Pere Lachaise, the beauty of the French cemetery

In 2016 we have been in Paris for IAM Masterclasses, 3 days of CG Art (computer graphics) workshops (Isis is a professional digital art illustrator and Ove enjoyed the opportunity for a trip). We stayed a few extra days and of course, we had to visit Pere Lachaise cemetery. We brought a DSLR and a compact camera and with them we captured many of the beautiful, astounding sculptures and pantheons at one of the most beautiful cemeteries we have ever visited.

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Little cemetery angels

When on a short early Autumn trip hunting for Stave Churches here in Norway, we discovered some enchanting small details present on a few cemeteries. These are very small (enough to fit on the palm of your hand) angel statues adorning a few modern graves. In other words, you won’t find them everywhere – at least, that’s how it was back in August this year.

These little fellas are very alluring, evoking good feelings when we come closer to observe them. Their expressions and pose are quite vivid. Perhaps they come to life on Halloween nights? They are literally the children of the graves.

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Autumn over Tyin, Norway

Tyin is a lake at slightly above 1000 meters over sea level in Oppland county in Norway. The lake and the area is a part of Jotunheimen National Park. We where there in the middle of September as a part of our road trip.

The first couple of photos are from the road leading up to the lake.

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Kaupanger stavkirke (Stave Church), Norway

Kaupanger Stave Church is located not too far from Urnes Stave Church, only little bit further out and on the other side of the Sognefjord. The church is dated back to about 1140, and has gone through several restoration projects and alterations. Of the remaining stave churches, Kaupanger is the longest and the nave has 22 staves, 8 on each of the longer sides, 3 on each of the shorter and the elevated chancel has 4.

This is the third post about Norwegian Stave Churches.

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Snow has arrived in Norway

Just a quick and unscheduled post this time as the photos was taken in the middle of the day yesterday while we where driving from Langvatnet over to Gerianger. Photos from Geiranger and more will come later.

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Generalife (Alhambra), Granada – Spain

The Palacio de Generalife sits across the ravine from Alhambra, and was earlier connected with a walkway. Generalife was built in the 13th century as a summer palace and has been redesigned and rebuilt several times through the years.

As promised in the posts about Alhambra, here are our photos from Generalife. Visiting the gardens in February may not justify the full beauty the garden in full bloom though.

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Erosiones de Bolnuevo, Bolnuevo – Spain

This eroded sandstone formations has many names like “Gredas de Bolnuevo” and also “Ciudad Encantada” besides the official “Erosiones de Bolnuevo” and sits at the end of the 1600 meters long Playa de Bolnuevo (Bolnuevo  Beach) in Bolnuevo, Murcia, Spain. The beach reaches all the way to the neighbor village of Puerto de Mazarrón to the east.

The sandstone formation has been eroded by water and wind for thousands of years and in the clay there is an abundance of micro fossils dating back to the Pliocene period 4.5 million years ago.

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