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‘Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk’

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

"A word and a stone let go, cannot be recalled” is a Spanish Proverb. But both stones and words can build. Today I took a walk. Nature and humans inspired by Ryvarden’s calm. Walking always inspires me to do better, look for different things, and to love the weather. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

“We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon” ~Konrad Adenauer says to me, as I pass the horizon covered with mountain views of Bømlo. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

There is nothing like a rainbow. It totally makes up for any rain on my path. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."  ~Raymond Inmon ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleanora Duse ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." ~Thomas Jefferson. He was right. This area is full of rock formations. Layers of different stone types. Solid. That is the feel I get. This is what I see. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

There is nothing to it. A cloud hiding the sun, and the landscape changes. The walk changes. The mood changes. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Poles of fences, fences gone a long time ago. Rust fits in this landscape as an art piece at MoMa. The contrast. The colors. The depth. Inspiration. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

A long and winding road. From the main road to Ryvarden Lighthouse, it is 2 km one way. It is a wonderful walk, full of inspiration and nature, wind and the song from the ocean. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."  ~Albert Camus ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."  ~George Eliot ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"A human life is a story told by God."  ~Hans Christian Andersen. This monument, by artist Arne Meland from Etne, is dedicated to 16 stories told by God, 16 stories that ended when MS Sleipner sank on November 26, 1999.The name of the monument is "Den flokken ingen nådde ut til" or "The people that no one could reach." ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Ugly history can make wonderful art. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

I met a mother and a daughter at Ryvarden. The mother loved to just sit, let the eyes wander to the horizon, and stay. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

I made it. I am sitting in front of the lighthouse. I get to see the sunset today. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." ~ Rabindranath Tagore ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

The night arrives. Not yet. But soon. It is true. The quote  "If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."  ~Raymond Inmon ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

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Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

  1. “A word and a stone let go, cannot be recalled” is a Spanish Proverb. But both stones and words can build. Today I took a walk. Nature and humans inspired by Ryvarden’s calm. Walking always inspires me to do better, look for different things, and to love the weather.
  2. “We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon” ~Konrad Adenauer says to me, as I pass the horizon covered with mountain views of Bømlo.
  3. There is nothing like a rainbow. It totally makes up for any rain on my path. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.
  4. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”  ~Raymond Inmon
  5. “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleanora Duse
  6. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~Thomas Jefferson. He was right. This area is full of rock formations. Layers of different stone types. Solid. That is the feel I get. This is what I see.
  7. There is nothing to it. A cloud hiding the sun, and the landscape changes. The walk changes. The mood changes.
  8. Poles of fences, fences gone a long time ago. Rust fits in this landscape as an art piece at MoMa. The contrast. The colors. The depth. Inspiration.
  9. A long and winding road. From the main road to Ryvarden Lighthouse, it is 2 km one way. It is a wonderful walk, full of inspiration and nature, wind and the song from the ocean.
  10. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus
  11. “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”  ~George Eliot
  12. “A human life is a story told by God.”  ~Hans Christian Andersen. This monument is dedicated to 16 stories told by God, 16 stories that ended when MS Sleipner sank on November 26, 1999.
  13. Ugly history can make wonderful art.
  14. I met a mother and a daughter at Ryvarden. The mother loved to just sit, let the eyes wander to the horizon, and stay.
  15. I made it. I am sitting in front of the lighthouse. I get to see the sunset today. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.
  16. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  17. The night arrives. Not yet. But soon. It is true. The quote  “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”  ~Raymond Inmon


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