After spending a beautiful day with my daughter, sister and a friend on the polo field last Thursday playing in a girls’ tournament, I rushed home to take a shower and grab my suitcase. A mad dash to the airport ensued so I could catch the evening flight to New York City. That’s where I was headed to work on a fun project over a quick weekend stay (which I’ll spill about soon).
Discovering New Places
I had the best time there during this quick-as-lightening trip. One reason is that I got to discover some new places, such as Brooklyn, which I don’t get to visit as often as I’d like. My beautiful five-month-old Canon camera was constantly in hand.
Sadly, as I slept on the plane returning to Argentina someone went into my carry-on bag, which was stored in the overhead bin of the plane, and took the camera. The thief even nabbed the chocolate bunnies and eggs I had bought for my kids for our family Easter egg hunt. Can you believe it?
Material things can almost always be replaced. What can’t be replaced are the photos I had stored on the camera. A few of them I had, thankfully, already transferred via the camera’s WiFi to my phone, a function that I highly valued in the Canon. It allowed me to immediately share beautiful-quality pictures. Another reason it was such a great camera was its rather small size. I could many times fit it in my purse, depending on the lens that I had attached.
So, a trip that was supposed to be happy and easy had a very sour end last night, I am sad to say.
Advice: lock your carry-on bag. At least you will be putting some type of barrier in place for a potential thief on a plane.
Images From my Lost Canon
Here there are some of the images I made in Brooklyn before my Canon disappeared:
I am so sorry to hear. That is awful–on Easter nonetheless!! Thanks for sharing as now I will have my camera on me or under my ?.
Delfina, which camera do you use?
canon 5D mark IV
Q fea la sensación cuando nos roban. Lamento tu pérdida, divinas fotos . Un gusto leerte siempre.
I hope you get your pictures back! I hope you get it all back, the pictures and the camera.
*Ladrón y Amigo/a de lo ajeno: Es posible devolverle la cámara a Delfina. Te juro que es más lo que ganás que lo que perdés, así no te parezca. Te vas a sentir mejor a la larga. La buena onda atrae buena onda, y la mala pues mala (como un bumerang). Suena demasiado simple y casi inocente, pero mira cualquier texto de sabiduría (Biblia, etc.) y verás que eso dice: Arrepentirse es bueno. Devolvéle la cámara y las fotos.
Ojalá que la persona que te se la llevó recapacite y te devuelva todo, la cámara y las fotos. La gente puede recapacitar y cambiar de opinión y devolverte las cosas. A mi me han robado, a mis papás les han robado y la sensación de impotencia y desilisión no es poca. Lo siento mucho. Mucho ánimo. Verás que vendrán cosas lindas para vos.
Querida Delfi. Yo que vos pido a la compañía que te diga quienes viajaban cerca tuyo y casi seguro tienen cámaras que graban el movimiento de los pasajeros por seguridad. Hacelo y capaz la recuperas. Un abrazo y me encanta el blog solo que a veces no tengo tiempo de leer lo que escribís. Un abrazo. Gloria
Hola Gloria linda!! gracias, pero desafortunadamente no tienen cámaras dentro de los vuelos, cosa que es rara… ya que los americanos tienden a mirar x todos lados.. pero bueno. Cosas que pasan.. espero que no siga sucediendo! Besos y gracias por tus palabras cariñosas siempre!!
So sorry you had to endure this, Delfi. It’s beyond me why anyone would take things that don’t belong to them.
The pictures you posted are beautiful. Can’t wait to hear about your adventure.
Big hugs, Delfi !!
No te puedo creer q la llevabas con vos. Crei q la habías despachado. Que bronca da..
jamas despacho la camara!! por miedo a que se me rompa o roben… que ironia hahah!
so sorry. that is just so wrong. I can not believe it happened . It is such a violation. perhaps this person will have a change of heart upon learning whose camera was stolen.
i don’t think so.. I just hope that the airline takes some sort of measure, and at least makes the trips safer. Sadly it is not uncommon that these things happen. 🙁
So sorry to hear your camera was stolen. And sad you had to experience that Easter weekend. The pictures you took are amazing. I’m glad you got to visit Brooklyn. I live on Long Island but I was born in Brooklyn…we moved to the Island when I was 7. I loved living there. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful things in your life and even the bad because now I will make sure I lock my carry on bag when I travel. ?❤
That is unbelievable and scary…I am so sorry that happened to you!
it is!! awful feeling
Thank you for the timely reminder about securing our belongings on flights! While I was reading your lovely newsletter I was reminded of the numerous long haul flights I have been on (in first, business, or economy) where I slept an easy 7-8 hours and my carryon (with purse) could have been accessed by anyone. I guess you always think the flight crew will be your eyes, but we have to be proactive. I’m so sorry you lost your photos and the instrument for your beautiful art! You have a great eye! Thank you for sharing it with us!!
Your pics are beautiful! Makes me miss NYC and Brooklyn…our favorite place to visit. Our family traveled to Europe for vacation a couple years ago and while at the Nice airport, someone took my cell phone with all of our vacation pics. It was so sad and the only ones saved were the ones I had posted on Facebook. Definitely a lesson on guarding my stuff. I’m so sorry that happened to you, but so glad that a few were saved. We hope to see you at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields this summer!
Thank you! I hope this serves as awareness..
please do stop and say hello in SB
A shame that people think they can take what is not theirs. That must have felt terrible for you.
What locking bag do you use now ? I rarely check in my suitcase except on international flights.
All the best,