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Ett gäng hjortar…

För några veckor sedan åkte vi förbi ett hjorthägn och stannade till och bara tittade på dessa ståtliga varelser. Så vackra och för den skarpsynte är det både dovhjort och kronhjortar i hägnet. Så läckert! Hägnet ligger någonstans mellan Västra Harg och Gammelkil i Östgöta-skogarna, dvs sydöst om Linköping. Nästa gång stannar vi längre och tar med en annan kamera med bättre zoom, min G7:a är fantastisk men den har inte möjlighet att zooma in så att man kan se ansikten på dessa avstånd… Men kanske nästa gång =)


A couple weeks ago we drove by a deer inclosure and the deers made a lovely apperance. They are truely magnifisent creatures and I really love watching them. Next time we’ll be back with a kamera with better zoom, my G7 is amazing, but it isn’t really made to zoom at such great distances.

November

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Fotot ovan är tagen av mig för många år sedan vid Hällerstadsjön mellan Östra Ryd och Västra Husby i Östergötland och är verkligen supervackert! Väl värt ett besök om man är i krokarna samt att det finns en cache (som vi lagt ut) att hitta om man har lust =)

November alltså, hur gick det till? Var det inte precis sommar? Jag måste ha missat hösten, eller var det de här 5 senaste regniga dagarna… Iofs, så är ju November inte känt för att det är en supervacker månad, snarare Regnvember eller Gråvember. Men men det är vad det är. För ett par höstar sedan tog jag denna vackra bild när hösten var som vackrast… Och det är ju alltid trevligt att kunna gå tillbaka till, och jag har skapat tavlor och förstoringar på bilderna, så att man kan njuta av då vi hade en vacker höst =)

Men men, först födelsedag och i helgen Stockholm med barndomsvännerna (om jag inte blir sjukare) sen kommer November ila förbi illa kvikt och sen är det December med allt vad det innebär. Det kommer bli såå trevligt. I år känner jag mig mer Julig och pyntig än vad jag gjorde förra året, då orkade jag inte ens ta fram adventstjärnorna… Så illa var det. I år känns det som att vi kommer slå på stort eftersom vi kommer vara hemma hos oss och själva på Julafton och Juldagen. Men mer om det en annan gång.

Så nu är det bara att hålla ut mot gråheten och regnet, för SNART kommer snön!

Älskade ekar

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Vi kallar ju huset för OakNose för att det ligger vid Eknäs och vi har massor av gamla ekar på tomten. De är så vackra och ståtliga och gör trädgården till ett vackert eklandskap av sorts. Men varje dag fascineras jag av deras skönhet! Och snart slår de om och blir om det går ännu vackrare!

Travel cravings

In Swedish we say that ”our travel nerve has been tickled” when we get a hankering for travel and looking at these lovely photos I’ve been tickled to the maximum. I’d love to visit these lovely locations and see the Wonders of the World. Amazing!

Have any of you been at these places? 

Copyright of all the pictures below belong to the photographers, unfortunelty I don’t have all of their names, but if you have any information, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

Cherry Tree of 800 years old in Achi, Nagano, Japan
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Great Wall of China – reclaimed by nature.

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Neist Point Duirinish, Isle of Skye, Scotland – Photographer: Karl Williams 2011

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Pamukkale, Turkey

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Puente-del-Inca, Argentina

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River Canyon, Fjadrargljufur, Iceland

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Voringfossen waterfall, Hordaland, Norway

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Yosemite National Park, California

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Zion National Park, Utah

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Zion National Park, Utah

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Desert Breath

With it’s completion in 1997, Desert Breath is a beautiful art installation that inspires and seriously takes my breath away.

The art installation was created, 17 years ago, by  D.A.ST. Arteam, the Desert Breath, is located in the Egyptian desert near Hurghada on the Red Sea coast and is visable on Google Earth.

According to the artists in the D.A.ST Arteam,  Danae Stratou, Alexandra Stratou, and Stella Constantinides, the project was created to experience the feeling of infinity with the help of the vast desert and the vastness of the ocean. Almost two decades later the Desert Breath is in slow disintegration, but has been used as an instrument for the passage of time.

It’s a place that unfortunetly I knew nothing about and I would have loved to visit it. Therefore it’s on my ”visit while in Egypt”-list…

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The Making of Desert Breath

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A bucket list of locations 3

Another beautiful set of pictures of the most amazing places of the world. And again, a big thanks to Caramella11 on Imgur!

Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Innsbruck, Austria
Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Innsbruck, Austria
The peacock room in Castello du Sammezzano regello, Tuscany
The peacock room in Castello du Sammezzano regello, Tuscany
Giant's causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Giant’s causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Rock tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey
Rock tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia)
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia)
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
The bone church (the bones of up to 40000 people) in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic (not far away from Prague)
The bone church (the bones of up to 40000 people) in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic (not far away from Prague)
Phraya Nakhon cave, Sam Roi Yot National Park, Pranburi, Thailand
Phraya Nakhon cave, Sam Roi Yot National Park, Pranburi, Thailand
The Singing Ringing Tree, Lancashire, England
The Singing Ringing Tree, Lancashire, England
Mitchell falls, Australia
Mitchell falls, Australia
Bolwoningen, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (These are real houses)
Bolwoningen, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (These are real houses)
Salvation mountain, Niland, California
Salvation mountain, Niland, California
The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Maramureş, Romania
The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Maramureş, Romania
Marsaxlokk, Malta
Marsaxlokk, Malta
Hosier lane, Melbourne, Australia
Hosier lane, Melbourne, Australia
Devil's bridge, Kromlauer Park, Kromlau, Germany
Devil’s bridge, Kromlauer Park, Kromlau, Germany
Natural pool in Hierapolis, Turkey - where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit!
Natural pool in Hierapolis, Turkey – where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit!
Huacachina, Peruvian desert
Huacachina, Peruvian desert
Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkey
Pangong Tso Lake, a narrow saline lake in the Himalayas between Tibet and India
Pangong Tso Lake, a narrow saline lake in the Himalayas between Tibet and India
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia (go inside, it's worth it!)
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia (go inside, it’s worth it!)
The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China
The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China
Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France
Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France

A bucket list of locations 2

I always marvel at the amazing places of the world that I’ve never heard of or had the pleasure of visiting… What you say, wanna go on a trip???

All credit goes to Caramella11 on Imgur!

The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany
The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany
Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Lake Chiemsee, Germany
Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Lake Chiemsee, Germany
Popeye Village in Mellieha, Malta
Popeye Village in Mellieha, Malta
The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines
The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines
Sidari, Corfu, Greece
Sidari, Corfu, Greece
Bellinzona, Switzerland
Bellinzona, Switzerland
Spiral Staircase in Taihang Mountains, China
Spiral Staircase in Taihang Mountains, China
A nice corner in London, England, where new and old buildings meet!
A nice corner in London, England, where new and old buildings meet!
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Procida, Italy
Procida, Italy
 The scarab beetle statue in Luxor, Egypt. The legend says that if you walk around the beetle counter-clockwise seven times, you will have good luck.
The scarab beetle statue in Luxor, Egypt. The legend says that if you walk around the beetle counter-clockwise seven times, you will have good luck.
Bishop Castle in the San Isabel National Forest located North West of Rye, Colorado
Bishop Castle in the San Isabel National Forest located North West of Rye, Colorado
Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, in Turkey
Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, in Turkey
Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain
Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain
Mount Ai-Petry at night, Crimea, Ukraine
Mount Ai-Petry at night, Crimea, Ukraine
The Sun Temple at Modhera in Gujarat, India
The Sun Temple at Modhera in Gujarat, India
In front of the St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
In front of the St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
Samos, Greece
Samos, Greece
Ragusa, Sicily
Ragusa, Sicily
Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw, Poland
The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Wooden boats bridge, China
Wooden boats bridge, China
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal
Again Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal, from the inside
Again Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal, from the inside
Gloucester Cathedral n Gloucester, England. The cathedral has been used from as a location for the Harry Potter films.
Gloucester Cathedral n Gloucester, England. The cathedral has been used from as a location for the Harry Potter films.
Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

UTA Flight 772 monument

(I wish I knew who took these photographs, please let me know if you know, so I can show credit, where credit is due!)

This beautiful and amazing series of pictures are from the making of the memorial to UTA Flight 772 – a large plane crash in the Sahara Desert. This is a memorial in the middle of the desert where the wreckage was found and therefore is one of the most isolated and least accessable memorial in the world.

On Tuesday, 19 September 1989 the UTA Flight 772 of the French airline Union des Transports Aériens took off from N’Djamena International Airport at 13:13. The flight was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the People’s Republic of Congo, via N’Djamena in Chad, to Paris CDG airport in France.

46 minutes later, at its cruising altitude of 10,700 metres (35,100 ft), a bomb explosion caused UTA Flight 772 to break up over the Sahara Desert near the towns of Bilma and Ténéré in Niger. All 155 passengers and 15 crew members died.

1 2 318 years later, the memorial was created by Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an association of the victims’ families along with the help of local inhabitants.4 5 6 7 8 9The memorial was built mostly by hand and uses dark stones to create a 200-foot diameter circle shipped from 70 km away.  10 11 12 13 14 15 16170 broken mirrors, representing each victim, were placed around the circumference of the memorial. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25The memorial was partly funded by the $170 million compensation package provided by the Libyan government. 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33The memorial can be seen from Google Earth – 16.864882,11.953737. 34 35

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