Looking back at «old» photos

From Helgoland Copyright by Anny Langer

From Heligoland
Copyright by Anny Langer

While my computer is working on something taking some time and I’m kind off stuck at home I look on old photos to maybe find something I can and haven’t used yet… I’m slowly realizing I have a lot of photos :-P
I stumbled over photos from my first private exhibition back in 2002. It was called «The 4 seasons» and was a photo exhibition with photos from Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Just want to share some with you before heading to the studio.
The one above is from the German island Heligoland. Heligoland is an offshore island. It’s quite a special place with a special history and wildlife. Goethe wrote in 1827: «From the West a description of the Island of Heligoland reaches me both in terms of the beautiful instances of inorganic an organic nature, the consolidated values of prehistoric life, and in terms of still fresh evidence for the survival and work of the eternal spirit of the age.»
I’ve been there two times. One time I was so lucky to stay over night.

From Lofoten 2-1995 Copyright by Anny Langer

From Lofoten 2-1995
Copyright by Anny Langer

Lofoten :-) Back in 1995 I traveled two weeks around Norway with my younger brother. We had a lot of fun and visited many places. Yes, it CAN BE fun travelling with a 14 years old! Svolvær in Lofoten was one of it. We stayed on a camping site where I took this photo. Beautiful landscape – and one of the places I want to revisit…

From Akershus fortress Copyright by Anny Langer

From Akershus fortress
Copyright by Anny Langer

From Akershus fortress… Go for a walk and try to find this detail ;-) There are a lot of big and small things at Akershus fortress you can go and see. Sometimes the small things are more interesting then the big ones….

From Lillomarka Copyright by Anny Langer

From Lillomarka
Copyright by Anny Langer

Nature is everywhere. :-) From the forest close to where I’ve lived since 1996. Oslo is just crowded by beautiful places. One of the things I love about Oslo is the rich nature around the city. The forest and the fjord. So many things to see and do outdoor all year around :-)

 

Oslo spring photos

               Barcode Oslo Photo and Copyright by                      Anny Langer

Barcode Oslo
Photo and Copyright by
Anny Langer

Starting the weekend at home for once to get some paperwork and updating done. Tomorrow I’ll be back at the studio to work on some paintings for upcoming exhibitions.
Just I want to share some more photos from last weekend with you. I took along my digital camera to do some work. I got it from a friend last year and still teach myself how to use it. I’m working on some city and skyline photos.
Above Barcode seen from the area around the opera house. Below Oslo city hall and the harbour seen from the area around the Astrup Fearnley museum.

Oslo City hall Photo and Copyright by Anny Langer

Oslo City hall
Photo and Copyright by Anny Langer

 

A taste of spring

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 Panorama Tjuvholmen, Oslo

Weekend… Beautiful wheater and it’s actually kind of warm in Oslo. I took some time off from the studio today to take a long downtown walk with my camera. Haven’t been taking any photos since Nice last autumn. About time to do some work again…
I went from the studio down the city center and the opera house by the water. A lot of people sitting, having a coffee and enjoying the sun. A real taste of spring, well knowing we still can get cold wheater and even snow until the end of May…
From there I walked to Akershus fortress walking a bit around in the area of the castle. This has been one of my favourite places when I came to Oslo in the early 90-ties before I moved to Norway. Always good to take a walk and look around. It brings back memories of my first years in Norway, like celebrating street artist friends birthdays and life with sparkling wine right outside the fortress. We of course always got the «attention» of some nice policeman since it’s not allowed to sit there… It always ended with them wishing us a great night… :-)

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Panorama inside of the Akershus fortress

After a walk around the fortress I of course had to walk all the way to Tjuvholmen and Astrup Fearnley museum. It was almost as crowded at Aker Brygge as during the summertime. Long lines with people lining up for ice-cream and a table at the restaurants.
I sat down in the sun close to the museum enjoying some coffee and the view on the fjord.
Really beautiful and I feel quite relaxed now. Well, now I’m back at the studio preparing to work on a paintings for some friends. If lucky I’ll finish it today.
Wish you all a happy Sunday :-)

Photos from Spain

Alhambra Granada 290 Copyright by Anny Langer

Alhambra Granada 290
Copyright by Anny Langer

I’m still looking back at photos from last year. Now looking at photos taken in Spain last summer.
I was happy to be invited to stay with friends in Granada. Lucky me :-)
Just realized how many places I visited during that week. Want to share some impressions from that week with you. Hope you’re enjoying it.

Almunecar 1-2013 Copyright by Anny Langer

Almunecar 1-2013
Copyright by Anny Langer

Grapes in a private garden in Almunecar. I spent a day with friends from Germany in Almunecar. The view, the pool and the small garden made me wish I just could move in… Well…. I don’t think it will happen…

Panorama Alhambra Granada 1 Copyright by Anny Langer

Panorama Alhambra Granada 1
Copyright by Anny Langer

Panorama Alhambra Granada 2 Copyright by Anny Langer

Panorama Alhambra Granada 2
Copyright by Anny Langer

Alhambra, Granada Panorama. What a day walking around in this historic place. I wrote about it before so I won’t bother you much with this ;-)
Just want to share one  more Alhambra photo from the summer palace with you.

From Alhambra Granada 343-13 Copyright by Anny Langer

From Alhambra Granada 343-13
Copyright by Anny Langer

Have a great Friday and weekend :-)

 

 

 

Photos from Nice, France

Place Massena by night Copyright Anny Langer

Place Massena by night
Copyright Anny Langer

Looking at the last years photo production…

I didn’t realise I took that many photos last year. A big THANK YOU to Erling Okkenhaug who gave me a digital reflex camera last year :-)  I still have to learn a lot about that camera but I’m already happy using it. Today I had a look at photos I took in Nice last autumn. Happy memories, and of course I really would be back there right now…
The list about places I want to revisit is becoming long. And there are so many places I still want to visit, like all those outside from Europe. :-)
Just want to share some of the Nice photos…

Place Massena by night Copyright Anny Langer

Place Massena by night
Copyright Anny Langer

Place Massena is located in the city center close to the Old city and the Promande des Anglais. There are a lot of large stores and restaurants in the area, and the tram is passing here. But there also are parks and sculptures and water fountains. And it’s almost more beautiful by night than in daylight.

Parc-de-Château Copyright by Anny Langer

Parc-du-Château
Copyright by Anny Langer

Parc du Château is one of my favourite places in Nice. I enjoyed my walks, to sit down and draw and the great view over the city and the Mediterranean. One of my favourite places is the water fountain. I already felt in love with this place when I visited Nice for the first time back in 2000.

Parc-de-Château Copyright by Anny Langer

Parc-de-Château
Copyright by Anny Langer

Wish you all a great week :-)

Winter is slowly arriving…

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Today I woke up to a world grew in grew… Beautiful and a bit strange.
A week ago I was walking in the sun between olivetrees and rose bushes…
Today I was walking in a covered with ice…
Very different, but as beautiful…
Want to share some of the pictures with you…
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Passing by this frozen leave on the way to the shop. Just had to stop to take a photo.
As much as I had to stop for this..
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Nature still creates the best pieces of art….

Return from Southern France

Copyright by Anny Langer

Copyright by Anny Langer

Last week I went to a study trip of french art at Nice, Côte d’Azur. It was a very interesting and inspiring trip. So much to see, so many new people to meet, so many art museums, galleries and of course not enough time to go and see everything…
I’ve got so much to tell you about…
I’ve done sketches and taking hundreds of photos, seen great pieces of art by Matisse, Picasso, Leger, Chagall, and others at MAMAC and the museum of beau arts. I’ve done the yoga at a small independent theater and by the sea…
The weather was just great and I enjoyed to walk around and to see all the beautiful places, parks, houses and more. I’m thinking to write some short reports about where to go and what to see…. There’s just so much.
Today it was back to «normal» going back to work and I’m on my way out of the door to go to a Pilates class. But I wanted to give you a new picture of the week. This week of course it’s from Nice, and from one of the beautiful sunsets I’ve seen. Enjoy!
I’ll be back with more soon…. Have a great evening!

 

 

Back on track

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Finally I’m «back on track» after two weeks without any time to work at the studio. To many things that needed my attention at home, but as a friend said «It’s now actually looks like a flat!!!»
Well… . Just let us say my flat has been a «work in progress» since I moved in 2008…. ;-)

I had to spent some time with some boring stuff first today aka buying a new tv. My male friends gonna be so happy when they see it. They’ve cried over my tiny tv from 80-ties for years. Guess they will like the new 46 tommer led tv… .  Last item on board guys! Can I now please leave home and stay at my studio like kind of forever !?! You can get the keys to my flat with the new sofa and the tv and watch the game. Just bring your own beer and take the trash out when you leave… .
I’ve got more important things on my mind…. Like working at my artwork…

I’m still working at the fifth drawing from the «After work there is reality» and slowly getting all details in place.
I got into a great flow after a short break with the movie «everybody has a plan» with Viggo Mortensen. The «Film fra Sør» Festival just has a great program this year :-)
Really enjoyed to see that guy again. Even if it just was in a movie…. Really about time to take your paintings and photos out and to do an exhibition again Mr. Mortensen!!! Roskilde was five years ago… Just saying…
I’m sure some thousand ladies happily will kill me if I say this – and they ever get the change – I still prefer the photographer and poet…. :-D :-D :-D
Anyway. The movie did put me into a good mood and I’ve drawn for hours… . Happy, happy, happy. :-)
But now it’s time to pack up, but just so I can be back in a couple of hours.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Autumn light

Copyright by Anny Langer

Copyright by Anny Langer

We reached October this year. Can’t really believe we’ve come so far this year. Somehow it feels like I have lost some month. The year seems to be so short…

I’ve been busy. Three exhibition-participation this spring, renovation of my livingroom, 2 1/2 weeks travelling, back to work…
All the sudden it is October. Some days ago I took a walk and say this, had to take a photo and want to share it with you. Beautiful light.

Wish you a good week :-)

E-book arrived at the onlineshops…

Soon as E-Book

Now as E-Book

I’m happy to tell you that the book «Far away – yet close» has arrived at the online-shops.

You can find it here: