The challenge from Amy this week is Landscapes. And I must agree with her, searching the archives for landscapes I have traveled through brought back many fond memories. I also got reminded of my love for two English painters, namely John Constable and William Turner. Constable a naturalistic painter and Turner a Romantic – they merge into the kind of art I love the most. So, let me start with a photographic painting from the winter where I live in the southern part of Sweden. And then, some different Swedish landscapes.
If we go abroad, the landscapes of course change for every country. Here are some of my favorites, starting with the Alps of Switzerland.
Endless, lonely beaches in Latvia
Early morning dunes in Morocco – so different from the warm yellows of the evening sun!
This view from a kapok tree in the Amazon basin is one of my loveliest memories ever
The unforgettable, strange landscapes of the Galapagos Islands. The impressive, 5-40 ft, endemic Opuntia cactus is common, but
– every island is different…
Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers of New Zealand display extremely impressive landscapes
Back in Europe again, and the lush, rural landscapes of Bastán, Spain
A spectacular landscape hidden somewhere in the Pyrenees, Spain
And finally, China, along the Yangtze river…
… and the vast landscape of the Tibetan Plateau – shot through a train window. We traveled on the highest built railroad in the world, and the only train running on the permafrost.
Thank you, Amy, for this opportunity to revisit some favorite landscapes! I quote Charles Lindbergh: ”Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.”
Thank you for visiting, and welcome to join in the challenge! Also, be sure to tune in for Tina’s challenge next week, February 9!