Let's start with a typical question a child might ask with big wide eyes: How many tiles are to be found on Lisbon's houses? I seriously don't know, tried to count them but got carried away by their beauty while the numbers only got bigger and bigger. I wish I could turn back the time and wander those beautiful streets again, bathed in warm golden light and pastel colours. Oh, how much visual happiness is in this place and how well African Wax Prints correspond with the geometric patterns of the tiles!
If I only had a few of Lisbon's houses in Zurich, I knew where my preferred photoshoot spots would be. I ask myself what inspired the people of Lisbon to make their city colourful, while the citizens of Zurich seemed to be inspired to go for a rather different choice and prefer grey... If I knew I'd instantly bring it here and I'd enjoy with a wide grin on my face the emerging of a new Zurich.
Until I find the answer, I think I have to continue to use my body as a canvas: African prints have become one of my favourite things to wear for a while now. I've always been fascinated by the looks of African ladies and think they look like queens with their strong colours, turbans and amazing dresses. But only recently I allowed myself to dive in deeper and especially: Wear the African creations with their idiosyncratic, rhythmic prints as a not African girl. Might this be a tiny little step into the future of a colourful Zurich? I keep on hoping forever!
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