April 2, 2011

Power Cut

Tonight I came home to a power cut in both the avenue we live on, and the one right beside it. Pitch dark in the middle of the capital, even the streetlights were gone! After clambering up four stories without being able to see further than my nose, and successfully getting into the flat and finding a candle and matches, I had to realize I can't come up with anything to do without electricity. I couldn't read for fear of setting my book on fire...

Felt so hapless, the urban girl just staring out of the window and waiting for the Internet to save her evening. :)

Well, as you can see, it's back!



Coat - Promod, but dyed by my sister, Doc Martens, scarf - H&M, umbrella - street vendor

These wonderful photos were taken by Zsófi Raffay, a lovely girl and a very talented and ingenious photographer. Her portraits are superb, as well as her urban photography. 
(Perfect for me, the classic urban girl. With her beloved Internet connection.) 
Take a look at her pictures here!

These pics were taken a while back, actually, it's much sunnier now! 
And there's light in the flat. 
OK, OK, I'm stopping it right here.

31 comments:

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the big umbrella in them and your beautiful scarf!

czech foreigner said...

love your umbrella!!!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Kirstin and Czech Foreigner, it's a great umbrella - literally as well as figuratively. :)

Lea said...

Awesome awesome awesome pictures :) I'm so glad everything is okay now. It must have been rough.. You look great. Dry and cozy.

<3 Lea

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Lea! Zsófi is a great photographer.
The power cut wasn't scary really, it was just funny to realize how much I depended on the net for my evening's entertainment... :)

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

your style is lovely! what a funky and cool umbrella. interesting article you mentioned in the previous post. i didn't even know there was a hungarian vogue! glad to have found out, since my dad is originally from hungary! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I love the photos! They look almost magical to me! :3

Martina Golightly said...

The photos have so beautiful atmosphere! Really wonderful:) The photographer is so talented and you have very nice umbrella and scarf:) I am following you with bloglovin.) Follow my blog if you like:)

Martina Golightly said...

Not with bloglovin! I am following you with google reader - I am crazy :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Hope Adela, when I saw your name I thought you must have Hungarian family! :)
Your style is wonderful! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Audrey, to have a real photographer take your pictures makes a huge difference. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Martina, I know, I should get on Bloglovin too... :)

I'm checking out your blog! :)

DizzyTea said...

I am loving this umbrella *.*

Madeline Quaint said...

I'm loving it too! :)
I have another great umbrella I would like to show sometime later... Suspense! :)

Marisa Violeta said...

such lovely photos :) I love your scarf!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Marisa, it's a great scarf I've worn with basically anything and everything, though one would think the pattern restricts wearability... I think it's perfect. :)

Courtney said...

LOL--"Felt so hapless, the urban girl just staring out of the window and waiting for the Internet to save her evening"

Sometimes it's nice to go without modern things. Except when it's cold. And you really wan to watch reality tv.

Madeline Quaint said...

The only entertaining thing I could come up with to do without electricity (and alone, I hasten to add) was playing an instrument. Which I can't do.

And actually it was interesting to look out to almost complete darkness when you're used to an always-lit city. Not something I would do every night, but it was nice to see. :)

The Waves said...

Lovely photos! This post made me think back to the time when I lived in Budapest years ago. During my first couple of weeks in the city, I lived on the south side of Buda, in Kelenfold (I'm missing the umlauts, sorry!). It was a huge, gloomy apartment complex, and we had power cuts all the time. I remember feeling so desperate and alone; I hadn't made any friends yet, my Hungarian was horrible, and Kelenfold was so depressing. And yet today a part of me misses even those moments - not to mention the ones that came afterwards, when I had friends and moved to Wesselenyi utca in Pest. Oh, Budapest, those were the days! Sorry for rambling! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

That's exiting! You used to live in Budapest? Wow! I'm glad you ended up liking the city at the end. :)
How's your Hungarian now? :)

The Waves said...

Yup, I studied at ELTE for one academic year, it was the Erasmus exchange programme and I studied Hungarian culture and language. At the end of the year my Hungarian wasn't too bad. I should have kept it up, because now I can barely remember the basics! (I guess that's what happens when you don't get to use a language you know.) And yes, I did fall in love with Budapest in the end. It is a wonderful city.

Madeline Quaint said...

Oh well, I guess Hungarian is fairly easy to forget as there's not too many chances to speak it around the world. :)

Britty said...

these pictures are so cool!i really love your umbrella! and your coat!
ps wow i hope everything was ok =]

Madeline Quaint said...

Sure, Britty, everything was fine. :)

My umbrella would like to thank you all for the nice compliments she got. :)

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Beautiful shots...and I['m totally diggin' your umbrella!


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Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you V, it means a lot that you popped by!

Zsófi, the photographer definitely knows what she's doing! :)

Thanks for your answer over at your blog too!

Vicki said...

LOVE your mutli coloured umbrella!! :) x

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Vicki! :)

DizzyTea said...

I am loving this umbrella *.*

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I love the photos! They look almost magical to me! :3

Lea said...

Awesome awesome awesome pictures :) I'm so glad everything is okay now. It must have been rough.. You look great. Dry and cozy.

<3 Lea