Wednesday, October 6

Homemade Spacecraft - Autumn Holiday activity and a trip to Papua New Guinea

Many of my visitors and blogs that I visit, are what I call Photo-bloggers, and many of their images are really interesting. Many are however repetitions or variations of the same motive like flowers, nature, clouds and sky and can be categorized under the label: "postcards". The comments are also very predictable: "OMG! vakkert, Vakkert, VAKKERT", "Wunderschöne Begegnung", "Nydelig", "flotte bilder", beautiful images, WOW, "Gosha meg", "fantastisk", Thank you for sharing This fabulous work with us. etc.,
and let me add Anne´s date with Fall consisted of really beautiful images that day. Happy birthday!Maybe some of them who make the photo blogs would like to develop into Video-experimenting too? Maybe their cameras can be used to make more out of their own experiences then only carrying heavy photo equipment around their necks.
I have previously told you about Vimeo , (a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make). Luke Geisbuhler´s is one of the video bloggers that have joined VIMEO and his experiment with a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space, is absolutely great and worthy to be seen by many. Go here to see his spectacular Homemade Spacecraft video At least those with children home on Autumn school leave and need to add more to their youngsters hours than football and indoors PC-games etc., could try this version of homemade spacecraft.If this "provocative" blogpost was nothing for you then I recommend an Atlas trip to Papua New Guinea (a group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia)From this part of the world I yesterday (among 93 new unique visitors), got my first blog visitor.

New Guinea was one of the first landmasses after Africa and Eurasia to be populated by modern humans, with the first migration at approximately the same time as that of Australia. It is estimated that more than a thousand different cultural groups exist in Papua New Guinea. Most of these different cultural groups have their own language. Each year about 70 000 tourists visit Papua, and maybe one of those were surfing the web when finding my blog.
However, this visit give me the possibility to show you my flag nos 157 The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted on July 1, 1971. In the hoist, it depicts the Southern Cross, in the fly, a raggiana bird of paradise is silhouetted. The designer of the flag was 15 year old schoolgirl Susan Huhume who won a nationwide competition for a new flag design in 1971.
Red and black have long been traditional colours of many Papua New Guinean tribes.
If your youngsters are out picking potatoes in the Autumn Holliday, I am sorry to disturbe you with other activity suggestions.


9na said...

Fantastisk moro med den værballongen!!!

Anne said...

Takker og bukker og neier Arne for flott hilsen i går, det var da så voldsomt også sjø at en satt da her i trøndelag og nesten rødma...

Lærer geografi av deg og dine besøkende jeg!!