28/06/2016

Leftovers

My last LA shots from this time round.

The last few days have been a real downer as the country I live in is no longer the country I think it was, and everyone I know here are feeling depressed over what the future holds for the nation. I feel like the kid whose parents are divorcing, and I have no say in the matter (I couldn't vote as I'm still a Swedish national, and believe me, I will remain one now for as long possible), and the fall out from it is going to affect the rest of my life. I'm weirdly more upset than when my actual parents got divorced, but then that was 28 years ago, and my memory probably doesn't serve me very well. But I survived their split, and I know we will survive this one too. Whatever happens, me and my family have each other, and at the end of the day that's all that really matters. And like my brother-in-law said over the weekend, "All we can hope is that the Leave voters were right, and that we were wrong." Time will tell.

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  1. Really depressing about what the vote says about the UK population :(

    That aside these photos have such a beautiful colour. What film do you use?

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    1. So depressing and so weird that half a country can have the blues at the same time.

      I didn't shoot these pics on film; I use VSCO to edit my pictures and I love how their filters get rid of the digital feel. I highly recommend it!

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    2. Oops! I do use vsco for my phone pics.

      We aren't in the UK to experience the mood on the ground but if my husband is perhaps giving me a local feel for the immense feeling of betrayal that I think is a big part of it.

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  2. If the Leave voters were right this is a sadder world to live. No doubt the UK will survive outside the EU but all the reasoning behind it is sad. We are a world where we are afraid of each other.

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    1. You're right Sara, but I think what my brother in law meant was that the Brexit supporters thought the UK would be better off without being in the EU. But there are so many other horrible reasons for why people voted leave, and some didn't even know what the EU is! We live in such awful times right now, on so many levels.

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  3. Hi dear F., I was visiting London on that week and I was shocked. The sole consolation is that you live in a city which mainly rejected this. However it is a frightening prospect... let's hope for better times. Take care

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    1. Hey Pekiye! Must have been a weird week to visit! We're still reeling from the shock and the aftermath, and wondering where the hell this country is headed. Everyone is still talking about it, as no one in charge (or NOT in charge, haha!) seems to know what should happen now. It makes me very sad that this country that has always felt like home now feels alien. It's a very strange feeling.

      Glad you like these pix lady! xx

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  4. by the way, happy to see you back here and lovely series, as always ;-) I particularly like the warmer tone of the 'leftover' pics.

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  5. Hey Fatima! That is devastating to not feel at home anymore. But, they are richer with you, believe me!
    We witnessed the shock wave from the inside and felt terrible and sorry for all those who voted for unity and open-mindedness, also sorry for all the bigots/ignorants who think they "won" sth...idiots! I still do hope that UK will remain an example for diversity.
    Haha yes "no one is Not in charge". Look at them now, "après moi le déluge". All gone leaving such a mess!
    Hope you'll be feeling better. Take care ;)

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    1. Thanks P! It's so weird. It'll be interesting to see how it feels once we travel outside of London. There are some places I've been (before the vote) where I've definitely felt like the odd one out, but in what we assume (the media will always report when people do bad things, and never when they do good) now are different times, I worry a bit of what will happen. In the 24 years I've been here I've never suffered racial abuse, but who knows what people will do now when those kind of people feel empowered.

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  6. Exactly, this may galvanize some crazy folks into racist acts :( Here in Belgium we have a Dutch nationalist (& slightly "Nazi"...) party in the government coalition (I stopped travelling to Antwerp because of the mayor who is from that right-wing party ;p) and they openly express separatist and racist views, they don't need to hide anymore as they are 'legitimate', same with their supporters.
    I don't know where we're heading, really but hope you will never have to experience such hatred. All we need is love, folks! ;)

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