B & W challenge – people 2

#onceuponatime #inamsterdam
#onceuponatime

I was challenged by Julita Wozny to post black & white photos for the up-coming five days. I posted one photo, and then forgot all about it D-: Does it mean I fail at the challenge? … <.< … >.>…. Since this is my blog – I don’t think so.

And today, I nominate theMOFman 😀

TheMOFMan has some great B&W shots in his gallery already, so I’m sure this challenge will be a piece of cake.

MOF, in order to take this challenge, you must post B&W photography for the next five days, and each day nominate another photographer to enter the challenge. Good luck!

1 Year? Year?!

Something magnificent

I realized this morning that I would have to publish a spectacular post today because this notification ticked into my phone:

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Ett år har gått siden denne bloggen ble opprettet. Litt mimring hører med!

Can you believe it? A year! Can one picture say it all? I don’ believe it can, this has been such an incredible year. I have decided that some reminiscing is in order.

Seen at Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam
Seen at Science Center NEMO – about a year ago – Amsterdam

This blog was born in Amsterdam where I was studying International Journalism. Oh, Amsterdam, I miss you so – crazy, beautiful city. One day I will return!

Then there was Christmas in Lille

My birthday…

And before I knew it, I was back in Oslo.

But not for long, since I had to go abroad to write a feature story for my exam. I ended up in the most amazing and extraordinary place: Haiti.

(Stopping in Cuba on the way home…)

* TIME FOR FINAL EXAM *

*dread*

*more dread*

😀 😀 😀 😀        A         😀 😀 😀 😀

And USA  >>>>>>

Also, somewhere between writing my exam paper and planning my journey to USA, I managed to move to Drammen, the most cozy town. It rests by a river in a mountain valley and I have a view from my balcony, need I say more? My furry BFF likes her new place of residence very much too!

I’m still settling in, really, Drammen needs exploring! And I will be taking my camera and you with me. But that’s in the future, while this post is all about the year that has gone. And there one last important journey that needs to be mentioned – The Annual Russian Trip.

And thus a WordPress Year has passed. I’ve been a little depressed lately because I’m unemployed, bored and broke, but looking back at the amazing times I’ve had quite recently has helped me remember what a fortunate person I am. I will just sit tight, enjoy my freedom and wait to shine again. Thank you for staying with me!

Entering Year 2!

Dancers behind the scenes

Versatile Blogger Award

on a bike-road in amsterdam

Woop-woop! It’s time receive the Versatile Blogger Award from the coolest Abstract Lucidity! Merci!

I’m not sure if I have to share 7 facts about myself this time (I’ve been awarded before, you know,
‘cuz I’m awesome) – but I chose to do it either way 😉

But first, let me introduce you to 15 other blogs that deserve this award:

 

after my coffee 

evis lens 

dinosaurs, science & design

arjun bagga

black & white colours 

everything flows

a Scot in Norway 

amberafrica

sethsnap 

photoyvolution

cos

throwing rocks at beehives

refrigerator magnate 

disashi soul

friend nature 


And this is what you need to do if you wish to be branded Versatile:

  • Post the award certificate on the blog.
  • Tell everyone who gave you the award with a link to their blogs.
  • Nominate 15 of your favourite blogs
  • Share seven facts! Because we are all curious 😀

 

My seven: 1) I’m currently dying to find out who the last Cylon is, 2) I still haven’t come up with any good New Years resolutions, 3) which is probably why I’m drowning in work. 4) I wish I was more organized, 5) and had time to read more books, 6) I almost always bake something in the weekends, 7) and I’m going to start this wonderful Saturday with tipple chocolate muffins!

Red Light Birds

Bird fights over canal in Red Light District - Amsterdam
angry birds

Everything was white and bright today. I’m not sure whether the birds, they happen to be very visible citizens in Amsterdam too, appreciated the crisp weather. They were everywhere today, but most gathered in the Red Light District, fighting each other – probably because they were cold and grumpy.