Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Everyday Moments


Two Ice Creams Please….

A hot Sunday in a busy Copenhagen, Denmark. A memory from two years ago and still fresh in the mind.

As is an equally hot Monday on the waterfront in the Hanseatic Quarter of Bergen, Norway, where a liquid refreshment was called for.


Two suggestions for the Lens Artist Challenge


19th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday…..So Off to Church


Old Eidfjord Church

Some restoration work has taken place to preserve this Old Norwegian Church. Rustic in appearance, we are told that this is how it would have been in the 18th century.  The White stone built church dates back to 1309 and for centuries was the Parish Church for Eidfjord.

The village is surrounded by the high mountains through which Hardangerfjord carves its way. I am told that the name Eidfjord comes from the Norwegian name of Eidar which translated means Farm, very appropriate, for despite the isolation created by the mountains, the shores along the Fjord are very fertile and lined with farms and orchards.

The villagers of Eidfjord built themselves a new church…. but the old church was not abandoned and is used for special occasions.


Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway

Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord Norway

19th August

(C) David Oakes 2018