i like my wallpaper on the outside of buildings, thanks

Here are a few snaps from my Diana Mini, as promised. This was not one of my better films. All the photos from the Ron Mueck exhibit were horribly underexposed (not overexposed, as I had previously thought). These photos are of me and my friend Nika outside the State Library, which is right next to the Gallery of Modern Art. I like the pattern on the outside of the building. It reminds me of wallpaper. Another thing I like about the State Library is that it provides free wi-fi. Backpackers and cheapskates take note: if you’re in the city and in need of internet access, don’t pay for it, nerd it up in the library instead!

The only Ron Mueck related photo that turned out remotely OK was this one of the giant baby’s squishy face. And even that had scratches on the film. Pity. I might just have to go back again and take some good photos with a digital camera.

This is from the ‘Unnerved: The New Zealand Project’ exhibition in the downstairs part of the gallery. It’s free. I thought the lighting there was worse than the Ron Mueck exhibit, but apparently not, since this photo turned out much better. My favourite part of the Unnerved exhibit, without a doubt, was the wall of televisions playing episodes of Flight of the Conchords. Is it really art? Who cares. It’s Flight of the Conchords.

Basically, what you should take away from this post is: if you’re in need of free internet and want to watch Flight of the Conchords on continuous loop, the State Library and GoMA is where it’s at.

26 Comments

  1. The Fashion Seen June 5, 2010

    The pattern on the building is really lovely. Too bad not every urban dwelling could be so extravagant!

    http://www.thefashionseen.com

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  2. Fashion Cappuccino June 5, 2010

    Cool pictures!! The weather looks gorgeous outside!! xxoxxoxoo

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  3. 健豪 June 5, 2010

    很有趣~~感覺很好的blog,祝您人氣長虹 ........................................

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  4. kelly ann June 5, 2010

    that giant baby's kind of freaky! hahaha, but i LOVE the pattern on that building!

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  5. Twee + Kz June 5, 2010

    dear soph,

    very nicepictures with Diana mini!!

    my friend has one too and she said it's really hard to get the right exposure and have wasted a lot of films,lol

    thanks for your little message=) i'm so in love with the mike & chris collection!isn't the leather skirt to die for?!

    have a loely weekend!

    xxx
    twee
    http://www.EzzentricTopz.blogspot.com

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  6. Victoire June 5, 2010

    ahh the diana mini takes awesome shots 🙂 the quality is so interesting and cute.

    xx

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  7. Haayi June 5, 2010

    I love your style. You have that shine.!:)

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  8. something blue June 5, 2010

    Thanks again, I like your responsiveness!

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  9. Hi honey!!

    Great pics…
    Very nice* blog !!

    <3

    xoxo*
    http://ivaniadiamond.blogspot.com

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  10. Tanita June 5, 2010

    the squishy baby looks really odd. great post :3
    xxx
    http://thescreamkinder.blogspot.com/

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  11. S and O June 5, 2010

    those pictures are lovely!
    I can't believe you have a diana mini that is awesome! I've been wanting one for ages 🙂

    love that wallpaper!

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  12. rebecca June 5, 2010

    Ahhh, love lomography cameras, shame they didn't come out at well as you'd wanted them too, though. But memories are better than photos (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  13. muchlove June 6, 2010

    that's so cool! I love that it resembles wallpaper.

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  14. charles burger. June 6, 2010

    oh my god, did not know you could take photos inside GoMa.. I am so pumped to go in the holidays 🙂

    Nice to see someone taking notice of the designs around our city. Love your blog.

    Charli, x

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  15. Amanda Fernandez June 6, 2010

    love it!!
    x.o.x.o

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  16. mirandolina June 6, 2010

    omg, the photo of giant baby is a little bit scarry for me, no idea why…

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  17. linutana June 6, 2010

    cute blog :X

    http://linutana.wordpress.com

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  18. Clara June 6, 2010

    lovely post!!
    xxx

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  19. Sol June 6, 2010

    the baby picture is so scary!
    but i LOVED the pattern on the building, really nice colors.

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  20. loft in soho June 6, 2010

    Great shots!!!

    xoxo

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  21. C. June 6, 2010

    I htink these pictures are really awesome!!

    xo,
    http://owl-wings.blogspot.com

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  22. UnoCosa June 7, 2010

    so cool! dear!!! xx

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  23. Alita Claudia Raisa June 7, 2010

    gorgeous pics 😉

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  24. soph (owl vs. dove) June 7, 2010

    @Twee+KZ: Thanks. Also reassuring to hear I'm not the only one with Diana troubles!

    @rebecca: Definitely, at least I have the memories 🙂

    @charli: Yep, they allow non-flash photography. I always thought photography wasn't allowed, full stop. So I was quite surprised when the security lady told me otherwise.

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  25. lavelle June 8, 2010

    look up the shop Liberty in London. They have liberty print wallpaper on the outside of the building, I think that you will love it! xx

    heres a link to a photo on my facebook of the stores exteriod if you want to look http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=9250245&id=628755283

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  26. soph (owl vs. dove) June 9, 2010

    @lavelle: Thanks for the heads up! I can't view the facebook link you've posted, but I'll definitely be googling it 🙂

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