Sunday, September 25, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the church of St. Anthony, in Padua.
His remains are here, but you can
see his vocal cords, on display in a reliquary. 
(Why didn't they decay with the rest
of his body?  Supposedly because he was
such a great orator.)

[To see more churches from around
the world, go here.]

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

An old boat that was washed up on the
 at Skansbukta (bukta = bay in
Norwegian).  This is also the place where
some of us took a "polar plunge,"
which means what you think it does—and,
yes, that water was cold!

[To see more b/w images, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Reflections

I hunkered down as low as I could get
in a Zodiak to capture this kittiwake coming 
in for a perfect two-point landing.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Far, far away . . .

Longyearbyen doesn't just seem like the end 
—or I guess that would be the top—
of the world.  For a big-city (the one that's 
5,581 km away) girl like me, it
was both strange and wonderful, though I'd
probably go stir-crazy in 3 days.

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ABC Wednesday—K is for "kangaroo"

This 5-month-old kangaroo was one of the
young animals brought to our office
last July by the nice folks from the Columbus Zoo.
They named her Mrs. Wolowitz (a character on TV?)
 and kept her safe and cozy inside her very own
fleece-lined denim pouch.  Sweet!

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Oslo Radhus

. . . the city hall, a fairly modern building
(only completed in 1950), but with some
interesting architectural doo-dads.
And this is where the Nobel Peace Prize
ceremony is held each year, on December 10.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, September 19, 2016

Let there be lights

These fixtures were in a hotel I stayed
in recently, in Oslo—a well-done example of  "more is more."  (It works for me.)

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows.]