When I read (like 30 minutes ago) that this week’s theme is ‘Grand’, I got super-excited. Why, you may ask. Weeelllll, I recently visited Paris and I’m more than keen to share some of the images from there.
I started to ponder about the angle I was going to use. Art, buildings, general feeling…Then it hit me. I’d go the literal route. So here it is…
A grand staircase at the Petit Palais:
Beautiful, isn’t it? If you are interested in the other interpretations, click HERE.
On my trip to Lapland I visited my childhood home. My grandparents were moved out of there couple of years back, my uncle bought the place and now it sort of sits there empty. Which is a shame. You can imagine how well I dealt with the visit emotionally.
(The emotional infant that I am).
Cross-section of weathered wood. Right the next to the house. There’s a group of birch trees and they used to surround this kind of swing. It was torn down when I was kid but I still have good memories of it. (Mainly of reading and avoiding the calls to do chores).
This is the barn. If you turned your head to 2 o’clock, you would see the main house. This building used to be red but has faded over the years. When I was kid, my sandbox, well a sandpile, was by this wall. The ground’s border runs just behind this barn and if you did full 180 degree turn, you’d see a building from 1880′s where my grandfather was born. That and rest of the buildings on that side used to belong to my great-uncle and when his widow passed away, their children sold the whole lot. To a doctor. Who then built a fence through the peninsula where our and their sides sit.
I’ve said it before and I say it now: I’m not so good with change. No, a correction, I’m not so good with some changes.
I tried to continue the challenge in Lapland but I just couldn’t keep it up. Then I decided to abandon the whole project because I didn’t see the point as I had missed tons of days. But last night I thought, why not continue? Its point WAS to develop my own perception about myself and that’s always admirable goal, right?
Few days ago I managed to snag, via timebank, a gym card to a very nice gym for a month, so I decided to do a One Woman’s 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Last night I took my camera with me and snapped a picture of myself in the changing room:
Yup. That’s my butt.
Thrifty Finn- Being her usual self. Oh, and I have two Twitter-accounts, @thriftyfinn and @AdNiina. Feel free to follow me
I haven’t taken part in a photo challenge for ages and thought it was about a time. However, my still missing camera cable still hasn’t turned up so my plans got kinda busted right there.
No worries though. My godfather is a keen amateur photographer and he has tons of beautiful photos, just begging to be shared. These pics are from his fishing trip on last May (?) to Finland-Norway border.
(I apologize in advance for the overuse of vignette-filter on Pixlr. My bad.)
You certainly have privacy and peace and quiet up there.
Apparently that man is a bonafide reindeer farmer. They exist!
I love the smell of campfire. And last but not least, a slightly artsy shot:
My godfather has tons of pictures he has taken on his hunting and fishing trips, not to mention the shots taken at his summer cabin. I already suggested that he should start his own photo blog but a little couragement wouldn’t go amiss So, tell your opinion in the comments and I’ll be sure to pass them on. (Naturally I already advertised WordPress as the superior blogging platform :D).