I always used to complain how boring Sydney was. i don’t remember why, and can most likely link it to a really whingy point of my life. But I as i was casually walking through the city streets, eating thai, chatting and laughing with great friends I realised how great it is to even live so close to such a city. Only downfall is the train trip home. omg it feels like it takes forever. But i came home empty handed, I didnt buy a single thing (except dinner) and i felt good. I probably sound like someone with an addiction but i can’t help myself. i’m a hoarder and a collector. What i will say is that we went into zara (which just opened here) and it is still packed with people weeks later after the opening! its crazy. When i was in europe last year i bought some amazing things from zara but this collection they’ve got in australia is not thrilling me. the mens stuff is pretty bland. the photos are random snapshots from tonight.
I am very confused at the moment about life. About where i’m going and what i’m doing and everything thats happening to me. 2011 is definately turning out to be a year of despair and destruction. And i’m not just talking about myself. There has been natural disasters one after the other; The Queensland floods and huricane, bush fires in various parts of Australia and of course the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. My thoughts go out to all involved and think its a good idea for you to all donate.
But life goes on, even though it seems it never will and sometimes it just isn’t the same again but you have to keep going. Time waits for no one. And my trusty pen and paper always seem to be here. I seem to find the greatest comfort in historic and heritage buildings. The details and decoration are always enjoyable to sketch. (So much better than boring modernism IN MY OPINION). I sketched customs house today in Sydney. The interior is so modern its scary. I really liked the variety of lights they used. Take note, the old looking chandelier light is actually made of bright red plastic! 😮