As you know from my last post, I’ve been away this week. Monday morning I left for Russia with a colleague and 14 students. We had a great time – with some minor hick-ups (erroneous visas for 3 students, closed church and a missed flight back home).
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen some of the photos. I brought my dSLR as well, so there will be more photos later (I’ve imported them to Lightroom, but not saved them yet). While you wait – some insta-photos:
This morning I made the drive from Sandnes to Stord. You see, I study part time and have to attent these lecture days three times per semester. In order to “become” a teacher, I need to study pedagogics and didactics, and that is what I do here.
The drive up is long, and during the winter it is really dark. But I do like listening to the radio! This morning was particularly hard as I had slept poorly and was very tired. Driving in the pitch black morning didn’t really help, but the most gorgeous view met me as I parked my car at the university college.
Yeah… I really should post it to Instagram without the weather information, but I really do like that app!
I mean… Look at thoser clouds! It was the most amazing sunrise!
Almost two weeks ago I went to Kraków, Poland with my department at work. It was so much fun and the city is so beautiful!
Some of us also visited Auschwitz. We had a really good guide and how awful it might sound, it was an interesting visit. However, due to the sheer amount of people there (up to 9000 people each day), it didn’t really get to me as I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong, there were some pretty awful moment; like seeing all of the women’s hair and all of the glasses they took from their prisoners. Seeing some of the prisoner’s photographs in a hallway, with their names and details on where they were from, their profession and such.
Last week I made a layout about the experience, as my take on Simple Scrapper’s* October assignment: To make a layout including signage in such way. I started out with this “vorsicht” sign from Auschwitz, but it kinda escalated from there and I ended up making a double-page, something highly unusual for me, and it didn’t really fit the assignment…
When making this, I wanted the focus to be on the photos and not my layout, if you understand what I mean. I also wanted subtle colors and thought the layered polaroid paper on the left could symbolize all those photos that could have been taken of the victims of Nazi Germany and Auschwitz, if holocaust hadn’t happened. I also used a die-cut pocket to hide my journaling tag, making sure it wouldn’t distract from the photos.
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4 weeks ago today, my mom called me. A woman she knows had found/been given 5 kittens. They had been dumped/could not continue living where they had been born. My mom asked me if I could come with her to photograph them, in hope of finding them homes.
I met this:
I came home and edited the photos.
I fell for this:
For a while, the kitten’s name was Aemon. All was well.
Then the kitten had a change of plan, or sex, as it were…
Meet Nymeria, app. 8 week today.
The other kittens has also been photographed today and I’ve made an add, trying to find them good home SOON! Sadly, they will be euthanized if no homes can be found. The woman taking care of them now already has 6 cats and has many more visiting while waiting for new homes. Norwegians living in the Stavanger area… Please help me spread this add.
I know I promised this ages ago, but I finally got around to taking a few photos of the house today as we’ve requested to get an estimate of how much it’s worth atm with the upgrades we’ve done and such.
This is not all of it, but the hallway downstairs and most of the upstairs is so… crammed atm that I don’t want to show.
And no, I did not tidy the place before taking these photos. And no, they’re not edited (only shot at 1omm – as if you won’t notice…)
Staircase from middle floor to the upstairs. Love this window. View to the south-west.
View from west. Dining room table in the front, TV-nook in the back, kitchen way back. Entrace to backyard from kitchen.
Terrace/backayard to south-west. Never mind that plank.
From the other side.
Master bathroom (upstairs), to show the realtor the built in bathtub (extra large). There’s also a shower corner and a toilet, of course, behind me).
The 10mm is very apparent here… From the south/south-west.