Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

This is Sagene Kirke (Sagene Church) in Oslo. 

Sagene Kirke, Oslo

Sagene Kirke, Oslo (click for large version)

Sagene Church is located in Oslo, Norway. The church was built in Gothic revival style and it was consecrated in 1891. It was designed by architect Christian Fürst in neo-Gothic style (a renewal of the gothic style) . There are 600 seats  (most of them are probably not taken).

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/

My second entry:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal-2/

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Geometry in Jerusalem

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week: «Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!» So, I chose these photos from two different parts of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

The bridge is called גשר המיתרים (The Strings Bridge), while the graves on the photos is shot at The British War Cemetery (בית הקברות הצבאי הבריטי בירושלים) in Jerusalem. The cemetery is located between הגבעה הצרפתית (The French Hill) and האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on Mount Scopus. By the way: someone told me that the The French Hill has nothing to do with France, but that it’s named after some guy named French.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/weekly-photo-challenge-geometry/

Other bloggers entries: 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is «Foreign» and it’s a perfect theme for me this week: The theme and the timing couldn’t have been better!
A few days ago, my uncle returned from a trip to Japan. Before he went we asked him to bring us some stevia. An easy task? Not necessarily. Because of the language barrier he had some difficulties explaining in the shop what he was actually looking for, but he came back with whatever it is that you see on this photo (which is hopefully Stevia…)

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Silhouette (WPC)

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. 

Tel Aviv Beach Promenade - Namal Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Beach Promenade – Namal Tel Aviv

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

Big Swan (weekly photo challenge)

Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. This one is a pretty big…swan?

The Cock'n'Balls Swan

Genus Cygnus Glans

According to Wikipedia:

«Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants.»

It's unknown what's on this particular swan's diet, but I think I have an idea...

It’s unknown what’s on this particular swan’s diet, but I think I have an idea…

Wikipedia continues:

«Although swans only reach sexual maturity between 4 and 7 years of age, they can form socially monogamous pair bonds from as early as 20 months that last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life.»

I have a feeling that this type of swan is not monogamous...

Is this cock cob monogamous? I have a feeling that it’s not…

More big posts here:

EDIT: Can someone please ask Sara Rosso why my pingback and comments doesn’t appear on the dailypost-site? As you can see above, I’ve already linked to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/weekly-photo-challenge-big/ but there’s no pingback and the comment I wrote there isn’t visible.. (I could have asked her myself if my comments appeared…)

Happy Skateboarding! (wpc)

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVLguwR5o8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sZ-3G-gOaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyAa6Zx2BB4

You can also check out other entries for the Weekly Photo Challenge:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/weekly-photo-challenge-happy/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

I was wondering what happened to the Weekly Photo Challenge last friday: for many of us bloggers it’s the highlight of the week, where we get to see a lot of interesting photos and interpretations of the theme from fellow bloggers. As a social online event the WPC is something that connects bloggers and can often make you discover new blogs that you might wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. It turned out that the new WPC-post was scheduled by Sara Rosso and that it didn’t fire off as planned because of some technical glitch. Finally it’s here and the theme this week is “Mine”.

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