The winter sun is a seldom visitor here in Norway, thus more precious. I try to catch its few rays whenever it’s possible. While my memories take me back to a very different February. Last year we spent some weeks exploring wonderful Catalonia. While Barcelona is its jewel, there are so many more hidden treasures.
As I browse through my old pictures, I get carried away. If you want to get carried away too, follow me in this mental journey. Let’s go to a little town by the seaside which is full of light on a regular February day. Let me present to you Canet del Mar, not famous but charming little place. Let’s walk its narrow streets, take notice of its modernist details and imagine living in its small houses. If I were a painter I would come here with my painting set and study the art of Mediterranean light which is so lovely in winter.
I love visiting small towns because there are no great sights to see, no place to hurry to – and all I am left with is to wander the streets aimlessly and imagine how it is to live here. Do you have this hobby too?
My favorite images are those where the light is the main character: playing with the shadows under the arches, making them shine up, and sitting at the empty table, casting shadows on the wall, asking who has been sharing these drinks here and where they are gone to now. I also love the empty bench under the stop sign, inviting you to sit and soak up on that sun. And the little pot garden – can you see yourself inspecting your plants while the church bells announce the time?
And what steals your imagination? Let me know of your favorite image here and tell me if you have your dreaming games while traveling. Have a sunny February, everyone! Hopefully, the spring is on its way 🙂