On the street. Camel-colored Anorak, Kamppi, Helsinki.

On the street. Camel-colored Anorak

Bus stops are great. You can watch people unnoticed without needing to stare. This girl had an oversized camel-colored anorak combined with black leggings and ballerinas. So simple as that, but it gave my mind a tour to other images. The anorak was old and has apparently belonged to her father or grandfather. It was a typical cross-country skiing outfit from 50 to 60 s.

I also remember that Tintin and captain Haddock had similar anoraks in Hergé's cartoon album Tintin in Tibet. I always thought how in earth they had gone to so severe conditions as in Himalayan mountains in such a light clothing. We have similar snowfalls here in Finland and I assure you that an anorak is a joke in a weather like that. What was Hergé thinking?

I can easily imagine that this anorak is among her favorite clothes. With the history many items just feel special.


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