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September 2019



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A handful of prompts

Again I missed a handful of prompts, but now I can fill them with pics from our recent trip to Fennoscandinavia.

Wood: A wooden imitation of a Sami lávvu, the traditional tent this people used when moving around. Here, on a small camping site in Northern Sweden, it's used as a conference building, with entrance hall and adjacent kitchen.

Grass: I love the grass with coats on of the tundra region. Cotton grass on Magerøya, Norway.

Flight: Birds in flight in the middle of the night; this is the midnight sun at Lofotes, Norway. Or rather a day or two after the full midnight sun, as it was dipping below the horizon, but just partly and for half an hour or so. I wonder what the birds make of this neverending day and how they adapt to it.

Detail: At the Lofotr Viking museum on Lofotes, Norway; the museum is a reconctrustion of the largest viking longhouses ever found. It's also the most complex and complete reconstruction I've ever seen and just plain awesome. There was a lovingly embroidered wall hanging where I took a detail shot as I found it so cute:

The cat is after the birds... *g*

Sweet: A "cake shop" or something of the kind in Malmö, Sweden; they had the most awesomely decorated cakes on display there. These look to me as if it couldn't get any sweeter.

Wet: somewhere in Sweden on our way home, driving from rainstorm to rainstorm and feeling as if driving trhough a car wash - for hours.

Colourful: in a hostel in Berlevåg in East Finnmark I saw this runner on the common room table. It's handmade and decorated with the flags of all the guest who've visited, a  lovely idea.


Thank you for these. They are gorgeous - even the very wet rain has a kind of beauty. And I love the textiles especially.
Thank you! There were so much more textiles to admire and enjoy; the Sami are big in needle crafts, and there's a lot of beautiful stuff to see in the museums of Sami culture.

Edited at 2017-08-18 02:08 pm (UTC)
What wonderful pictures. I really like the textiles, especially the embroidered wall hanging. And the midnight sun. I would love to see that one day.
Thank you! We were given so many wonderful things to see and to experience on this trip, it's been such a great experience.
Those are all wonderful - I really can't decide which I like best - perhaps 'flight' - but then the detail of the cat and the birds is fascinating - and the cake is so colourful and... no I can't make my mind up!
I feel flattered! :D Thank you!