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The Colors of Norway

 

I will never forget them!

 

The 1958 Vardø Church in Norway.

Snow was still on the ground, 4 April 2011.

 


The Colors of Norway

 

I will never forget them!

 

The 1958 Vardø Church in Norway.

Snow was still on the ground, 4 April 2011.

 


comments (40)

It is rather a colourful place Ginnie, and a worthwhile memory as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Les. I'll never forget it.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 20 May 2011, 00:29
That is a very fine clock tower/steeple...even it it is a little confused about its role, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Lest there be any doubt, Ray, I guess? You know me and towers/steeples! smile Thanks.
Indeed, these are such beautiful images. I especially like the warm reds contrasted with the cool blues. This shot has wonderful balance and design too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. This is another situation where I didn't dare touch the colors to mute them in any way. They truly stand on their own!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 May 2011, 04:48
I remember that place, it was one of the first harbours we visited...it was a delight and we had the golden hour.
E real appetizer for the rest of the boat voyage.
Wonderful picture.
TGIF.....
Ginnie Hart: It was our first get-off port that first day, MLMA, you're right. We even got to go inside the church, which surprised me. It was a good start to our sea voyage! Bedankt and TGIF!
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 20 May 2011, 05:57
I can see why you'd never forget them - gorgeous array of colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kala.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2011, 06:19
It's very distinctive Ginnie: nothing like anywhere I've been to
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Chris. It's not what I've grown up with anywhere, for sure!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 May 2011, 06:40
this is such a pretty picture ginnie!!! looks pretty old country, but yet so colourful smile i love it
Ginnie Hart: Old country and colorful is almost an oxymoron, Elaine, isnt it! smile Thanks.
Hello my ginnie, je connais cet endroit...jolie photo, avec les couleurs du nord...bisou bisou...
Ginnie Hart: I love it when others have seen the same place, Pierrot. Merci.
No one can ever forget a place such as this Ginnie! Utopia for sure! A lovely image!!
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Pavan. Thank you.
  • chad
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 May 2011, 07:08
They certainly seem rather unique Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As unique as they come, Chad! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2011, 07:10
Oh, Ginnie, what a light-magic looking picture -I can understand that the people in Norway love the colours - after all the deep darkness, the coldness, and the snow they are experiencing for some months (Since my youth I'm a fan of Hendrik Ibsen's plays, and since that I can feel the longing for warmth, brightness, and southern flair...).
Ginnie Hart: Yes, dear Philine. Yes. It's a unique country that has learned to live with it's light and darkness, seeking always to balance each out. Hartstikke bedankt.
Cuckoo Ginnie, for the public, it is not of my fault, ho hey kiss...
Ginnie Hart: HA. You're just crazy, Pierrot, and we all know it. smile Merci.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 May 2011, 08:41
Very distinctive, I like the steeple, a wedge to keep the door of heaven open.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. I like the way you said that!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 20 May 2011, 09:50
that recognizable red is indeed Norway in a flesh...
Ginnie Hart: Inderdaad, Chantal. Bedankt.
A great shot Ginnie, taken from your ship I presume. I like the shape of the church tower and the~little ship is very attractive too. And of course the colours!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim, taken from the ship as we were leaving port. It was a church we had time to visit, even inside, while we were docked for an hour. Very worthwhile. Bedankt.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2011, 10:36
I like it very much
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. For your Boat Friday. smile
Yes a nice mix of colours. I find old churches and you find unusual ones Ginnie, this is most strange.
Ginnie Hart: You and I will go both go down in history as the church lovers, Brian. smile I love it. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 May 2011, 12:01
I have been up near the pole circle in Sweden, where the snow was still on the ground in middle summer. We walked barefeet and shorts on the snow.

Happy boat Friday - whatever that may mean smile
Ginnie Hart: Snow in the summer. WOW. It doesn't surprise me, Louis. What a world. Thanks.
Norway is a pending matter. Nice picture, nice place. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Pedro. I fell in love with Norway. smile
J'aime beaucoup cette atmosphère.
Une lumière particulière et attirante.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier. Merci.
wonderful deeply saturated colours Ginnie...is this salt water?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Bill. This is the Atlantic Ocean! Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 20 May 2011, 16:55
Superb photo and your landscape is very beautiful. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a great week end Ginne. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Antoine. Merci. You have a good weekend, too.
Beautifully crisp and colourful Ginnie. Memorable indeed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. I love that the memory will stay alive because of these images.
  • M'roy
  • United States
  • 20 May 2011, 18:22
I only dream of seeing this scene in person.

BTW, here in the Sierras, at the top of the week snow was still falling --- in California can you believe that? In May? In California?
Ginnie Hart: Knowing you, Maria, your dream will come true! smile

The snow part, in California, dumbfounds me. Who would believe it!
Glorious light again, Ginnie - and at least the clouds got a few feet off the ground for you smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom. That day was one of the most gorgeous of the entire sea voyage...and it was the first day. smile
The church caught my attention right away!
Its belfry is so unconventional.
So tall and steep.

Is it the same church in your previous post?
Ginnie Hart: That tall tower stuns me every time I see it, LC. Not like we're used to seeing at all!

And no, this is not the same church as my last post. Totally different altogether. This one is wood and the Niadaros Cathedral is made out of stone and is more like a traditional European structure. But thanks for asking.
  • Oscar
  • Spain
  • 20 May 2011, 22:56
I like this architecture and gorgeous landscapre
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. It really is lovely, isn't it. Gracias.
I love it Ginnie....great colour ...great light on the town....and you even have a boat for me lol....thankssmile....good job my lady....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Peter. Gotta have a boat for Boat Friday whenever possible, you know. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2011, 00:39
This is exactly the picture I have in my mind when I think of the Northern countries
Ginnie Hart: i know exactly what you mean, Aussie. Thank you.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 21 May 2011, 01:19
Postcard scene. Lots of color, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jennie. We'd probably never get away with this in the States, right? smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 21 May 2011, 09:49
Ginnie I understand you, you can not forget such beautiful colors! A true wonder this picture. Beautiful day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tede. I'm so glad you agree. smile Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2011, 11:53
Very bright and colourful, it must be a lovely place to be.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Cherie. It's not like any place I've ever been. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 21 May 2011, 16:47
Great to see that you had a little sunshine Ginnie, even though I know that you love those mellow misty days.

It's such an iconic shot...!
Ginnie Hart: We had all the weather to be had, George, so we were happy campers! smile Thank you kindly.
It's like stepping back in time to another era when you see scenes like this one, Ginnie. I feel like I took the tour with you. grin
Ginnie Hart: We would have loved you with us, Alex, knowing you like this kind of thing. Wouldn't that be fun! smile Thanks.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 22 May 2011, 03:53
Really strong and bold colors. Must be interesting light up there.

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Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule, and yes. This is the land of the midnight sun. That also means theye have times of the year when it's almost always dark! They NEED their colors!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 May 2011, 16:54
the colors really do look lovely.. this almost looks like a painting.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. I didn't know about these colors till we were there. Now I'll never forget them.
The tower stands proud amongst all the beautiful colours Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes it does, Linda! Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 May 2011, 21:47
We also had snow in the beginning of April Ginnie. Lovely composition and such great colors and light.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Frida. Thank you. I understand your country better by having seen so much of Norway. Different, I'm sure, but more similar than not, surely?!
Never been to Vard√ł - and you're right, great colours smile
Ginnie Hart: Tourists almost always see more than the locals ever do, Aksel. That happens to me all the time in the States...tourists seeing things I've never visited in my life! (sigh) Tusen takk. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 24 May 2011, 21:28
magnifique lumière et très belles couleurs.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. Merci!

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