Month: July 2016

The Eurasian Curlew

The Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) is a wader, and the largest wader in Europe. The bird is called “storspove” in Norwegian. It is one of the most widespread…

The Triple Portrait Assignment

Many years ago, a friend of mine bought a large scale “double portrait” (see more information below). I am happy to say she has displayed it on her…

Lomis Farm in Oppland, Norway

The Lomis farm consists of several buildings, known in Norwegian as “Lomisgardane”. The buildings are heritage listed and consist of restored old living quarters. They are located on…

Black Forest Farm Building

“Hof Hannesen” is the name of this Black Forest farm building, situated in the Black Forest in south-western Germany. The farm belongs to friends of mine, and has…

The Leap Hotel in Queensland, Australia

Heading north on Bruce highway out of Mackay in Queensland, Australia, you will pass by this tiny roadside hotel. If it wasn’t for the beer signs and the…

The Great Cormorant or Storskarv

The great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), called «storskarv» in Norwegian, is a coastal bound diving seabird found almost all over the world. The genus name means “bald raven” and…