The instructions for my last chosen Friday theme were: Walls – it could be anything from a beautiful wall, to what you have ON the wall(s), or what does the wall say about you… I am looking forward to seeing how everybody has interpreted the wall theme today! Anna in Stockholm, for the first time a Swede actually located in Sweden 🙂 is responsible for chosing the October themes so check out her blog for further instructions.
My collection of walls is a random one – hope you enjoy them!
The first photo I took in Puerto Rico was not of the beaches, but of a wall in the airport – during my lay-over from Trinidad to Newark in 2005
A list on a bakery wall in Puerto Rico
One of my most bizarre travel experiences was arriving to a hotel (the American Colony) in Jerusalem in the middle of the night and discovering that the walls of my hotel room were covered in Swedish medieval paintings and photos of Swedes who used to live on the estate*!! In the confusion I realised too late that my boss had my wet underwear in his suitcase (long story!!) and I didn’t know in which room he was staying. That was also one of the most embarrassing experiences!
I love all kinds of script with foreign alphabets – and in Israel you get signs in both Hebrew and Arabic on walls and road signs.
In Barcelona the wall art is in Catalan – this tiled piece of art is in Calle Petritxol which has lots of similar pictures telling stories (that I don’t entirely understand).
In my apartment in Brussels all the walls, except the kitchen and bathroom which had tiled walls, were painted an awful apricot colour, and the doors were yellow… I almost got used to it after a while, but how I long for WHITE walls (our walls in Puerto Rico are all the same colour as well – but yellow this time).
My favourite home in the whole world is where my father’s now deceased uncle lived in Switzerland with his Swiss wife. The couple had created the most beautiful and cosy home, and this is one wall in their house. The little pictures on the wall are actually bread!
So, what do the photos of walls tell about me? Probably that I like travelling and that I like walls with writing on them 😉
And here are the links to the other Friday theme participants:
Anki, Anna, Anne, Anne-Marie, Annika, Aurorabuddha, Barbamorsan, Cecilia, Desiree, Inga-Britt, Jemayá, Kicki, Leopardia, Lia, Lullun, Marianne, Marie, Marina, Millan, MKB, Nilla, Nina, Petra, Saltis, Simone, Strandmamman, Ulrika, Victoria and 30+ kvinna in the city.
*) Despite the name American Colony, a group of Swedes also lived there in the 1800’s and Selma Lagerlöf based her book Jerusalem on their experiences. The hotel is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in – the office was paying for it…