Wednesday, April 30
one of the greatest loves of all
Of all the places I have lived, there's no place I have loved like I love Tromsø. My competent photographer friend Anne Mangen has kindly allowed me to share these shots from this weekend on my blog: Thank you! - I long since realized that my heart belonged to Tromsø - and it hurts to see these pictures, because it's been so long since I was last there... I cried my brave tears the first years in May when spring had hit southern Norway and the snow kept falling. I continued crying when I thought winter was gone, and I woke up June 15th and it snowed so heavily I could not identify the mountains 1 km away... Then I learned to appreciate the springliness of the light nights. When I lived abroad all I missed about Norway was the calm winter dark. The chilly September air that rushes down from the sugar white Tromsdalstind walking to the university. I love the midnight sun - I love the dark months - I love the snow - I love the green, green summers - I love the people - I love the town - imagine a town with an airport and a university and everything a metropole needs; in the middle of nowhere - in the middle of wild nature - I love it all. Take me back to Tromsø.
posted by femiknitter kl. 3:23 PM