Here are a few photo snippets from my travels around the Scandinavian countries this winter and spring, mostly focusing on details, design, pattern and textures, including sewer plate coverings, a windmill, and some street art.
Here are some photos from my recent trip to Bulgaria, including a petrified forest, some artwork from a monastery where monks lived in secret for hundreds of years inside a cliff, and some apartment buildings in Balchik, the city where I stayed.
Here are April photos from my expeditions around Denmark, including a bookcase palette, his and hers doorways, an old farmhouse doors with paint layers spanning many ages, and several pieces of art from the exhibition “Popart” at the Louisiana Museum of Art.
On a recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal I discovered one of God’s hidden messages – pancakes are holy. Time after time, I came upon artwork of venerated figures, all with a perfectly golden pancake hovering behind their head. The message is clear, pancakes must be made, so expect an uptick in flat doughy transporters of delicious fruits and toppings around my place in the future.
Winter photos from around Denmark, including a real life hobbit house, a small white church with a steeple, a thicket of trees reaching skywards at Dyrehaven, a spectacular sunset at Egå, and the old-time classic train station entrance signage in Århus.
This month of photos focus on repetition. Powder coated architecture models, Danes in a park, park bench and garbage can line ups, quilt-like sides of old houses and the entire Danish army in a single photo.
One of the benefits of living in Danmark is the easy access to all those other European countries. Since the country pretty much shuts down in July due to its’ inhabitants strict observance of taking AS MUCH VACATION AS POSSIBLE, I decided to partake as well by spending 5 days in Paris. “Just 5 days off?” my co-workers asked me incredulously. “That’s ALL?”. Yes, and it was fantastic.
Here are some photos from June in Denmark. It was mostly a rainy month, however the camera only came out when there was sun so this representation is very skewed. Otherwise, I’ve set my sights on Frederiksborg Slot as a perfect acquisition for a summer residence. The details are just a formality, but I have yet to hear back from the government on my lowball offer. These things take time.
Here are some photos from the month of May in Denmark. It was a tumultuous month so these are little less focused than usual. However, summer is upon us and apparently Danes take the entire month of July off to recover from their 37 hour work weeks and take a break from their company provided meal plans, so look forward to more summer pictures soon!
After being in Denmark for about two months now, it’s time for my next photo installment. Since it’s a bit rainy in this northerly northern situated country, going to art museums is a great way to spend time indoors and still do something fun. Here are some outtakes from Charlottenborg Kunsthall and ARKEN, both heavy on modern and contemporary art. And of course a classic Danish summerhouse shot, where the Danes flock to each spring and summer.