What are your local vistas? Where do you photograph when you don’t have a lot of time or are not on vacation? This week, show us your local vistas – Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed, is our host!
I think you know that nature is the most popular vista in my vicinity, but we also have several castles in our neighbourhood, all within a 30 minutes’ drive. Wanås castle with its beautiful surroundings is often visited – sometimes with friends
Bosjökloster castle in spring glory – also known for its exhibitions and tasty food.
Without a car, my dogwalks are often photographed as well… In any season, any weather, at any time of the day. With or without a dog…
Interesting studios in a nearby town can be visited for a fee, and you will be guided by one of the artists.
Back to the castles, maybe my favourite is Hovdala, every year used for jousting and medieval fun.
It is always a treat to go there, for beautiful nature, for exhibitions – and for very good food.
Last week, Sofia lead us into an exploration of minimalism and maximalism. What a treat! Many of us discovered our personal preferences for one or the other, but some people enjoyed using both. Next week, we have a special guest host–Sylvia Bacon, who will lead LAPC #204, so be sure to visit her site. Until then, stay safe and kind.
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You have gorgeous local vistas AC. The castles were a surprise. I didn’t realize they were nearby. Your photos are beautiful as always!!
Thank you, Patti! Yes, they are nearby, maybe that is why we quite seldom visit? People work like that – too close to visit!
Yes! It’s true!
Enjoyed the rich photo and the Bosjökloster castle looks like a great place to visit
Glad you liked them – and castles are often lovely places to visit!
And did you say the castle offered tasty food ??
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Beautiful shots. Love the history.
Thank you so much, Gina!
What a fantastic tour of your local area, Ann-Christine 👏 That moose clearly knew you didn’t have a zoom lens 😂 Love all the castles 😃
Ha, he did for sure! I love castles too, even without a zoom lens!
Glad you enjoyed them, thank you!
Great vistas. LOVE the reflection! An optimical illusion, for sure!!!
Thank you, John!
How lovely! I can’t believe you are fortunate to live near castles! What I really love about this post, though, is your second image. Absolutely beautiful shot!
Thank you so much! We often go to some of the castles, but some we have never visited…
The events at Hovdala must be fun to watch, Ann-Christine. The castle is beautiful!
Yes, they are fun – especially as one of my former students is competing – with a wonderful horse too.
Oh what splendid and spectacular photos you have for this week. Brilliant entry. 😀 😀
You are too kind, Cee! Thank you!
You certainly have some beautiful sights in your neighborhood. I especially enjoy your take on the castles. It’s fun to share images from your own area, isn’t it?
Thank you, John! Yes, you are right, it is good to post on your neighbourhood, because you get even more grateful for what you have.
Beautiful part of the world and your photos do it justice. As always, it was a pleasure to read and take in your images, Ann-Christine. I’d like to see a moose one day, still remember the day I saw a deer for the first time, it was awesome.
Thank you so much, happy you liked my places, Sofia! You must come and visit ;-D, and we have far too many mooses around, causing many road accidents.
I’d love to visit, it looks like my kind of place.
Wonderful tour through your local vista!!
I am glad you came along, Nora!
You’re very lucky to have such stunning art and visual displays nearby
Thank you, Pam – I am grateful!
I love your line we have several castles in our neighborhood!
Haha, well, I never thought about it that way! You get used to it, and visit them quite regularly.
Well it is an incredibly cool sentence!
Ah! Thanks for the reminder of Wanås castle and Hovdala Slot, I remember them well from my visit some years ago! Good to see Vivi there And all your images in this post are testament to what a great area you live in
Thank you, Sue! Your visit was unforgettable – lovely days.
Lovely days they were, indeed and I had a wonderful time
I think we all had.
Yes, we did
Beautiful castles and interesting places to visit. Nice effect with the mirror !
Thank you – that exhibition made me not want to walk on that floor…A too much terrible illusion of falling down forever…
Beautiful photos. Its always a wonder to me how much one can achieve in landscapes on absolutely flat land. That first photo is so full of colour, and (when you notice the moose) anticipation of movement, and the autumn landscape is so different.
Thank you – and yes, wonders are many!
Have so loved walking in your surrounds with you . . . especially as they are so different from mine . . . the greens here are so much more ‘sober’ and dull and there is so much less of them . . . ! And am hanging my head in total shame . . . . still plan to write to Viveka every second day and still have not gotten there . . . . crazy life . . . . And just love that studio photo trying to figure out what I am seeing . . .
Life is…crazy in many ways, and so is the way of humans. I know. Vivi is back from Austria now I think.
Thank you for walking with me. What you see in the studio is a paper body lying on its back. The artist’s sweater hanging behind. Glad you like it too. ❤️
Well Ann-Christine I’m so glad Jo mentioned your daughter and the floor because I totally misunderstood the image! How wonderful!! Also so happy to hear that Viveka came to see you. I think of her often and haven’t seen her online so I was a bit worried. Your vistas are marvelous of course, what a beautiful part of the world. And a MOOSE!!!! I’ve only ever seen one or two and always while traveling. They are amazing creatures. Thanks so much for sharing your world with us, I loved your post from start to finish.
Thank you, Tina. Viveka came over for a day at Wanås, but I seldom see her – miss her blogging too. She says she gave in because she didn’t like the blocks. And mooses – they are too many here, and often causing road accidents.Even if I believe they were here first…and we should not complain.
Glad to hear she’s doing OK and seldom is definitely better than nothing A-C. When next you speak please tell her I think of her often.
I will most certainly do that, Tina. I often think of her too. One of the strongest women I know.
I really enjoyed your local vistas. So much color and interest. And a moose! Wow! We have them farther north than where we live. Such handsome creatures.
Thank you, Anne – I love mooses, but they are so many here, and causing terrible accidents on the roads.
Yes the are large animals and it is awful if a car hits one.
Yes, often you do not survive a hit like that.
A wonderful slice of life at your place Ann-Christine 🙂
♥Thank you, Brian. We all have our wonderful slices – don’t we.
Oh Ann-Christine, I love your local vistas. So beautiful. Why would you ever go anywhere else?
Thank you – and yes, nowadays I almost never go anywhere else…
You live in a wonderful part of the world which is lucky to have you recording its beauties.
So do you, Margaret. It is good to know a bit about each other.
We all have places we like to take visitors, don’t we? I have some lady friends coming here for the first time next week. I’ve known them since schooldays… a long time! I’m so happy that it coincides with Tavira Day- paper flowers and fireworks! That photo of your daughter on the reflective floor is an absolute stunner, Ann-Christine. Wishing you a happy week.
Lucky you are! Thank you for commenting so sweetly as usual, Jo. And yes, I loved that exhibition…but I don’t know who the person is, just asked if a photo was OK!
Oops! I thought I remembered you saying it was your daughter when you posted it before. The memory is pretty bad these days. Do they do brain replacements, do you suppose 🤣💟
Ha, give me one, please!