Friday, July 18, 2014

When the World was Pristine

Let's go back in time, far, far back in time. We'll pick one spot on the globe, Norway, and trace our way back to the world when it was pristine and still. Are you ready to join me?

 We begin at the end of June 2014 at the beautiful Geirangerfjord. We know we are still in our present time from the modern ships that sit in the harbor.  


We quickly go back two centuries to the 1880s. We are waiting for our sea captain husband to come home.This is Old Bergen, a fascinating village of Nineteenth Century wooden houses and shops in Bergen, Norway.   

The centuries are now going fast and we are in the Thirteenth Century in Haakon's Hall. Norway's first complete set of laws was drawn up here. 


Time is moving faster and faster back and in a blink we are now at the beginning of time, when the world was pristine and quiet. 


There was only sky and sea and the fall of water... 

...When the World Was Pristine

I'm joining Castles, Crowns and Cottages for a fabulous tour around Europe. We're going to have a wonderful time and you're invited. Please join this blog travel adventure. I've just discovered Castles, Crowns and Cottages and it's a beautiful blog to visit. 


Thanks for going back to the beginning of time with me. Today has been a sorrowful day and I'm thankful to step back to a time when the world was pristine and still. 

25 comments:

The Dutchess said...

Tthank you so much..great post !!

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow... what extraordinary pictures! It looks so peaceful and magnificent! Hugs to you and wishes for a great weekend.

Blackberry Lane said...

Magnificent photos. Have a great weekend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A step back in time with those beautiful pictures of yours is a wonderful thing.

Theresa said...

Awesome views and yes, I will step back with you to those times... Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Yes, the news is bad, so it is lovely to see things that were there long ago and still remain to give us joy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL! I am so excited to see how people are taking me back in TIME as well as dream destinations! The creativity is whirling about for me today, thanks to all of you who are participating! I saw another post on Norway and it's great to go beyond the lower half of Europe! Enjoy this week-long party and thank you so much! Anita

Simply Linda said...

What a great post..lovely, lovely pictures..Blessings

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Beautiful post, reflection, and photos. Thank you, Carol!

Kerin said...

Wow! Such pretty pictures.
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the link.

Have a nice weekend.

K.

Marijke said...

Nice to see your beautiful pictures of Norway!
groetjes van Marijke
www.bij-marijke-thuis.blogspot.nl

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful images and lovely post!

Beauty in the midst of anguish.
We need it bountifully!

~ Violet

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Carol, your thoughts and images are lovely. Earlier today, I was just thinking about what it must be like to visit Norway. Thank you for the quiet, pristine 'getaway' to a more peaceful time. ♡Dawn

Sonja Goodson said...

Another 'visit' to Norway! I also went to Norway on my page, a place that lives in my heart. Thanks for sharing!

TARYTERRE said...

ENJOYED the tour.

Palomasea said...

Hello Carol! I'm so glad you discovered Anita's blog and are partying along... :) She is a treasure.
Your post is breathtaking...Norway is mysterious, and as you say...pristine and still in so many places...I would love to visit. You are blessed that you had this blissful experience.
Thank you so much for sharing...
xoxo,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Thank you, dear Carol...and how wonderful that you were able to visit the Cotswolds! :)
A splendid weekend to you...
xoxo,
- Irina

Marcia Pilar said...

Breathtaking...and pristine.
Thank you for sharing.
Stopping by via Anita's.

La Contessa said...

Beautiful.......But YOU were to live up your POST until the 25th of JULY!Glad I found it!Anita sent me.........

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Oh I love this! I am going to that area next June for my honeymoon and cannot wait to experience the grandiosity of the scenery. Thank you for sharing these photos. He has been there to visit his family but I have not so I have been googling photos. :) Visiting from Anita's.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

So lovely to discover your blog and thanks for sharing your wonderful photographs of Norway.
The scenery is so beautiful and it is on my list to one day visit.
Happy week
Carolyn

nélinha said...

Magnificent photos...Très jolie participation pour anita
Bisous français
Nélinha www.mespassionsentoutessaisons.blogspot.fr

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hello Dear Carol,
I like to time travel in my thoughts, and this was a lovely way to view some spectacular sights!!
Thank you for sharing :-D

Many many BLESSINGS, Linnie



(hope your sorrow shall lift soon)

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

I love how you thought to go back in time. It's such an amazing concept to think back to when the world was truly pristine. Thank you for this post, so lovely to meet you via Anita. I'm also part of her link party, hope you will stop by.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Such beautiful photos! I feel like I escaped to Norway today!