A Little Polish Never Goes Astray

I took a walk through a small village in Poland, high up in the Tathra range near the Slovakian border. Come join me in Zakopane.

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Værnes Church, Norway c 1085

Nidaros Cathedral One attraction that everyone comes to see in Trondheim, Norway, is Nidaros Cathedral and yet it is the nearby Værnes church in Storjdal that, for me, holds more fascination, at least in a historical sense. Not only does the Værnes Church have a purpose-built 'Weapons House,' that dates back to Viking times, but  … Continue reading Værnes Church, Norway c 1085

Living History at Røros

Røros World Heritage Site - The Church Røros Church in Norway – its reputation preceded it and my only chance to visit was offered to me when I was in Trondheim, Norway. Of course, I leapt at the chance. Walking through a living World Heritage Site, is not something one gets to do every day. … Continue reading Living History at Røros

A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Ornate." A visual feast for the eyes? Some may say it is overworked, a sensory overload, yet in historic or religious terms, one can see that the designers wanted to transform material objects, into something ornate in such a way  as to exemplify glory, or divinity, … Continue reading A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street

Mobile photography has really taken off into the stratosphere. Amateur photographers now rely on the phone camera to take all their photos, and "fix" the more obvious photographic mistakes, making a more professional -looking end product. The phone is portable and lightweight and always readily accessible. Sadly, my DSLR sits forlorn on the shelves - a victim of lack of portability and versatility, relegated such as it is, to occasional outings to scenic destinations. A bit like an old relative one visits every few months, more out of duty than desire. I do wonder where/how this will evolve in a decade or so.

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)

As it happens, Sally at Lens and Pens also picked an architectural subject for this week's phoneography Black and White theme. And with a lot of contrast, architecture is often the perfect subject in monochrome. This group of buildings spans three decades, eighties, nineties and noughties with a brighter foreground of more recent years. Modern … Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)