Yesterday it was the 17th of May, the national day of Norway where we celebrate the constitution. Here’s a few photos from yesterday. If you want to see more photos, I shot many last year. You can also read about the 17th of May in the blog nebraskaenergyobserver.
I was planning to take a lot of photos, but as we arrived downtown it started raining heavily. When we managed to escape the rain we were already soaking wet, so we returned home.
Here’s a draft that I made a couple of weeks ago from a photo walk with some other photo geeks.
«In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that reveals your NEIGHBORHOOD.»
Those of you who follow this blog already know that I’ve been working on a series of posts from my neighborhood called «Gamlebyen: Then & Now». This will be my fourth post and I’ll show some images of a bridge named Geitabru (Goats Bridge). It’s also been known as Oslo Bru and in one of these old photos it’s referred to as Jernbanebroen (The Railway Bridge).
Like the previous one this one’s also from the websites of Oslo City Archives and the original photo was shot in 1900 by an unknown photographer (most likely the same one). You can see the area around Gamlebyen Kirke, with the cemetary on the left and Oslo Hospital og Kirke (Oslo Hospital and Church) on the right.
The current buildings are partly erected on the ruins of the old Franciscan monastery that was established around 1290 at the invitation of Duke Håkon. The adjacent bridge (the medieval Geitabru), is mentioned on several occasions in the Norse sagas and it was linking the western and eastern part of Oslo’s first city street: “Clemens Almenningen.”
Like the previous one this one’s also from the websites of Oslo City Archives. The original photo was shot in 1900 by an unknown photographer. You can see the area around Gamlebyen Kirke, with the cemetary on the left and Oslo Hospital og Kirke (Oslo Hospital and Church) on the right.
The original photos have been published under a Creative Commons License by Oslo Museum (Oslo City Archives).
Went for a photo walk today.
Once there was this guy from Amsterdam named R. C. Voogel who took a photo of a street in my neighborhood. I don’t know who he was, what he was doing there or what he found so interesting about this neighborhood. As you can see from the photo it’s an ordinary neighborhood, where mostly ordinary events are taking place.
“Do you have a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond?”
Three variations on the same theme:
Busy days, so I’ll post this draft that has been waiting to be published:
This has been part 18-21 of my series “Street photos from Israel”. If you have missed out on the previous shots, you’ll find them here:
- Street photo from Israel 01 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photo from Israel 02 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photo from Israel 03 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 04-09 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 10-14 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 15-17 / The People look like flowers at last (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 18-21 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
Here’s a fresh evening shot from Oslo.
As always you can click the image for a larger version.
There was a car fire, so I brought my camera…
This was posted under the category News Photos
Another Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is silhouette. These silhouettes, reflecting in the window, were found at the beach promenade in Tel Aviv during sunset.
Except from that: crazy busy these last says installing Linux on several computers, setting up network, printers etc…Unfortunately I haven’t had time to reply to comments in my blog or visit other blogs, but I’ll be back when the storm settles.
Check out more entries here: dailypost.wordpress.com – weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette
People performing their morning prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.This photo is shot early morning during sunrise where a group of jews perform a prayer called Shacharit. Observant jews pray 3 times a day (women only pray once). The first prayer of the day is called Shacharit and must take place before 1/3 of the day is over. The other two prayers are Mincha in the afternoon (must take place before sunset) and Maariv in the evening/night after sunset.
As always you can click the photo to see a large version. It might look compressed in shitty browsers such as Internet Explorer 8 (this blog’s theme is not supported in older versions of Internet Explorer). If it looks weird just click the photo again and you’ll be able to see a correctly displayed version, but the best solution is to change your browser to Opera, Firefox or Chrome.
There’s a a multi-photo challenge for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week and the theme is “Happy!” What a great way the celebrate the new gallery formats that WordPress just released!
I shot these photos of some skateboarders last Sunday and it makes me happy to see people skateboarding: it makes me remember the feeling of freedom we had when we were teenagers. We used to watch (what now has become) classic old-school skateboard movies on VHS, before we went out and tried to master some of the tricks. Some of our favourite movies were «Santa Cruz: Streets on Fire», «Powell Peralta: Ban This» and «Powell Peralta: Public Domain». There was also a couple of other movies, but I can’t remember the names.
When we started skateboarding it was still a crime to own a skateboard: The government decided to impose a ban because some kids had broken their arms while skateboarding. Remember: Your government always knows what’s best for you (and punishes those that don’t follow their regime).
Well, skateboarding is legalized now and people can perform this sport/activity with the blessings of our beloved rulers. Here’s my recent skateboard photos and I’ve also added a clip from one of the Powell Peralta movies that I mentioned.
If you’re interested in watching more of these movies, you can copy and paste these links:
You can also check out other entries for the Weekly Photo Challenge:
Sharon, this one’s for you:
An organisation called SIAN (Stop Islamization of Norway) held a demonstration in downtown Oslo on Saturday the 29th of September 2012. According to the pamphlets distributed at the event they were demonstrating against the special requirements demanded by muslims in Norway, like:
- New blasphemy laws to to prevent criticism of islam
- Banks for muslims
- The desire the connect sharia with Norwegian laws
- Elderly care centers for muslims only
- Kindergartens for muslims only
- Schools for muslims only
- Muslim food (halal) for muslim prisoners in Norwegian prisons
- Etc, etc.
Rain, rain, rain.
“It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life.”
― Charles Bukowski
These are shot with my old Canon EOS 300D camera. Still can’t get enough?
Here’s more rain:
Give me head till I’m dead!
Photo shot in Grenoble, France with my good, old & trustworthy Canon EOS 300D