Stroll Through the Hood

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A lot of times I get asked what inspires me. And one of my key answers is always “a stroll through the hood”. It might be street art, it might be thoughts or feelings connected with certain sights, it might be stuff I find to buy…in one way or the other you might find the photos, the thoughts, the feelings, the colors or anything from those strolls in my art journal, a mixed media project or a scrapbooking layout.

I would love to show you once a month what inspired me while strolling through my neighborhood. I hope you like the little insights into my daily life where I live (at the moment Hamburg, Germany). This is also a wonderful way for me to remind myself on the inspiring things in the hood. Maybe you get inspired by those posts and even invite ME to a stroll in YOUR hood – feel free to grab the logo and leave a comment for me on the post and share!

 

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Love this simple cute one -it would be a perfect postcard- and…the wall does indeed look like this- pink patina 😉

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Speaking of pink….hello…it is usually not my color- but ohh love. This is from the inside of my favorite flower store …you get a bunch of flowers- no big stuff around, 5 Bucks, and you are out. They open Wednesday till they sold all flowers…sometimes Friday your are out of luck. Then they are on their way to Holland again to stock up 😉  Awesome awesome- I know I will for sure miss this one.

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I love this in a little alley in the hood. I also love the background- I am not a brown color person- but this is intriguing with ll the dots and little hints of red.

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And how can you pass up this photo-op – in a site street around the corner – so much fun with Andreas Muhme– we did another photo shoot, this time outside and had fun strolling around looking for places.

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And another pussy cat…again love the simplicity of it- and yet so cool!

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This is the outside of a kindergarten – loooveee the colors! So much fun!

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Especially since I know we move I walk around my neighborhood with more open eyes than ever and explore little alley ways too. It is a lot of fun.

Hope you liked it- see you next month in the hood ;)

hugs

Nat

 

 

Stroll Through the Hood

NathalieKalbach_Strollhood_Logo

A lot of times I get asked what inspires me. And one of my key answers is always “a stroll through the hood”. It might be street art, it might be thoughts or feelings connected with certain sights, it might be stuff I find to buy…in one way or the other you might find the photos, the thoughts, the feelings, the colors or anything from those strolls in my art journal, a mixed media project or a scrapbooking layout.

I would love to show you once a month what inspired me while strolling through my neighborhood. I hope you like the little insights into my daily life where I live (at the moment Hamburg, Germany). This is also a wonderful way for me to remind myself on the inspiring things in the hood. Maybe you get inspired by those posts and even invite ME to a stroll in YOUR hood – feel free to grab the logo and leave a comment for me on the post and share!

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I love these pillars that some of the houses have around here- this one is my favorite as it has also so much texture – ahhh – I want to create a background that looks like this

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This is outer wall to a garden of a kindergarten in the hood. I love this – it is funny and I am sure the kids love it too.

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I was rushing to go out with some friends when I passed by this clothes stores and the decoration made me stop. Love the clothespins lamps-  such a cool idea – it is formed chicken wire and attached to it are the clothes pins

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Love this view out of the window of the train right before you roll into my neighbor hood train station. BTW…notice T-Shirts ? Yes…the ONLY day so far in this spring there it was warm enough and I spent it in train….LOL

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I thought this was such a fun idea – in this shop which sells things from local designers and artists you step up from the shop into the window display and you can walk around the display and check the things out in the window. Great idea to make it part of the shopping experience.

Hope you liked it- see you next month in the hood ;)

hugs

Nat

 

 

Stroll Through the Hood

NathalieKalbach_Strollhood_Logo

A lot of times I get asked what inspires me. And one of my key answers is always “a stroll through the hood”. It might be street art, it might be thoughts or feelings connected with certain sights, it might be stuff I find to buy…in one way or the other you might find the photos, the thoughts, the feelings, the colors or anything from those strolls in my art journal, a mixed media project or a scrapbooking layout.

I would love to show you once a month what inspired me while strolling through my neighborhood. I hope you like the little insights into my daily life where I live (Hamburg, Germany). This is also a wonderful way for me to remind myself on the inspiring things in the hood. Maybe you get inspired by those posts and even invite ME to a stroll in YOUR hood – feel free to grab the logo and leave a comment for me on the post and share!

While walking to the grocery store I caught sight of this awesome graffiti car- how fun!

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This house is getting torn down right now. Very sad- I always loved this house. I used to live for many years right next to it.

 

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my subway stop…love the old water tower. I saw this when I came home from a trip in the train, passing fast by – made me happy to be home soon.

 

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Saturday Flea Market – love strolling there after grocery shopping – It is always inspiring and you find lot’s of stuff…like a letterpress cabinet 😉

 

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This made my friend Sandra and me laugh forever, we nearly wet our pants. Taken in clothing store here -in the changing area. On the right it says “Please do not hang anything on the lightbulbs, thanks”.

 

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I recognized the bird from a different place when I posted some street art photos from the hood a couple of weeks ago.

 

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Taken in the park around the corner. It is called “Planten un Bloomen” – which is the name in a regional language called Plattdeutsch (a kind of Low German not often spoken anymore – if someone here once in a while really starts talking in Plattdeutsch- I understand ZERO). English and Plattdeutsch have a lot of similarities since they come from the same language origin. So you can probably get the sense of the name “Planten un Bloomen” 🙂

 

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Wonderful treasure store …unbelievable what you can find there! I got some really cool old stamps there.

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Since we are not getting too much sun here …as soon as the sun is out and even if it is freezing cold- everyone sits outside for lunch or for coffee, to watch what is going on outside …in the hood.

 

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Hope you liked it- see you next month in the hood 😉

hugs

Nat