Casual Day, City, Europe, Everyday, Norway, Oslo, Outdoors, Stroll, Walking

Mittens and boots

February is coming, gone through a very cold period and staying inside been the natural choice. It´s been the kind of cold no layers of warm clothes could have embraced, most likely you would end up cold. This weekend the temperatures increased, you can witness the change from crisp powder snow to a more moist consistency. Admit it´s rather nice having yet another winter month behind, spring is such a lovely season up north. Watching the flowers blossom, look forward to the wonderful sight. IMG_2362Cookies

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Entertainment, Europe, German, Germany, History, Politics

A Walkman and a chair

Capitalism vs. communism, or the power play between the US and the former Soviet Union. That is the theme of the German series “Deutschland 83,” which I just started watching (some graphic content). It´s revolving around Martin Rauch whom leaves his East German home, to infiltrate the West German army. Halfway into it, wonderful acting by the cast.

A person like myself who have no recollection of the Cold War period, it´s difficult to understand this particular political conflict. Remnants could of course be traced in the political sphere at present time, “Deutschland 83” however describes a tale of the technological progression of the past. The Walkman, forbidden literature and 99 Luftballons are all contributing to setting the mood.
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Images by: Kajsa J. Andersen

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Architecture, Europe, Greece, History, Photography, Travel

Hellenikon

Originally a 2014 story published in the online edition of International Business Times UK, these pictures of an abandoned Hellenikon airport, Athens are very telling. The airport was built in 1938, used as a Nazi Luftwaffe base during World War Two. Afterwards, by the United States Air Force.

History took it´s course for this airport in 2001 when it closed, to make way for a more modern one prior to the 2004 Olympics. Myself, having never been to this airport I can only use my imagination while looking at the pictures. For former travelers these pictures might have a nostalgic flair, evoking memories like waiting at the gate for the flight. Regardless, they possess a raw quality. athens-ghost-airport

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City, Fall, Norway, Oslo, Outside, Sunset, Walking

Sunset and the city

Wandering among Christmas decorations wearing a black, chic coat gave a pre-taste of December. The air cold but still friendly enough for some time outside admiring the different shades of fall, indeed a nice treat. Numerous leaves decorated the sidewalks with their summer coat tossed away, opting for a fresh yellow and brown hue.

It all ended blissfully gazing towards the sunset sitting down at my favorite spot in the city, together with many strangers capturing it on their phones and cameras. Fall is not as bad when admiring such a sight, little needed for a moment of happiness. A sunset is really all it takes.
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History, Photography, Provo, USA, Utah, Vintage

Down memory lane

You know the feeling of having been to a place (those streets not seen for long), thinking you have seen it all and by chance something new adds upon. The sensation I had this weekend looking at these black and white photos. Suddenly, by knowing more of the history and everyday doings a place gets more alive. A modern-day grocery store visit or the evening run get new layers of information, only to enhance.
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Images via: Provo City 

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Everyday, Illustrations, Music, Personal, Russia

Romantik From An Old Tape Recorder

It was through pop music I was drawn into the Russian sphere, one song lead to another and now it´s such a natural aspect of everyday life. Of course the occasional fall out, thinking it was just a phase to enter a new one. But over and over again the sound of familiar tunes bring back the musical glow. I don´t know what it is, it´s just a nice feeling.

Unplanned, it´s great though to have found, but also to have had those moments of is this what I really like or is this just a phase? One thing I have figured out, sometimes the things I end up liking the most are a little outside the box.
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Illustrations by: Sergey Osokin

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Blue, Farm, Green, Nature, Sun, Trees

Sunny Fields

Naturally I am more inclined to go for a walk when the sun is as bright as today, although I remember the one rainy day this summer under a tree seeking shelter (only to understand though the rain would prevail). It became a humid evening trying to avoid mosquitos and protect my fabric bag from the heavy rainfall.

Today, just the sun and my fabric bag. No mosquitos in sight either. IMG_0530Cookies

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Images by: Kajsa J. Andersen

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