Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

This week’s photo challenge is ‘Look up‘. Most people take their photos from the top of the Eiffel Tower or in front of it, but this a view from underneath. Let me know what you think!

If you’re still reading (and have noticed my *ahem* prolonged absence) I just want to apologise for the unintended hiatus. Blogging has always been a precarious activity for me, and one I’m best at when I have just the right number of other tasks to complete. It is my refuge when I have to read four books a week, but becomes bit too much when exams come around. On the other hand, when I find myself with nearly nothing to do, I lose the drive to be productive. I let ideas sit in my head instead of churning them out and posting them.

I’m using the weekly photo challenge as a step back into the blogging world. This website has seen more activity in the past few years than ever before, and I don’t want to ruin that. So hopefully, this post is the first of more to come this month. Rest assured that some Friday Fictioneers and Resolution Recaps are on their way, along with the usual ramblings and rants (and lots of alliteration, it seems).

Stay tuned, and until next time!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

This week’s photo challenge is ‘future‘. This is a photo of the Peace Wall in Oslo, Norway, outside the Nobel Peace Center.


From 10 June 2015 to 3 April 2016, it displayed this artwork called Mare Nostrum (Our Ocean) by artists Torunn Skjelland and Vigdis Fjellheim. This is what the description of the piece said:

“The piece is named after the Italian operation established in 2013 to rescue boat migrants trying to reach Europe, and it is a comment on the situation for the world’s boat migrants who risk everything in search of a better life. Mare Nostrum was painted directly onto the wall during four weeks in May and June 2015. Mare Nostrum is curated by the public art agency Mesén on behalf of Nobel Peace Center, and established in collaboration with Statsbygg.”

Although migrants’ futures can be uncertain, we can hope that what lies ahead is better than their pasts.