24/08/2009

So long 33, greetings 34!








33 was very good to me, but I have a feeling 34 will be a vintage year (my first as a mum - eeeek!). I don't know about you but I usually get myself something for my birthday (do you?) and Asmara Dream was just the ticket this year. It's a beautiful book full of Polaroids by Marco Barbon. Eritrea used to be an Italian colony and lots of Fascist Architecture still lives on in the capital Asmara. The pictures were all taken in the past couple of years and it still looks like a modernist, well... dream.

And yes, the top photo is of me when I was two... can you tell I was (and still am, I guess) a tomboy?
Thank you Mum for not making me wear pink frilly dresses ;)

48 comments:

  1. YEAH !
    SO happy birthday then ?????
    I'm so happy you ot the book ! Have a lovely day Famapa.

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  2. Don't you think people in our generation had the coolest clothes when we were little kids? I look at pictures like the above from myself and I always think, "I should get a dress / pants / whatever like that again."

    Happy Birthday!

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  3. GRATTIS, F!! :D
    Ja vilket jättenytt år det blir nu vid 34, med mammatitel och allt, detta bådar ju fantastiskt gott! Urfin present du skaffat dig. Klart man ska fira sig.

    Och det är ju så det slår lock för ö-r-o-n-a vicket gull som framträder på toppbilden! Inge jä'la spets-&-barbie-orgier, härligt! :) Kram och hurra!!

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  4. GRATTIS åldring! ha en fantastisk dag, jag ska fira dig idag här i göteborg! yäää grrr! KRAM!

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  5. happy birthday Famapa! you look great in your seventies clothes! have a lovely day x

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  6. Happy birthday!
    The photo of the little tomboy is brilliant! You look so cute. Where did you grow up?

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  7. Happy Birthday! I always get myself something too - althought it is hard to stop at just one thing. I love that piture of you when you are small. Very stylish!

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  8. Happy birthday!
    The book looks really interesting.

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  9. Happy Birthday Famapa! You look very cute on the picture. I do get myself something for my birthdays too, if you
    want something done it's better to do it yourself :)

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  10. men hallå!! är det du?! så fantastiskt gullig! Hoppas du har outfiten kvar till ert eget lilla barn!? även om det blir en kille, det passar ju som sagt till bådeoch, helt underbart!!

    GRATTIS!!

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  11. oh happy birthday - have a lovely day!

    i always get myself something for my birthday too. so nice to pick a treat for that occasion and that book looks just awesome.

    you look seriously cool in that top shot.

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  12. dear, sweet famapa, wishing you a most wonderful year filled with exciting adventures, joyful experiences, dazzling love, blissful baby moments and big beautiful health (wealth wouldn't hurt either now would it?).
    happy, happy birthday.
    thank you for sharing your life and very keen eye here on your blog.
    hugs from zurich, kristi

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  13. Happy Birthday Famapa :) The book looks interesting.

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  14. happy birthday! :)
    it's a great and interesting gift!

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  15. Hey loot at your picture! it's absolutely cute! oh my God, those little shoes!!!
    I like every detail of childhood photos. they all bring some strange feeling, though you don't really know that person...

    this is my first time here at your blog. it's really lovely.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  16. thanks everyone for your birthday greetings, they're so nice to read! I wish I still had that outfit but I dare say it got thrown away a long time ago :0(

    katrine ny: I grew up in stockholm!

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  17. happy birthday, famapa! your new book is beautiful. enjoy!

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  18. happy birthday, adorable you!
    i remember you fondly mentioning that book before and am happy to see its now in your hands.

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  19. Oh, my. Look at tiny you in your fabulous outfit.

    Happy Birthday!

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  20. Happy happy birthday dear Famapa!

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  21. What a great picture of you. You adorable at two years old and I'm sure you are still adorable at 34! Have a Wonderful Birthday!!

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  22. nothing better than a photography book for a present...so, have a great 34 years old lifetime!and keep your funky syle as in the picture you show us!

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  23. Happy Birthday Famapa!

    And all the best for the coming year and all of the excitement it will bring :)

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  24. Happy (belated) birthday!

    I wish you the best for the upcoming year with the baby and everything else.

    By the way, It's a really cute picture of you.

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  25. Happy happy happy birthday to you!!!
    Wishing you a beautiful, fun and lovely day
    ;-)

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  26. .*.*.*.hAppY .*. bIRthDaY.*.*.*.

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  27. 34 will be amazing! Happy birthday!
    I should buy birthday gifts for myself! I think that is such a great idea!
    this book is so amazing, they look like images from another time. But I am happy this place is preserved like this, I would like to go there to see for myself. (I like facist architecture!)

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  28. yay happy happy birthday!! love the kid-photo! happy 34!

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  29. GRATTIS GRATTIS!! Bilden på dig som 2-åring är så söt SÅ SÖT:))
    Fin bok! Jag brukar inte köpa nåt till mig själv då jag fyller men.. man kanske borde testa;)
    Lycka till med ditt 34de år!

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  30. happy birthday famapa! you look so cute on that top photo!!

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  31. Stockholm, ok. Hope you don't mind me being curious, I was just wondering whether it was in Sweden, England or Philippines. But now I know. :) Thanks. I'm sure you were a cool kid - it really seems so in that pic. :)

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  32. AH! Happy birthday lovely. Your year of 34 will be magic with a new arrival in your family. All the best :)
    Asmara dream looks like a beautiful book full of eye candy.
    Take care. x

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  33. many happy wishes to you on your birthday!

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  34. Happy birthday!

    I want to find that book. I've been fascinated by Asmara ever since I first heard about it.

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  35. so stylish! Happy Birthday! I just celebrated mine 2 days ago...high five :)

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  36. Happy Birthday from Phoenix, AZ!! Mine was Saturday (goodbye 28 and hello, 29!). Congrats on all the impending greatness and love this year will bring!

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  37. joyeux anniversaire!
    and best wishes for this special year!

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  38. Happy Birthday Famapa!!! I like your blog.
    Daniela

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  39. Haha, you look so so cute on that picture!
    Have a wonderful day, Famapa and I am sure 34 will be super for you!

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  40. happy birthday...you look very cute on that photo...:))

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  41. happy birthday and beautiful book
    xx

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  42. happy birthday, the 30s are the best:) what a wonderful looking book!

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  43. a very very cute kid photo! hope you will have a fabulous 34. year

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  44. A late happy birthday to you! Hope this year brings lots of good stuff in your way!

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  45. So lovely photo of you little girl, I love your clothes!
    And this book seem very beautiful!
    A bientôt. Else

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