It’s back to work after a few days off and unfortunately not all of us have interesting jobs like Otto… I just wanted to quickly tip you about an article in a Norwegian newspaper called VG. The photos are taken by Otto Von Münchow.
Travel article from Cuba: http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=10116415
Otto’s blog: http://munchow.wordpress.com
All of these photos, except the one with a view from the hill over a city, are taken in Grenoble. I don’t remember the name of the other city, but it’s right next to Grenoble.
We had some friends that lived in Grenoble, so we went there to visit them a couple of times, but a few days ago they moved to a country far, far, away. Hopefully we can visit them there some day!
Played around with this photo I shot in Reykjavík.
The Lutheran Cathedral was built 1788-1796 enlarged and renovated around 1847. At the time of its inauguration 1796, all inhabitants of Reykjavik found room in the building.
There has been a church on this site since around 1200 AD. The sand for the masonry was imported from Denmark as if there were no sand to be found in Iceland. It was in this church that Iceland’s national anthem was first sung in 1874.
Sunnysphotoart wrote a comment in one of my recent posts where she mentioned that she was going to Oslo. This was a great opportunity to meet, so we wrote a couple of emails and met up in Oslo. She’s been here many times before, so she basically knew all the major downtown attractions, but still we went for a walk and talk downtown where I shared some of the history I know about the different sites and attractions. Here’s a few photos from our walk:
Thanks for a nice walk Sunny!
I’ve posted a lot of photos from Portugal lately and there’s still more to come, but to break up the posts a little bit and to keep some sort of variation in the blog: here’s some photos from Norway! Some of you might have seen my previous posts about the Stave Churches located in Valdres, or the post about the Ancient Grinding Mills? If you haven’t read them, you can find them all under the category Stave Churches.
Here’s another couple of photos from that same area that I felt like sharing. On the photos you can see the mountain range Jotunheimen as well as the mountains Grindafjellet and Syndin, while you catch up on your Norse Mythology.
Often the inside of something is even more interesting than the outside. – Sara Rosso
Here’s some pictures that represents “inside”, plus a bunch that I just throw in for fun. All these photos were shot between December 2004 – December 2005 when I spent 9 months traveling around in India on my Bullet 350 motorcycle. Most of the time was spent in in Delhi & Rishikesh, plus 3 months were I settled in a village in Nepal.
Mr. Frizz over at Flickrcomments.wordpress.com asked if anyone had a story or a short reflection to share, tagged with the letter “B”. It made me think of this story that unfolded on a sandy beach in India sometime around December/January 2004/05. This is a true story of a bar, a beautiful woman in a bikini and two written notes – one of which is directly related to the other.
Recently I posted two photos from a trip we had to Mallorca in 2010 and as I was sifting through my photos, I came across these from The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.
I googled The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and found that it has an interesting history as well as architecture. Apparently the great Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi was involved in the building of this Cathedral too. I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona to check out his famous architecture there. Maybe someday…
The challenge for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “Sun”.
We’ve done sunset before, but what about when the sun, in its full glory, is the feature of your photo? Here’s a picture of a Roman alleyway, and the sun transforms this normal scene into something magical with its rays.
To me playing with lights & shadows is an integral part of photographing and in my opinion you’ll find the best natural light during sunrise & sunset. Don’t get me wrong: this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to shoot some nice photos during broad daylight. Remember to keep your camera with you & keep your eyes open for that next shot.
As we arrived Grenoble from Paris with our rented car, I couldn’t help to notice the fun fair – or the Tivoli as it’s also called. Immediately I decided that I would go there one evening to take some pictures. So we brought our friend and the camera and headed over: All the coloured lights against the dark backdrop was an excellent opportunity to shoot some photos!
Check out the other photos from the fun fair – the Tivoli in this gallery: (more…)
When we went to visit our dear friends in Grenoble this Easter/Pesach/Days-off-work, and I promised you that I would keep you updated with some photos from Grenoble. I’ve already posted two in a post called Evening in Grenoble, and today I felt that the time was right to post another photo: this one slightly more photoshopped than the other two
Here’s one of Grenoble’s many fountains – one of countless charming features to this charming city.
(Needless to say, but as always you can click the image for larger version).
Any feedback (positive/negative) or questions is highly appreciated.
- Evening in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Emploi (movingtogrenoble.wordpress.com)
- Chateau d’eau, place Grenette, Grenoble. (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- At the fun fair – the Tivoli in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary Fight (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains has led to the city being known as the “Capital of the Alps.” (source: Wikipedia)
I promised you that I would translate this into English and here it is: This is a travel article I wrote for a newspaper several years ago, concerning daily life in a small village just outside Pokhara Lakeside, Nepal.
Pokhara – that’s where I’m located between sunrise and sunset these days. Where I’m at during the hours that we refer to as sleep, is somewhat unclear. I assume that I’m sleeping in the little stone house that I rent outside the city and outside the tourist area. But, as they say in Spanish:
Pregunta a las Mariposas (go and ask the butterflies).
Shooting from the hip means taking a risk, as it is unpredictable, yet it can yield good results and I’m quite pleased with this particular photo.
Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
We have come to your village, to rape and pillage.
- International Monetary Fund
- Impressions from the photo and travel exhibition 2012 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
The title pretty much explains everything: Kids playing football in Jerusalem.
I don’t know if there’s anything more to say about this photo…?
Random photo blogs by talented people:
- Notre Dame Paris Benjamin Becker (photobotos.com)
- A River Far Away and Long Ago (jonabering.wordpress.com)
- Ballet Dancers (debochak.wordpress.com)
- Lost (robertsantafede.wordpress.com)
- Voigtlander Brillant (yanivberman.com)
- copyright signature by brush tool (rickdiffleyphotography.com)
- Come on my little men (pixieprodigy.wordpress.com)
- The creator has strangled me (gmbakash.wordpress.com)
- Blessing in disguise (munchow.wordpress.com)
- Setting suns (photolord.com)
- Week 8 (mikehardisty.wordpress.com)
Do you know any creative / inspirational /artistic photo-blogs?
Please leave a link in the comment field.
For this weeks Photo Challenge, WordPress writes:
“Indulge. When we think of the word indulge, food often comes to mind, but indulging isn’t always about food. You can indulge in moments, feelings, emotions, places, and more! It can be a private moment rocking on a hammock, watching a movie on a work day, eating that second piece of chocolate cake, reliving a memory, fantasizing about the future, or treating or pampering yourself.”
This article contains a review of Prinspóló’s first concert in Oslo, plus some photos & some movie/sound clips.
For those of you who follow the blog, you’ve already know (from my last blog post) that we just visited “the last unknown frontier in Europe to have been discovered & settled by man, this was the land known to the Greeks as Ultima Thule, a place beyond the borders of the known world, where it was said land, air & water all converged.”
We’re on our honeymoon, we got married 5 years ago but had to save up money before going on this trip. Today is also my birthday and what better place to celebrate than here? So, where are we?
The theme for WordPress’ weekly photo challenge this week is “Simple”.
That made me think of this photo I took when I lived in a small village in Nepal. The local farmers were busy planting rice in order to take advantage of all the water that pours down during rainy season.
Here’s my Nepalese neighbors busy on the rice paddies: their method & tools are simple, eco-friendly, brilliant & ancient.
Other bloggers interpretations:
Tel Aviv promenade (known in Hebrew as Ha Tayelet) is a promenade that runs along the Mediterranean seashore in Tel Aviv, Israel. During the time around World War II the all the piss & shit from the city was poured directly into the sea, so bathing was prohibited (and disgusting) and the beach was neglected. At that time you could also find many gambling joints & brothels along the promenade.
If everyone on Earth should have the same consumption as an average citizen of Libya, we would need 1.8 planets to live on (if you compare to Norway the figure is 2.3, USA 5 Source: Globalis.no – 01.01.2012)
I’ll present you this recipe for libyan soup, but first some background information. (more…)
This guy (who probably wants to remain anonymous) is clearly waiting for the impact (get ready to crash & freeze!). Unfortunately the focus on the image is on the background, but sometimes that’s the price to pay when you’re using auto-focus…