Thought for the day….”Too many people overvalue what they are NOT, and undervalue what they ARE”
“It is not the load that breaks you down, it is the way that you carry it”.
Norway has been enjoying some fantastic summer weather…with unbelievable temperatures, even in the far north. Not only have there been many long, sunny days, but some days with wonderful clear air too. Today’s photo comes from Svolvaer, the ‘capital’ of the Lofoten Islands, about half way up the long coast of Norway. The photo was taken in the main harbour, and shows the traditional cottage that was previously used by fishermen, called a rorbu. These cabins were traditionally built out over the water, so that boats could moor directly alongside. Many of these have been converted into holiday homes, although the ones in this photo are actually part of a hotel. At this time of year, there is 24 hour sunshine in this part of Norway, so even late evening it is possible to get photos like this. Expect to pay around 200 euros a night for a typical cabin during summer. Taken with the Fuji X-T10 camera and standard 18-55mm kit lens, with almost no editing of the photo. Once again, great colours from Fuji.
and another photo from the archives…some great colours in Mindelo, Cape Verde islands….
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Thought for the day…” If opportunity does not knock then build a door”
“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them”
570km off the coast of West Africa are the 10 islands that make up the country of Cape Verde. Until 1975 they were a Portuguese colony, and are still also known by the Portuguese name of Cabo Verde. About 525 000 people live there, including about 130 000 in the capital Praia. Fishing and tourism are the main industries, although remittances from workers overseas make up a large part of the incomes there. About 90% of all food is imported, party due to the semi-desert climate on many of the islands.
And the photo today comes from Mindelo, Cape Verde islands. Simple use of bright colours and late afternoon sun….
and another photo from the archives….more colours but this time in Gambia…
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