Monday, October 22, 2012

Great weekend in my new city

Hi people! Was your weekend good? Mine was. How wonderful to be in a new place, it's like I open my eyes in a different way. I really see everything as I am not "used to" it all. It's all new and fresh, and I admire all the beauty I find in buildings, plants and beaches in a different way. I feel so blessed to be experiencing all this!

But...I should have learned by now, that I should go nowhere, not even to the supermarket without my camera. But I haven't, cause I always think that I won't need it when I go shopping... Like on Saturday, walking to El Corte Ingles to check out the health foods section (I eat quite a lot of that stuff, products without this and that, and to my great surprise, the health foods section here was bigger than anything I have found in Barcelona! Lots of things to choose from, gold star to Corte Ingles!)

But anyway, on my way there, I passed some sort of pedestrian street, kind of like Las Ramblas in Barcelona really, pedestrian in the middle and cars on the outer sides. Anyway, in the pedestrian part, there were lots of people spread out ... with easels and brushes and the colours of the rainbow, painting! It was so inspiring to see all these people gathered painting away on their canvases, unaffected by all the curious by passers. And all sorts of styles were present, landscapes, portraits, abstracts. Very inspiring, and so much talent out there. It hit me that I would have loved to have several of these paintings on my wall.  

Good art really is not synonymous with expensive. But that's my opinion, what do you think? 

I wish I could have taken pictures of it, cause it was a lovely thing seeing all these creative souls working away on their art, but my camera was safely waiting for me at home.

But I did take a picture of a great tree the other day! I love big trees, and this one is a bit fairytale'ish isn't it?


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  1. I absolutely love paintings. And to watch the artists...what a treat! When I was in Spain, I decided that I would buy art from each city that I visited to hang on my walls at home. Unfortunately, I only purchased one painting, and that was in Madrid. Guess that means I need to go back pronto!

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    1. Another reason to go back! I like your idea, I also buy art many places I go, it's the perfect souvenir!

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  2. Skal du ikke fortelle hvor du er? ;)

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  3. I love how you don't take anything for granted and treat everything like a blessing and a gift. It's a wonderful way to be. I love trees too and this one is beautiful. I love the way the light filters through it. I can't wait to see pictures of that beautiful art scene you described. And I agree, good art is not necessarily expensive. We have numerous pieces from local Fijian artists that are just stunning and not overly expensive xoxox

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    1. Thank you Vanisha. This life is so very different from my life back in Norway, and I am so happy to be living it! I am not saying life was bad in Norway, far from it, but Spain is different and wonderful in so many ways. xxx

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  4. How does that even happen to a tree? Looks like it is dripping bark!

    Oh hey, I leave for Norway very soon, and it seems it might snow when I'm there...ahh!

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    1. I have absolutely NO idea how a tree turns out like this, we certainly don't have them in Norway ;) I think it's supercool!

      I am so excited to hear about your trip when you come back, but first: ENJOOOY!!

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  5. I love these old banyan trees. We have them in South Fl too, and I tried to get them on my novel book cover but the palm trees won out.

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    1. Thank you for the name of the tree! I had no idea what kind of tree it was, I will have to google it now, it is very cool! I can see why you'd want it on your novel cover! But palm trees are seriously beautiful as well (I can't get enough of them either. I guess it's the exotic-ness of it as Norway has none...)

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