CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient and Modern

East of Malaga has set us the following photo challenge for this month. It includes mention of two blogs I have visited this past month.

The Viking Queen


Anyway, for this month’s challenge, if I were to I say “Ancient and Modern” – what would you think of?  Would it be hymns, languages, history, art, the Olympics or maybe architecture?  Within one photograph, I want you to show me your interpretation of Ancient and Modern.


The first and last photos are taken in Denmark, and the middle photo is Aalesund, in Norway. The grating of the modern skscrapers, against the old world buildings, and crane against the immaculate Art Nouveau architecture is stark. It must be a challenge for Town planners and compulsive aesthetic lovers to reconcile the modern cities’ needs with their historic past. Modern architecture is quite intrusive due to its height and size. Yet, it is progress and it is modern society.

If you wish to join in with the challenge, each month, you will find more info here:

http://eastofmalaga.net/conejo-blanco/IMG_7859a IMG_8342 Den Gamle By


In accordance with the challenge I am mentioning two blogs here:

The Viking Queen


I hope you can ponder about their posts today.



About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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6 Responses to CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient and Modern

  1. Marianne says:

    You know – they blend very well together – the older and more modern buildings. Great photos – well done!

    Thanks for the links to two blogs – I’ll HOP over there, right away 🙂


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  3. Sonel says:

    Such beautiful buildings. I love it. Great shots! 😀


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