Monday, August 10, 2015

Farewell, Adele

Adele Kling 

Adele Kling has left us, but her sweetness and her enthusiasm keep warming and lighting up her friends' memories.
In beloved memory of a too short friendship, I post here some fragments of the things we have made together.

In 2012, Adele owned for a short time a gallery at New Toulouse, called Vintage Vision. She saw my photo series Found in the Attic and she wanted to host them at her gallery. Here below, a pic of the opening.

Adele was a Flapperette, a member of a vintage ballet team whose shows I had the privilege to follow many times, taking photos of the wonderful work they make. I can't forget the happiness I saw in her eyes while dancing...

... and when the public celebrated her by endless applauses.

Adele has been an active member of the 1920 Berlin community - where I've spent a great time, too - for more than 5 years. In the latest times, she owned there a Photo Studio; she talked to me about it with a lot of pride. Berlin's owner, Jo Yardley, decided to keep the Studio alive, as a place where Adele's friends can keep watching her photos and remembering her activity.
A little, cute memory more: once, Adele posted on her FB page a pic of a wonderful old linoleum floor she had found at her RL home. I loved it, 'cause my passion for Art Deco, and I wanted to replicate it in SL, making a texture of the floor for her. I remember how enthusiast she has been with it!

In the days she passed away, I posted on my Flickr a photo that could be a good homage to Adele: a girl walking on a mysterious road. We don't know where she's going, but we wish she's walking to a happy place. I dedicated this photo, that I love a lot, to the memory of Adele. I'm sure she would have loved it.

(for a better view, check it out on Flickr)

R.I.P., Adele!