Fellow blogger Pooja from Stories from Europe grew up in Nepal, so we've joined forces to write about a city located close to Kathmandu, called Bhaktapur. The individual accounts are about the same city, Bhaktapur, but written from a perspective of 34 years apart. What things had changed? What comparisons can we draw? Let's find… Continue reading First Trip to Nepal
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.
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
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
My Monday walk features Part II of my visit to Helsinki in Finland. There are loads of things one can do there without spending too much money. Exploring on foot is just one.
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
In response to Ailsa's Travel theme - Frame I try to look for a natural frame - or, Something man made that will assist to frame the photograph Or something artificial... and finally, another frame: ( pardon the corny pun/Dad joke!) and a frame I hope to never have...... Something to Ponder About
In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Door." Something to Ponder About
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.
A lingering Look at Windows in Trondheim, Norway Join others here Windows to look through when Pondering About Something
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)
Before technology arrived, the Norwegians spent long winters in darkness, so in order to brighten up the interior of the homes and places of worship, they developed a form of traditional painting that was completely unique. "Rosemaling artists" or Rose painters earned their living traveling through the western fjords of Norway, often times painting in the styles that might have passed out of fashion 100 years hence, in other areas of Europe. (Such was the isolation of some of the valleys in Norway). But this isolation is also the reason we still have them to view today.
Anzac day is a celebration of the commitment and sacrifice of the young men and women who served in battles, under the Australian and New Zealand flag, in years past. As it is a declared public holiday, most of us spend our time making Anzac biscuits, throwing 'snags' on the 'Barbie,' or even attending a… Continue reading Anzac Day in Australia