Thursday, June 19, 2014

Photo: Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains

Picture taken from the ancient royal palace of Marrakech, with the Atlas mountains in the background.
April 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Braiding her Hair

Early morning in the French medieval castle where we spent a few days last summer.I'm braiding my daughters hair, and the picture made me think about this painting by Norwegian 19th century painter Christian Krohg:

Tidlig om morgenen på det franske middelalderslottet hvor vi tilbrakte noen dager i fjor sommer. Jeg fletter min datters hår, og bildet fikk meg til å tenke på dette maleriet av Christian Krohg:
"Håret Flettes", malt i 1882.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ignorance by Milan Kundera

While browsing throuch a used books section in a Paris bookstore. I found this novel by Czech author Milan Kundera: L'Ignorance. (In English: Ignorance) written in 1999,  in French, as Kundera has been living in France since 1975 and been a French citizen since 1981.
The book is about homecoming. Going back to a place you once left and realizing that nothing is the same. It's not longer your home. Your memories don't match those of the ones who never left, and your story is almost impossible to tell. 
We meet to exile Czechs, Irena and Josef, who meet (again) and realize their versions of the past, of memories, of love, are quite different...
A book about love, leaving, coming back, identity and history. The novel isn't big, but it contains a lot, and I underlined a lot...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Morocco Memories

Pictures from our Morocco trip last month.  We fell in love with this country!
The first photo is taken on the beach in Essaouira.
Bilder fra Marokko-turen for en måned siden. Vi forelsket oss fullstendig i dette landet.
Det første bildet er tatt på stranden i Essaouria.

 Jonatan, the snake charmer in Marrakech.
Jonatan, slangetemmeren i Marrakech.

The Atlas Mountains

Having fun at the hotel in Agadir.
Moro på hotellet i Agadir.


Ourika Valley

Marrakech Medina

Marrakech Medina