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I had a conversation about the river and specifically the bridge in Lansing (IA) last week. While looking through some commercial images I happened to come across this one. I stopped right before the bridge, rolled down my window and leaned waaay out the window. I just love the lines and the contrast. I might just have to go back and make a project of it…let’s see how many angles I can find  : )

Enjoy!

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My sister, her daughter Tindra and I decided to walk down to the new Opera House in Oslo. It opened in April of this year and has been in the news quite a bit.

The moment I saw the building I was blown away. I have seen lots of images, but they are nothing compared to actually being there. Oslo Opera House is simply stunning! You better believe I got my camera out in a hurry. Those moments make it hard for me to focus on anything else other than framing up images through my camera. 

The building is an amazing piece of art. There is white marble everywhere you walk and the building has lots of glass which gives a bright wonderful light on the inside of the building. The cool thing is that you can actually walk up on top of the roof. When you get up there the side of the building is put together with these  “braille” looking tiles. On the bottom the marble goes right into the fjord. 

The inside was another sweet surprise. Contemporary design a classy giftshop and a simple restaurant with an amazing wine list. Even the bathrooms were something to see.

I could have walked around all day. I think my favorite part is the simple style that you see everywhere in and outside the building. There are strong clean lines EVERYWHERE. LOVE IT!

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

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Me in the brisk wind with a sleeping niece. Perfect timing!

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My beautiful little sister.

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I would love to go and see a performance. Imagine the view from inside when the sun goes down. 

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A close up of the tiles on the buildings.

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Not a posed shot. It just felt right.

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Beautiful wall that greets you as you enter the Opera House.

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Another “on-the-go” shots of my sister.

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In between all the white and wood you will find a bright dash of red on the tables in the restaurant. Which also has a beautiful view of the fjord.

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As the weather changed I found myself constantly drawn to this huge window facing west. 

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For these last two I chose to use my “gold”.

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I was admiring this piano during one of our breaks at the workshop. The shapes and detail just took me to a fun place. : )

There’s more on this slideshow.

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