town, great hotels and good photo spots. And I was not dissapointed. Frankfurt is the city of architecture, a mix between the old and the new. Skyscrapers and classic buildings blend in so well. In some corners of the city you can sense some strong New York city vibes.
We stayed at the great 25hours Hotel by Levi's - a Levi's themed hotel of the 25hours brand. I knew of this hotel chain from back when I visited Hamburg and Levi's is one of my favourite clothing brands so the choice was obvious. The location of the hotel is excellent, just a few meters away from the central train station.
Coffee wise we repeated at a great place called "The Holy Cross Brewing Society". Great and cosy little coffeeshop that makes some delicious flatwhites.
Just like in France, Frankfurt was deserted on Sunday. It was a short visit that left me wanting to come back during summer.
It was my third time in Prague but the first time I visited the city during summer. I wanted to see how it feels to experience this city without having to worry about the cold. And I found my answer. I found out I preffer the bohemian capital in the cold season. This city shines brighter on a cold gray day. Low temperatures wipe big crowds off the street, so you don't have to deal with the drunk people lured to Prague by the cheap beer.
I had my Hasselblad with me to capture Prague on Kodak Portra 400. These are the results, carefully scanned by Carmencita Film Lab in Valencia.
On my latest visit to London, I was wandering through Shoreditch holding my Hasselblad trying the capture the vast photographic opportunities this neighbourhood has to offer.
All of a sudden, I see a Hasselblad tshirt in a shops window nearby. I entered and I met shop owner Theo Stegers. We ended up having a long chat about Hasselblads and Leicas and I ended up with two gorgeous tshirts featuring the iconic models of both brands: the 500C and the M3.
All photos were taken on the Hasselblad 501CM medium format camera on Portra 400 film and developed by Carmencita Film Lab in Valencia. You can find the We Admire shop online or by visiting their shop in Shoreditch (13-15 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3EJ).
I have the priviledge of living in the Loire valley. This valley is famous for its castles built during the French Renaissance for the French kings to live in. The density of beautiful buildings in this area is so big that it is declared as part of the UNESCO Human Heritage. Best part is I only visited some of it, so there's lots of castles left to visit.
The photos in this post are from the Château de Sully-sur-Loire, a fortified castle which served as residence for the dukes of Sully. It sheltered Voltaire during some time. And each year there's a music festival here in June.
Unfortunately the castle was closed that day, but we got to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.
Shots were all taken on the Hasselblad 501CM on Kodak Portra 400 developed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab in Valencia.
Almost one year after the first time I stepped foot in Cluj, I came back to this magic city in the heart of Transilvania I felt inlove with. I came back hunting for more great memories because Cluj never disappoints. All of them are forever stored in the hearts of those present but some of them are also trapped on film.
February found me in the British county of Hampshire, in the old town of Portsmouth. It was my second visit to England and what a great visit it was! We got to see the whole bay from up above, in the Spinnaker Tower, we walked a lot down by the docks and we got to relax at local cafés. Weather was quite pleasant for a February in Britain.
Brought with me my favourite camera at the moment, the medium film format Hasselblad 501CM and my favourite film Kodak Portra 400, all developed and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab in Valencia, Spain. Here are some of the results.
First post out of many about Paris. It's the reference city for me now as I live only one hour away from it, in a rather small town. So each time Paris is like a breath of fresh air with all its possibilites. Exploring Paris with a camera in my hand is probably one of my favourite things right now.
Exploring its streets and discovering new places to go to, places to photograph, memories to remember.
Testing out cafés to find the perfect coffeeshop out of the coffeeshop boom that has taken over the City of Lights. Having the perfect breakfast at Holybelly Café in the 10th arrondissement.
All photos in this posts were taken with an iPhone 6 and a Hasselblad 501CM on medium format Portra 400 film developed at Carmencita Film Lab in Valencia, Spain.
They say that whatever you're doing when you're entering a new year it's pretty much what you're going to do through the whole year. That's why I started the year travelling. I got a feeling there's going to be some in 2015.
All pictures are taken with a Hasselblad 501CM camera on medium format Portra 400 film developed at Carmencita Film Lab.