Art tunnel

Since I met Martin, one of my new favorite pastimes is to explore my hometown and the amazing street art that can be found at unexpected places. My most recent find was this tram tunnel. We went there last weekend and yet again I was impressed with the skill and imagination of both local and foreign artists. I love the colours, forms the fluidity it brings to the  walls. I love how the artists transform dull sights to open air galleries. Most people think it’s vandalism, I think it’s pure awesomeness. So yet again, seeing the pieces, I was inspired and tempted to try making graffiti myself. But as the perfections I am, I think I’ll stick with the pen and paper for a little while and practice on different styles, letters and characters. So, expect to be bombarded with more street art as well as with my sketches.

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Meet Churchill

I’ve always been a fan of grumpiness. Grumpy is my favorite dwarf from the Snow white fairy tale, Grumpy cat is my idol and House MD was my preferred show for a long time. So it’s no wonder that after I lost my dog 2 years ago, I wanted to get a brachycephalic puppy. And what is better than a grumpy, snoring and altogether cute English bulldog. Me and Martin had the idea of getting one for quite some time and we even had a name for him long before we were ready to become dog owners. As a matter of fact we both clearly remember strolling in London in March and passing by Winston Churchill’s statue. I thought Winston would be a great name for our future puppy, but Martin had the better idea of calling him Churchill. So three months ago we drove to a nearby city and got our bundle of joy. And since I’m back here on WordPress, I think it’s only fair to introduce him. Everybody, meet Churchill!

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I’m back

Hey there!

It’s been a long while..again..

I have to say that almost every day of this long pause I wanted to write something and I have many excuses that I did’t. But the truth is that no matter that I was super busy with work and other stuff, some of them not that pleasant, I just wasn’t sure if I should continue writing. I just stopped feeling confident in my posts and my blog. I know I’ve found many great people because of it but something snapped in me. And now, after weeks of Martin’s constant reminders of Manon’s Maze and after reading a great post by Antoinette about writer’s block at a blog I enjoy reading, which you can find here, I decided that it’s time. I decided I should stop over-thinking and just write when I feel like it. Because it makes me feel good. So, guys, I’m back and there are lots of things I’d love to share. I hope you’ll stay tuned.

 

Thank you, Odin!

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I’ve been looking forward to a viking film or TV series for many years, and when my wishes finally came true, I was very anxious that this production was going to be, how to put it, a total crap. Maybe that’s why I was postponing it in my “to watch” calendar. But after seeing the first three episodes I do not bother about that anymore.

I’m a big fan of the Nordic mythology and I consider myself a person with some historical knowledge of the viking era. Therefore, i couldn’t help but notice numerous flaws – but they didn’t ruin the story for me. After all, the historical accounts about those days are not totally dependable.

I’m very impressed with Travis Fimmel and I think the role of the legendary Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok totally suits him. He does a great job at portraying a physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. The rest of the cast is amazing too. The most impressive thing, however is the look of the show. Photography, art direction and just the whole look is so lush and rich, it looks like a feature film.

I am very happy that this show aired, I just hope it continues going in a this good direction.

Real life movie characters 2

Animal lover and a film fanatic can only result in lots of photos in the Zoo and a second post about those famous “stars” ‘ doppelgangers.

Life of Pi

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Simba and Nala from The Lion King

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Wuff the Prairie dog from Tom&Jerry

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Tigress from Kung Fu Panda just chillin’

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Finding Nemo

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He’s not in the movie, but I couldn’t help but think of The Pelican brief

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Real life movie characters

On Sunday we went to one my favorite places in Sofia – the Zoo. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big animal lover and spending my time with them drains me from all negativity. This time I couldn’t help but notice how all of the animals that we saw were the real life doubles of some amazing and iconic movie characters. Like Hedwig from Harry Potter:

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King Julian from Madagascar

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The Croods

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the little monkey that cause all the trouble in Outbreak

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Bambi

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Khumba

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My little pony

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Small cow

My new job has many assets but one of the best things about it is that I can spend my breaks in the park with Milo. And when we went there yesterday I managed to capture him in action. The funniest thing, though, was a kid that saw Milo and turned to his Grandad: “Grandaddy, this dog looks like a small cow”! I guess he was right…

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Maxi fashion

I was wandering for a few days how to match my lovely Nike Air max with a maxi skirt and finally I had a great idea: a maxi dress with a shirt would make a great combo. I added some of my favorite accessories like the Aliosha, my white rubber Ice watch and a handmade bracelet.  I loved this outfit – comfy, funky and complements the red hair perfectly :)

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Electronic monday

Throughout my life I’ve listened to many different styles of music – from classics to metal, from jazz to rock, from country to industial. I’ve left the house and electronic music genre mostly for my teenage years. But for almost a year now Martin has been constantly exposing me to it and I’ve inevitably liked some of it. As a result here are my favorite ones: