Saturday, August 28, 2010

Norwegian Boat Houses

One of the cutest things I can think of are miniature houses (no matter the location), so a miniature house sitting right on the water is the epitome of 'aww.' When in Norway I saw the most beautiful little boathouses. Most of them are used for storing boating gear, but if I owned one I would live in it.

Here are some of my favorites...

This egg yolk colored house would make even winter days bright and cheery.
 This house is wedged into the rock.
I'd love to dive into the water off of these red and white boathouse docks.
 This house up on the rocks is pretty spectacular too.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Recycled playground

Hello everyone! It has been basically a lifetime since I last left a post...and for that I apologize. I had many incredible summer adventures which hopefully will make their way onto my blog during the breezy (but awesome) months of Autumn.

I just got back from Norway (fun fun fun fun fun)! One day while wondering around in Stavanger (a place with excellent hiking overlooking beautiful fjords) I found this treasure:

A playground made entirely out of recycled/repurposed parts used in the oil and gas industry.
It has large swings,
graffiti here, there, everywhere
 and alligators!
 There was also a plethora of buoys...
...that caught many children's attention... well as my own

This afternoon of jumping, climbing, and hanging out with my wonderful Norwegian friend, Oda was so much fun!

Read more about this playground/skate park here. As you can see there was a lot less graffiti when this article was published; however, the massive amount of colorful graffiti is one of my favorite parts.