Architecture, History & Traditions

Photo101 – Glass Day 17

Even through glass the view is stunning.

Kviknes HotelMy 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….

Viking stave Church
Balestrand

A church with a view is something to ponder about….

Community

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.  balestrandThis lady looks like a giant in front of toy town… Austria

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Amazing Aalesund, Norway

Amazing Ålesund, Norway

Natural scale is something to ponder about when travelling.

Community, History & Traditions

Photo101 – Connect

How best to portray the word Connect in images?

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The residents of Christiania, in Denmark, connect, ‘because they all shall go the same way’; they want to live outside the system and follow the same path.

IMG_0107 (Small)Some other ways to Connect, is via the rather old fashioned way of post!

IMG_0106 (Small) Blogging is a way of connecting too…. I met Scrapydotwo when I visited New Zealand, we connected and felt a special kinship.

The heart is a fun photographic technique where we slowed the shutter speed of the SLR camera right down to almost connect a heart.

rocketmailboxA rather unusual way to Connect through the mail!

Photo 101 is pondering connections today

Sønder Felding Denmark
Community, Danmark

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 I’ll roam.

I don’t know the new residents, they were out when I called.,

It’s the history, what went before, that has me enthralled.

I am ‘of ‘ this place, and it is so much ‘of ‘ me,

this continuing story of my family tree.

Home – Something to Ponder About

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Danmark, History & Traditions

Photo 101 – Bliss, captions and Solitude -Rule of thirds

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There’s a new photographic challenge on the WordPress Blogging University, explore the tag photo101 to find out more. This photo addresses four days beautifully. This photo was taken way before the photo challenge existed and it seems I followed the rule of thirds.

For me, most of Denmark and lots of Scandinavia is embodied in the word “Bliss”  and scenes like this encapsulate the atmosphere I feel in the Danish countryside.

This is the place where my great grandfather was born. There is a salmon ladder here and the red building is a water mill that dates back to a time in the nineteenth century when a ‘fabrik’ or cloth factory was located here. The factory was run by the Larsens and made uniforms for Danish soldiers battling their southern neighbours!

Those days are long gone and the factory building is now a teacher’s convention centre, and the grounds are used for picnics and recreation. I think great grandfather and his family would find some bliss here!

Day 2 – Street and Establishment Shots

Day 3 Water Orientation

Day 4 Bliss

Day 5 Solitude and Rule of Thirds

Something to Ponder About