Sunday, July 12, 2009
"Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." (See the Norsk script for yourself on left). Pretty powerful words on a hopefully unforgotten gravestone in "Lagård Kirkegård", Stavanger, Norway today. I must say it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever walked through. The botanical garden from last week doesn't hold a candle to the beauty of these luscious trees, (like weeping willows -get it? ha!), fresh flowers and lovely stones. These graves to your right date all the way back to the 18th century! There is something very romantic about these places. I'm a very old soul :)
It started when we were walking random streets (cool colour houses in the picture - left) in our Stavanger neighbourhood and spotted one of the many churches around here. I took a picture because it looked a little dark and needed some picture attention (to your right) ;)
I guess I was feeling the vibes to visit the undead and had a jolly walk enjoying everyone else's houses and lovely gardens. It was just so fitting (obviously, enjoying myself to your left)
While we were walking we also found another church that I have never noticed before in my travels. "Døvekirken" Which is a church where they hear no evil. (Check out the church for the deaf - lower right).
I thought this was very cool. I love the doors on this place! It reminds me of a house that Snow White would live in! How wonderful!
Visiting the dead is probably not a high priority on anyone's list. But I must say it was very relaxing and a great place to contemplate life. In fact- I may be inspired from it. I felt a little at home, but deep south. It actually reminded me a little bit of the bayou in Louisiana.
I stayed at a plantation called "Nottoway" - The White Castle of Louisiana where they had the family plot right there in the garden. I was alone in that huge main mansion, in Room #13 ... but that's another story ;)
It was definitely a southern comfort to be there today. I am not suggesting anyone go run to a graveyard right now, but it's nice to pay tribute and remember the people that have been forgotten centuries ago.
The sexiest era.
Lest We Forget♥ ♥ ♥
p.s. We discovered free furniture down the street - come and get it!