I am in Salamanca this week with my students who are studying Spanish, all taken by this small and stunningly beautiful student-filled city in northwestern Spain close to Portuguese border. It has an incredible architecture, actually it is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe, and thanks to its clear and pure […]
Today I visited the old library at the University of Salamanca which is considered to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the western world. This picture is taken by the Turkish architect and fine art photographer Ahmet Ertug based in Istanbul, and the photo is one out of many in his famous book […]
Guernica is a city situated in northern Spain. The painting Guernica was created by Pablo Picasso in response to German and Italian bombing of the city in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The picture measures almost 8 x 4 meters and although I have seen it before, standing here in Madrid with my students […]
Quino is a favorite of my mine. The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino (born 17th of July 1932) is famous for his comic and often political strips. More about him here. You can purchase his book from here.
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Watching how these people are waking up with the sun in the picture “A new day”, reminds me of being more present in my own day. The picture is made by the Norwegian painter Else Hagen and is hanging in my livingroom. More about her in an article I have written […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Happiness is a good book and the smell of orange.
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen When my computer gets hung up I restart it and the machinery works as new. If I have made any errors in my document I delete them, and after doing some changes in my file I simply push the refresh button. This is how Easter and the man on a cross […]
I can’t recall any Easter without having Anthon Berg’s Chocolate Marzipan Easter Eggs on my table. Each egg fits perfectly in the mouth and makes the taste buds dance with joy when it crunches between the teeth and melts on the tongue. The Danish brand Anthon Berg is purveyors to the Royal Danish court and […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The blooming of Forsythia signals the arrival of spring. Its beauty lies in the manner the yellow flowers appear before the leaves. The meaning of Forsythia in flower language is anticipation and I can’t think of a better word for expressing my thoughts about spring, sun and summer at the […]
Quino is a favorite of my mine. The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino (born 17th of July 1932) is famous for his comic and often political strips. You can read more about him here. You can purchase his book from here.