Two cities, a film swap and it appears a fictitious story of a dreamy trip through two distant places, which merge into a world of their own. Have a look and experience the wondrous world of film swap stories.
As I follow my morning ritual, watching out of my cloud chair the three birds hanging on the pole like every day, I decide to visit Berlinogotá today. This place is wondrous and fascinating at the same time.
Right from home, my journey is making its way by tram – past cyclists and children on the side of the road waving at me, I arrive after some time at the central station of Berlinogotá, the sand-coloured shimmering glass-stone pyramids.
Through a window in the floor, I reach the street and stroll through the city, past the quaint architecture and the experiences and feelings associated with it. A gully cover opens the wonderful world of the local sweets and the side lane, “half world”, just behind the ghostly double state building. Here I discover interesting insights into the district of the half things.
Of course, I can not resist talking to the friendly and interesting, very diverse inhabitants of the city. Especially with two I have interesting conversations – Scully, who works in a monster cabinet, and Björn, the royal guard of a historic building. Both of them recommend visiting the Neptune traffic light fountain; so I will pay a visit to this site, too, because the dome of the wonderful view, where I anyway planned to go, is not far away from the fountain.
Impressed by the view that the dome offers from the street – it’s odd how it makes you feeling to look at a projection, and yet it’s not – I’m indulged to go up. Once at the top, I step out on the terrace far outside the city and look down, where I just stood. It’s a strange place with its magical architecture. A glimpse into the clouds and you can see the city’s three skyguards – Jalion, the guardian of wisdom, Ginger, the guardian of bliss, and George, the keeper of courage. It is a truly wonderful experience to feel this peaceful city in harmony with itself and with everything surrounding it. Magical!
I get back to the city via the photo booth and I decide to make a detour through the streets between the wondrous buildings to get to the Facade Station. From here I decide to move back home as my day was eventful enough for today and I’m already longing again for my cloud chair and the dreams of magical journeys that arise in it – and, moreover, the birds are waiting for their dinner.
These photos are the result of a film swap between Melissa Martinez from Bogotá and me. They were double-exposed on a Lomography X-Pro 200 with a Nikon FM-2 and Zenit E and afterwards cross-processed in C-41.