Acceptable female objects or are statues the only acceptable form of females? Silent and never changing? Thoughts?
My dear readers, I have very exciting announcement for you…
My knees are finally fixed! I just got home two days ago from my sister’s, where I spent few days after my left knee operation. I don’t know enough words in English language to describe the relief I feel right now. Is it possible that my life around knees and emergency room visits and ambulances is over?
It’s very possible, ladies and gentlemen. Very possible indeed.
I decided to combine these fabulous news with this week’s Photo Challenge: Beginning, because this really is a new beginning for me. Granted, it’s going to take many weeks before I can walk normally, but the doctor said that it would be possible to go skiing this spring already. How exciting compared to my old life where even walking constituted a huge, personal risk for me.
The picture above was taken on a bridge over Canal St.Martin in Paris. You know, where Amelié used to hang out in the movie? I think it makes these photos very proper for the challenge and to illustrate my new life.
Hope you enjoyed and if you are interested in the other interpretations, you can find them HERE.
Thrifty Finn- In a very good mood
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.
Thrifty Finn- Ooh la laa
Hi, peeps! Long time no see! So many things have happened and I’m not even going to try catch up on them in one blog post but let me tell you, things are looking good for Thrifty Finn. To get my blogging mojo back on track, however, I decided to join this week’s Photo Challenge because you know how I like my photo challenges.
For this week’s theme ‘Let There Be Light’ I had plenty of pictures to choose from but in the end I settled for two pictures from my two favourite cities in the world:
This photo was taken in October in Paris. Me and my friend were touring an antique market, me oohing and aahing everything and my friend asking the vendors if it’s okay to take pics. For some weird reason my friend didn’t enjoy the outing that much
The second one is from my home town of Rovaniemi. Even though the bridge design itself is not very original, it looks beautiful in the middle of winter when it’s dark and the lights at the top shine very clearly.
Anyhoo, I’m keeping this short. If you are interested, other interpretations of the theme can be found HERE.
Thrifty Finn- She’s alive!
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.
Thrifty Finn- Sentimental sissy.