I was on my way to a friend when I walked by this an few houses. When I notice that it has this nice pink hue I stop, take up my camera and snap a photo. Later I play with the photo in Photoshop; adding a blue sky and some white fluffy clouds, removing a ugly car etc. Prettifying it a bit. Wanna see the original photo? Sometimes it is just fun fun fun to play with those colour curves!
I also pass by a patisserie where I notice a pretzel sign on the wall. Every time I see a pretzel these days I think about bloggfriend TJ. Since she moved to Ochsenfurt in Germany she has started a collection of Pretzel sightings that she features frequently on her blog. She is as obsessed with them as I am with owls and Hello Kitty! ;-) I like that kind of seeing. When you are on the watch-out for something special your everyday becomes a bit magic.
If you ever really want to go pretzel sightseeing you must come visit me! I actually live in Pretzel Town – for real. At this caf? for example they are always in view:
Here the pretzel is a symbol of the town. You could say we’re famous for our pretzels but I don’t think that the patisseries here do them any differently from anywhere else. It’s just an image, a symbol, a story.
I like to go to caf?s to write in my diary sometimes, to be alone with my thoughts. I drink my latte slowly. I like glancing up at strangers sitting at other tables, and then looking down at my handwritten pages, contemplating my day. Doodle a few flowers, sip the coffee drink.
I usually just drink coffee but in honor of my pretzel hunting I had a cookie. A pretzel of course, called kringla in Swedish. It was delicious, to my surprise. I might have one next time too. Munching away, looking through the big windows at people passing by in a hurry.
You see more when you stop to look. Have you seen any pretzels (or some other cool symbols/patterns) in your town lately?