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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Watery Wednesday - The Composer's View




The photo above is the view of the Norwegian Sea and distant city of Bergen that the famous music composer, Edvard Grieg, would have had from Troldhaugen, his family home just outside Bergen, Norway. The little red hut is called the Composer's Hut. It sets just down a steep hill from the main house with views of the sea. Grieg is said to have retreated here to get away from the hubbub of children and house guests so that he could compose music in peace.
(Photos - Scandinavia Tour, August 2011)



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11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i want a hut! :)

Faye said...

TexWisGirl-me too. When I peeped in that window it was just large enough to hold a piano and small desk/chair, which was how Grieg furnished it according to some old photos.

George said...

This magnificent view helps explain how Grieg was able to write such beautiful music. I sometimes wish I had a little 'escape' hut like Grieg's.

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Debs Carr said...

Maybe I should swap my shed for that hut?

FjÀllripan said...

A wonderful view and a very charming hut. Great photos from you. :)

Rachel Morgan said...

Ah, I can hear Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite just looking at those photos...

Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful!

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Jan n Jer said...

That first shot is so inspiring to compose music! Something about that little hut though, that makes me think of the word cozy!!!

EG Wow said...

It sure is a beautiful view!

Genie said...

When I was responding to the post for WW, I skipped over yours...so sorry...so am responding now. I love the Composer’s Cottage. I play violin so it is especially meaningful to me. The water shot is gorgeous. What a beautiful spot of the world. It looks like we are both in the same professing tho I retired from middle school English and now only teach the kids who are thrown out of class for behavior issues. Have done this for 8 years but it is taking its toll on my 72 year old body and mind. genie

Inger-M said...

A nice and quite familiar view; we live on an island a little south of Bergen.
We often get heavy storms from October onwards. Ships can navigate into the fjords all year around; the heaviest seas are along the coast. The storms we've had this year have been so fierce that many ships have had to seek safe harbor while they last.