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Camera 186: Handed over in Bali after travelling from Glasgow, Scotland and travelled to Bali then Kuala Lumpur, back to the UK, and then on to Germany.

  • Nov 16th, 2009 found by Phil M.

    Location: Cologne, Germany

    Travelled on to Cologne with Phil.

    Phil M. says :

    I was given camera 186 in Frankfurt by my old friend Arne, but at first passed it on to our friend Fici, who took a picture of us with Balkan punk band Kultur Shock, who happened to be visiting Frankfurt (they were awesome). Fici handed the camera back to me and I took it to Cologne.

    In Cologne, I tried NOT to take the standard picture of the cathedral, but rather have the cathedral as a backdrop for the shoddy tram I was riding in. Let’s see how that worked; the flash came on unintentionally.

    My intention to take only a single picture went when, serendipitously, a students’ demonstration passed by my office on the same day. Several thousand students demonstrated in Cologne against having to pay fees for education and the persistent inequalities in the German education system (one of the slogans reads “rich parents for all”), as well as against the screwed-up implementation of the Bologna Process.

    I then passed camera 186 to my friend Paul, who lives in Paris. For all I know, the camera may be on its way to Africa now.

  • Nov 15th, 2009 found by Fici

    Location: Frankfurt, Germany

    Taken to Frankfurt, and then passed on to Phil going to Cologne

  • Nov 14th, 2009 found by Arne B.

    Location: Kassel, Germany

    Found in Kassel, and passed on to a friend going to Frankfurt.

    Arne B. says :

    I recieved camera #186 from my sister, sadly me and my roommates were moving to another flat, so it stayed in a box for quite a time. Having recovered it, I took a picture in a forest near Kassel, an passed it on to my friend Fici when being to Frankfurt for the weekend. Later that evening he passed it on to our friend Phil, who lives in Cologne

  • Sep 20th, 2009 found by Anika B.

    Location: Kassel-Calden, Germany

    Received in Kassel-Calden, Germany and handed over again.

    Anika B. says :

    I have received camera 186 from my colleague and friend Carolin. On 20.09.09 I took a picture in Kassel/Calden in Germany and then passed it on to my brother Arne (see photo).

  • Sep 8th, 2009 found by Carolin R.

    Location: Bournemouth, England

    Taken to Bournemouth with Carolin, and then passed on to Anika.

    Carolin R. says :

    I spent the last bank holiday weekend with my old school friend Matthias who lives in London. After he had given me camera 186 on our walk on 29 August 2009, I took it home with me to Bournemouth.
    There it spent a few days in my wardrobe, resting. On 05 September 2009 Camera 186 made its way to Bournemouth beach and Boscombe Pier, where I passed it on to my work colleague Anika. Anika is due to fly to Germany soon. Maybe she’ll take camera 186 with her…?

  • Sep 2nd, 2009 found by Matthias R

    Location: England

    Taken from London to the Ivanhoe Beacon by Matthias.

    Matthias R says :

    I was given camera 186 by my old friend Erin in the courtyard of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. I used to release books into the wild (, so I love the idea behind the disposable memory project. Camera 186 accompanied me on a walk on the Ridgeway (England) with 36 others yesterday and I passed it on to my school friend Carolin on top of Ivanhoe Beacon.

  • Aug 31st, 2009 found by Erin P.

    Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

    Taken to London with Erin, and then handed over to Matthias.

    Erin P. says :

    I passed on camera 186 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to my high school classmate Matthias. Can’t wait to hear where it goes next!

  • Aug 29th, 2009 found by Zev

    Location: Barcelona, Spain

    Handed over again in Barcelona, and now on its way to Vancouver.

    Zev says :

    I was doing a crap job of taking photographs, so when I went to Barcelona, I dropped Camera 186 off with my friend Erin, who is heading on a tour of scenic Vancouver Island, Canada.

    I’m in New England, USA, hoping to stop by a dollar store and pick up some disposable cameras to start new projects soon.

  • Aug 9th, 2009 found by Zev

    Location: Malaysia

    Travelled to Kuala Lumpur

    Zev says :

    Camera 186 has left Bali with me. Sadly, a strike prevented me from traveling to West Bali as scheduled, so the only shot I could take there was of the waves from the airport departure lounge. Now, Camera 186 and I are in Kuala Lumpur, where I’ll try to take a few shots before either passing it on or bringing it home with me to Barcelona.

  • Jul 28th, 2009 found by David C.

    Location: Bali

    Handed over in Bali

    David C. says :

    I’ve just passed on the second of Jon’s cameras to my housemate Zev. He’s working up in rural West Bali for the next few days, so there should be some good pictures from up there. He’s also a bit of a jetsetter, with an itinerary taking in Kuala Lumpur, London, Barcelona (his current home) over the next fortnight, plus he’s mentioned a couple of trips to the states and the Czech republic over the coming months. Should be a good one. I’ve attached a shot of Zev receiving his new camera.

  • Jul 28th, 2009 found by Zev

    Location: 186

    Handed over to Zev

  • Jun 17th, 2009 released by Jon C.

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Created in Glasgow by Jon C. and handed over to David C.

Camera Data

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~0 miles
Countries Visited
Germany England Spain Malaysia Bali 186 Scotland

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