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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
in response to Cee' FUN Foto Challenge - ARCHITECTURE
Icelandic Churches seem to be a creative outlet for many Icelandic architects. Here are a few noteworthy. I heard once that there was 1 church for every 3 farms back in the day and the reason behind that was taxation. If you owned a church or a church stood on your land you didn't have to pay taxes.
Nearly every church is built in the same style; simple, trim, even austere. And while there are abandoned and tumble-down farm buildings throughout Iceland, I never once saw a church in a state of disrepair. Both church and its cemetery, always walled with stone or fencing, were meticulously maintained.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
in response to SHADOW Shot Sunday
The Zinneke Parade...
...is a biennial parade held in the city of Brussels established with the aim of connecting the many different cultures, communities and districts within Brussels.The organisers of the parade aim to work with a large variety of institutions, schools, cultural centres, organisations and societies.Residents work together with professional artists to create the ideas and prepare the projects which eventually make up the parade. ,
in response to Paula's B&W Sunday - TEXTURE
For this theme you are invited to translate the tactile quality of the surface of an object into an image, and to make it black and white.
Glaumbær , Iceland
Historical farm, Glaumbær was founded in Settlement times. Its current row of wood-fronted turf-walled and turf-roofed dwellings date from 1750 to 1879, and were inhabited up until 1947. With their lop-sided, hobbit-like construction (such as wooden-frame windows set into the grassy walls), the buildings are both charmingly rustic and a powerful reminder of the impoverished lifestyle many people led in Iceland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Cardinal is hosting The Changing Seasons for the second year
The idea is to capture all the changes of one location throughout the year: the seasons, the weather, different times of the day
This year we can choose (or combine) Version 1 or Version 2:
V1 Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery (only new shots)
V2 Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month
I will be presenting downtown Brussels in B&W in V1
these photos were taken during two weekends in the second half of May
nicer weather, lot of outside activities
our Manneken Pis getting a treat
(against caged rabbits)
traditional Brussels Jazz Marathon
Friday, May 20, 2016
in response to SKYwatch Friday
The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. They are small, at times pony-sized, long-lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.
The only breed of horse in Iceland, they are also popular internationally, and sizable populations exist in Europe and North America. The breed is still used for traditional sheepherding work in its native country, as well as for leisure, showing, and racing.
Developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries, the breed is mentioned in literature and historical records throughout Icelandic history; the first reference to a named horse appears in the 12th century.
In the 1780s, much of the breed was wiped out in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption at Laki.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
in response to CCY Challenge - LANDSCAPES
You can see houses and people that give you perspective so that when your eyes travel up, your brain does the math and gets impressed.
along eastern fjords
Jökulsárlón, glacial lagoon