Paris, France

In between we where attending to the It’s Art Master Classes at the National Library a couple of years ago, we had a stroll through the Parc de Bercy and along the river Seine.

Maybe not the expected photos from this city with so many tourist attractions, but nevertheless you shouldn’t overlook the hidden gems hiding in plain sight.

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Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain

As with most very old buildings, they have changed during the years mostly because of the rulers that would like to have their personal touch on it. “Mezquita de Córdoba” has expanded four times until it reached 24 000 m² and in the 1600th century they inserted a Renaissance Cathedral in the middle.

Even though the building is huge, it’s not easy to spot from a distance as only the bell tower and the Cathedral is quickly recognized over the surrounding buildings, which can make you believe it’s just another church.

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Borgund Stavkirke (Stave Church), Norway

The Borgund Stave Church is one of the most known and popular stave churches in Norway and it’s a so-called triple nave church. The church was built around 1180, and it’s one of the best preserved of the remaining ones.

On a side note, the Gustav Adolf Stave Church in Hahnenklee, Germany, was built in 1908 with the Borgund Stave Church in mind (means its similar but not a replica). In United States there is a replica in Rapid City, South Dakota, and on Washington Island, Wisconsin.

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Sunrise over Langsjøen

The morning a couple of days after the previous post HERE, we woke to a beautiful sunrise, and my wife raced out to take some shots before the moment was over. Its amazing to see how the nature has its own canvas to paint on.

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A Melancholy Day

Think about a place where you can connect with nature through silence, through beauty and introspection. Think about a place and time where the very end of Autumn meets  the very beginning of a long winter. Think of a time, tinted in black, white and gray, where there is just you and that companion feeling you tried to hide underneath your skin instead of indulging in it…

~ Melancholy. ~ It calls for you right here, in this collection of photographs we took in Hedmark a week ago.

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Ronda, Spain

When we made our road trip trough Southern Spain last winter, we didn’t plan it very carefully, but Ronda was one of the places that was a sure stop along the way. It was also one of those places we was really eager to make a blog post about, but somehow it has taken us many months to come to this point that its ready.

Ronda is famous for the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain (Plaza de Toros de Ronda), witch is actually open to the public. The other tings are the three bridges and the 100 meter deep canyon that is cutting the city into two halves. There are several ways to get down to the water level in the bottom of the canyon.

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Hopperstad Stavkirke (Stave Church), Norway

The Hopperstad Stavkirke is one of the oldest Stave Churches still standing, believed to be built about year 1130. The church was mostly unchanged until the 17th century when among others the nave was lengthened and a bell tower was added. In the end of the 19th century it was redesigned into “Borgund style”.

On a side note, there is a full scale replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church in Hjemkomst Center (Homecoming Center) in Minnesota, USA. Built as a reminder of all the Norwegians who emigrated to the Midwest area in the 19th century. The replica is one of very few remaining Stave Churches outside Norway.

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