Category Archives: Scandinavia

Invisible Murder – Book Review

With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading.   Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Hardangerfjord

Guessing location based on a single photograph isn’t easy, but a challenge is fun, and along the way we learn about various places.
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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Sweden

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object, on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where the following mystery photo was taken, or what it is. If … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past. Norway – Værnes Church c 1085

Where can you find a church that has a building purpose-built to house one’s weapons when attending church?  Where can you find Viking architecture still in regular use and see frescoes from the end of the first millennium? – By … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Outdoors

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you will too. Continue reading

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Photo101 – Glass Day 17

Even through glass the view is stunning. My contribution to the world through glass. Can’t find a better view than this one…. Below photo in a stave church…I think it would be impossible to pay attention to the priest…. A … Continue reading

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Travel theme – Spring

Where’s My Backpack has a travel themed photographic challenge – titled “Spring” – but at home it is still summer, and heading (hopefully) towards the cooler autumnal soon! My photo comes from Sandane, Norway, last Spring. I hear Norwegians and … Continue reading

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Photop101 – Day Fourteen: Scale and Observation

I used a natural scale to emphasize ( and not exagerrate), size. Where trolls live…. has to be Norway. Note the size of the barn in the lower centre of the photograph, compared to the Mountains. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find there is profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more Proverbial thursdfly sml 3932deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you will too. Continue reading

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PHOTO101 – Day Eleven: A Pop of Color

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Norway provides many opportunities for a pop of colour! Day Eleven in the photo101 challenge Continue reading

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What a Happy Interactive Wall Tells Us WPC

In Denmark last year, a wall spoke to the world, and the world spoke on the wall!

2000 wooden boards were used to create an interesting visual barrier, around a construction zone, in the center of the city. The purpose was to create an interactive pixel screen that could be personalized, by each member of the public, in an artistic way. Continue reading

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Photo101 – Connect

How best to portray the word Connect in images? Continue reading

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Photo 101 – Home, Homeland, Hjem

Home, Hjem, Homeland It’s not my home,  yet I would call it mine. I am not the owner, yet family lived there some time. I’ve never been inside this ancestral home, It’s my essence, my roots, and in my dreams … Continue reading

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