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Prayers for Norway

 

God have mercy on us all!

[This image was already queued before the tragic attacks of last Friday.]

 

 Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.



Prayers for Norway

 

God have mercy on us all!

[This image was already queued before the tragic attacks of last Friday.]

 

 Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.



comments (44)

  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2011, 00:11
A place I have been to many many times and just cannot come to terms with such a nightmare happening there!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mike. It's still taking a lot of time to 'settle' for everyone, I think!
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 25 Jul 2011, 00:51
I have been offering my silent sympathy ever since I saw the first report...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray. Me, too. Thanks.
I was so sorry to hear of this happening. So tragic.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Dawn. I know. (sigh)
Prayers are with everyone. Fitting image- and lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It breaks my heart, having just been there in April!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2011, 04:57
A country in deep shock after a senseless attack.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
I remember this wonderful view, after leaving the harbour, fitting image indeed.
Ginnie Hart: I know, MLMA. It still is hard to believe it happened THERE in such a peaceful country, of all places in the world!
Hello Ginnie, your picture is completed. Thank you for your words on this drama which hurts me, if you knew. I kiss you very hardly
Ginnie Hart: For those of us who have visited this beautiful country, Pierrot, as you and I have, it hurts even more! Merci.
really is a sad situation!!!
Ginnie Hart: It´s breaking the heart of the world, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Jul 2011, 07:02
i used to chat with a guy from Norway, he always made it sound like heaven on earth, so sad... i like this shot alot, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Elaine, it IS like heaven on earth. One of the most peaceful countries anywhere! That´s the added horror of it all!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jul 2011, 07:12
Yes, you are right - and we are weeping considering all the tragedy and all the sufferings and harm - and the mental aberrations ... your photo gives a very good reflection of our feelings...- In my memory Norway is a very peaceful, tranquil, calming country full of nature beauties and full of colourful joys of life...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, dear Philine. It´s one of the most peaceful, beautiful countries around. That´s the added horror of it all!
I can't stop thinking of it either, and my thoughts are with all victoms and familys

Nothing else to say, just devastated
Ginnie Hart: The world is devastated, Marion. We´d perhaps expect it somewhere else but never in Norway!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 25 Jul 2011, 07:40
Like my picture Ginnie, planned long ago. I have only been to Oslo - to see the Munch museum. The whole nature of the attack, the victims and the killer, is too tragic for words.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chad, you and I are on the same page today, not knowing but ´knowing.´ Too tragic for words is right!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jul 2011, 07:52
Indeed you are right Ginnie: when I first heard the news I really couldn't take it in. I still find it hard to believe
Ginnie Hart: For Astrid and me, having just been there in April, it´s all that much more so hard to believe, Chris. It´s numbing.
It is a truly terrible event. The quiet courage of the people has really come across; that and the genuine sharing of grief from the King and queen through all the people.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill. I watched the King and Queen cry yesterday. It deeply touched my heart. The world cries with them!
Such a tragic news, you would never have believed it really.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mark. We´re all in shock.
this is just awesome!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi.
He will have a long time to think about his actions, may he rot in hell.
Ginnie Hart: I´m guessing most of the world has the same sentiment, Mick! Such a sad day....
Words fail me Ginnie, such evil, all those young lives lost.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Martin. I know!
I second that... prayers go out to them all
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chantal. Bedankt.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Jul 2011, 10:15
Such a terrible thing to happen
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Vintage. Exactly!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2011, 10:38
The picture exhibits your excellent use of light.

Tragic events in and near Oslo. The man is just nuts.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis.
Will anyone ever figure him out?
That's crazy!
I still cannot believe that could happen in Norway...

>I especially liked that unusual instrument in the video…don´t know what it´s called.

Oh, that's a sitar.
Ginnie Hart: I know, LC. Anywhere but Norway!

And yes, after I left my comment, I noticed that someone else mentioned the sitar. smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2011, 11:08
So...so... Tragic and Awful!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Linda. Horrific.
Terrible indeed and more unexpected from this country.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, John, on both counts!
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 25 Jul 2011, 12:01
J'espère que la brume se dissipera et permettra de revoir la beauté du ciel...
Ginnie Hart: That´s a beautiful way of putting it, LoLO. Meerci.
Our thoughts are with Norway and the families of the victims.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, JP. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2011, 12:20
Ahem to that! How the heck you safeguard against lunatics like that is anyone's guess. This is a fine tribute to those people who died.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. My guess is that we will never be safe from such lunatics, as you say. So sad!
  • Victoria
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2011, 12:56
Did not comment on this one at "In Soul" today because I wanted to come here and see it large... a beautiful image. It is so peaceful... and to think of what happened last week is just mind boggling and very sad. I have never been able to comprehend what could go so terribly wrong inside a person to drive them to commit such horrors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Victoria, for checking out this larger image here. I think the world is still reeling from this horrific tragedy. I´m not sure we will ever figure it out!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2011, 13:01
It's so totally and completely unthinkable..and in such a perfectly peaceful country. Our hearts all reach out to them...
A perfectly queued and timely image!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. The entire world is grieving, which has got to be a certain solace to those who suffer. It´s like we´re all in it together.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2011, 13:55
first off, nice capture.. smile
and yup, it sure is terrible..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It´s like it happened to each of us!
Lovely image, Ginnie and I'm sure we all share those sentiments. Right wing loonies know no boundaries, what with this in Norway and the idiots holding up the budget in Washington. One wonders where all the reasonable people are - probably restricted to SChance members smile
Ginnie Hart: Idiots everywhere, Tom, no doubt about it! Except at SC, of course. smile
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 25 Jul 2011, 15:12
God bless them ...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Ahmad!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2011, 15:45
Such horrible news - difficult to comprehend why this happened.

Lovely image, with the light a sign of peace perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rob, and yes...a sign of peace in a troubled country-world.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 25 Jul 2011, 15:48
Wonderful image, Ginnie. My heart is full of sorrow after what has happened in this wonderful country...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Having recently visited Norway in April, you can imagine how this has affected Astrid and me!
Yes indeed Ginnie, awful. I didn't go to church last night but Maureen said our minister just called for anyone who felt like it to just break in to the service with open prayer at any time.
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine what that service must have been like, Brian. The whole world is bursting into prayer!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 25 Jul 2011, 16:23
No words can't say how I feel about this.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida. I know.
  • Scarlet
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2011, 16:40
I find it mind numbing what has happened. This is not the world I used to know anymore.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Scarlet. I know what you mean!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2011, 18:57
Amen to that Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Maria!
These tragic events are just so unfortunate. Totally senseless.

May God provide the strength to pull through and recover.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Jimi. Yes, I know!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 26 Jul 2011, 00:29
I spent a month or two in Norway many moons ago. Apart from its scenic beauty, the people were so warm - the total opposite of their winters.

And it makes the events of the last few days all the more difficult to understand. It makes Edvard Munch's famous painting almost prophetic in its agony.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the reminder of Munch´s painting, George. Why didn´t I think of that! Having been in Norway so recently, in April, makes this whole thing so much more personal.
Beautiful telephoto image, and fitting tribute to the people of Norway.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. A time of mourning for us all.
I just can't wrap my head around how a so-called human being could do that. Beyond belief.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Michael. I know. We´re all shaking our heads in disbelief.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2011, 21:54
It is a lovely tribute to such a shocking event.

The advance queuing of the photo is what I refer to as a co-incidence although I know it isn't and was meant to be...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Cherry, I know what you mean. One of those things I ponder in my heart!
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2011, 01:53
Ginnie,

Great photo but such a sad occurence.

Frances
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Frances, so sad, but thank you for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2011, 12:41
un minuto de silencio por las víctimas de una locura. sad
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Oscar. Indeed. Gracias.

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