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The Story of Halina Czechowska

In 1999, a 77-year-old polish immigrant called Halina Czechowska had a heart attack and passed away a few days later. According to an article we read, she was a retired seamstress and her neighbours knew her as the woman in the red coat. 836 more words


Museum of Mankind, '79

This is what is going to be the first of an occasional series over the coming year which I’m calling ‘Photos of my Past’ in which I’m going to delve into my negative folder, dig out an image I took before the turn of the millennium, scan it, post it and say a bit about it. 465 more words


The Halina 3000 - Preview

Next up is the Halina 3000. Dating back to 1974 it was again manufactured in Hong Kong; and also sold as the Opticam 3000 and Weist 135. 61 more words

The Halina PET - Preview

The Halina PET is a beautiful camera – simple, solid and stylish.  It positioned itself in market as a beginners camera, whist still maintaining the features ‘found in the far more expensive types’ (according to the original instruction manual). 68 more words

Cheap Seats At The Widescreen - The Halina Panorama

My fellow photographer and cheapskate Alan Duncan, who writes at Canny Cameras, challenged me to shoot a roll with a mystery film camera he’d send in the post. 1,183 more words

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List Lists: Uncommon names in Poland that caught my eye

Time for the second ‘List Lists’ post in which I look at some of the uncommon names (in other words, those that are outside the top 100) given to Polish babies last year (2016) that caught my eye. 942 more words

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