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Laoshan Mountain

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We went on a short trip to Qingdao this weekend (2 hours car drive north from Rizhao ). Sam, 2 of Sam's colleagues from the mill and me. Instead of going shopping for western food as we usually do, this time we went hiking up the mountain just north of the city. Laoshan mountain. Also the name of a brand of bottled water that comes from this very place.
Link to some more info about the mountain for anyone who is interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lao

We had luck with the weather: not too hot and partly clouded. It was a 8km hike up to the top, on quite good stairs all the way. So I do not know if you could actually call it a 'hike', it was more of a steep hill/step walking. But non the less a sweaty one. I forgot my step counter, it would have been nice to know how many steps it became.

It was a nice mountain, beautiful although nothing spectacular. I have been hiking up to El Cielo in Maro, south of Spain (about 1500m above see level, and on a small trail, no …

Parallax Art Fair - Pictures

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EDIT: Authors note or what they call it... ;) This post is from october last year. I wanted to edit the text in it, and did not realize that by editing it and 'updating' it also became my latest post instead of staying on the timeline where it belonged of last year! Apparently I still have a lot to learn about blogger...

So, a dip in the past, enjoy the photos: (Again... ;-) )

October 2012:

I finally got the pictures from my London trip uploaded to the computer and organized, so now I can show you what the Parallax Art Fair looked like!

Hanging day on Friday the 12th October before the opening the same evening.
As you can see here, I am all done!
The fair from the outside, at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.
The Opening, or private preview! Here you can see the beautiful hall we were in.
The private preview was a black tie occasion on, so everybody was nicely dressed up.
View the other way...
My corner!
And me at my corner on Saturday.
On the opening night the Finnish ambassador Mr …

June and more birds.

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June. The last 5 month feels like they have been just one!  I am glad that the summer heat (read: sauna outside) hasn't arrived yet, and I hope it stays this way until I fly home to Finland...

I was so excited about my new backgrounds, that I have not gotten any of my older paintings finished.  I have been painting on these new ones instead. They have all gotten the first 'blocking in' of the birds, and now I will have to adjust some of the backgrounds before I go on.

Saker falcon and a pair of Common Blackbirds.
Two Barn owls and a Red-crested Cardinal. The red will come in the next layer!