Tuesday, 31 May 2011

In the shade of a giant pancake

I have just returned from travelling, and will add a few words on Canada before whipping out the fashion photos. My conference in Toronto was awesome, but apart from that...
- Canadians are incredibly friendly and polite. It's a bit of a shock to the system after living among the (mostly) frigid Brits. Canucks are talkative, helpful, and have a nice American air to them (while at the same time being more civilised than those wild Americans).
- Canadians love tattoos! I was in Toronto Zoo on a hot day and saw more tattoos than I wanted to. In fact, it was easier to find a person with a tattoo than without.
- Canadians make good dads - plenty of them take their kids to the zoo. And apparently there are baby changing facilities in men's toilets (haven't checked that though).
- Canadians love their huge portions of food. A portion of maple syrup pancakes (with bacon - why???) lasted me for two meals.
- Canadians are very proud of their flag and display it everywhere. Again, a nice change after ostentatiously unpatriotic Britain.
I also saw the ROM, AGO, Bata shoe museum, monster trucks, a musk rat, a car with cojones (literally!), and a guy carrying a hockey stick and wearing a moose t-shirt. Sweet!

And Brussels - with its great beer and wonderful couchsurfers - was just cool.

Below are photos of a hat I bought last year at the Gloucester Green market (8GBP - bargain!), seen through the lenses of Adrian and Marten Collins.

Dzisiejsze zdjęcia znów wzięte z archiwum, bo Joanna bujała się po Kanadzie i Belgii. Kapelusz z czwartkowego rynku na Gloucester Green w obiektywach Adriana i Martena Collinsa.

Adrian's work:

And Marten's work:

Joanna is wearing:
- A hat from a vintage market
- An ancient corset
- Gloves from a bridal shop
- Mum's pearls.


  1. Joanna, you never cease to amaze me with your timeless beauty. Both photographers captured superb images of you. I also enjoyed reading your observations regarding Canadians, a breed apart from us wild Americans :) I hope to see more pictures of you soon. Have a splendid week, dear friend!

  2. Ha, wreszcie mogę dodać komentarz!
    Cudownie wyglądasz. Zazdroszczę takich wspaniałych fotografów :)

  3. ciekawie, a ja zapraszam do wspólnego blogowania :)

  4. nie banalnie, ale zarazem nowocześnie i w starym stylu :)

  5. Od miesięcy zastanawiam się, dlaczego pod tak pieknymi, profesjonalnymi zdjęciami jest tak mało komentarzy, a pod potwornymi, beznadziejmymi i amatorskimi fotografiami na innych blogach są ich setki... zadziwiające i smutne...

  6. Glad you enjoyed your time in Toronto. I'm living among the 'frigid' Brits and loving it but I miss home and the open nature of the people a lot.

  7. Melissa, Canada was really awesome. There are Great things about Britain (ale, desserts, drivers), but Toronto was such a great change of setting.


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