Thursday, May 28, 2015

A VERY TALL STONE MAN.....

that reminds me of those found on Easter Island, except this one is wearing a crown of some sort. I found him standing outside the Kon Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway last June.  It is a very tall statue towering over everyone.  There was a beautiful sky above him.



I am in a quote kind of mood lately.  I love my quotes.  Here's five for you.


1) "One of the pleasantest things is going on a journey."
~Author Unknown~

2)  "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is a home."

~Matsuo Basho~

3) "A journey is a person in itself, no two are alike.  And all plans, safeguards, policing and coercion are fruitless.  We find that after years of struggle we do not take a trip, a trip takes us."

~John Steinbeck~

4)  "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."

~Loa Tzu~

5) "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."

~Ernest Hemmingway~

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Today I am linking up with Willy-Nilly Friday Five.
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32 comments:

Barb said...

Denise, I think maybe you're planning a trip! I sent one of your quotes to a friend of mine who is always traveling.

Linda Kay said...

Denise, a very tall stone man, indeed. Love your quotes on traveling. I could tell you a story about going on a trip with people you don't necessarily love!

Jim said...

Good shot against a blue sky.

William Kendall said...

Quite a sculpture. And Hemingway was right!

Red said...

You just like picking quotes that make us think!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what's on his head?

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat statue!

Penelope Postcards said...

Lovely statue but it looks a bit stuck-up from this perspective. :) I think a lot fewer people would be traveling if they waited to do it with someone they loved. :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- that's a tall one! I like your quotes..a couple of them are spot ON!!

Cloudia said...

I like your quotes and blossoms today!



SweetMarie said...

really cool! I'm into quotes too! I just bought a coffee cup with a quote. :) Maybe I'll do a post on it! Now, are you planning a trip?? :)

Karen S. said...

Lovely photos and blossoms, and your quotes are great!

Stephanie said...

Are you planning another trip in the near future? Wonderful shot!

Linda said...

That is a tall stone man, Denise! I love the quotes you are sharing.

Amy Franks said...

oh how cool! we dont have big ones here like that only ornamental ones that people have in their gardens.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that statue. And sky. And quotes.

Stewart M said...

Nice shot. I have an idea that some of the ones on the Easter Islands had 'hats' like that originally. Could be wrong mind you!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lux G. said...

Yep, I couldn't agree more with #5. Both life and in traveling per se, it just doesn't make sense to journey with the people you don't like. You're just spoiling your time.

Lea said...

Interesting!
Have a great week-end!

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive, and number 5 is very true!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That certainly is one impressive monument.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Denise. I love all your journey quotes. And the cool statue, it is a pretty sky too. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Hemingway's quote is interesting. Immediately, I am wondering if he ever loved anyone.

Sandra said...

number 2 fits me because i am happiest when i am home. number and this one "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving is my dad and my hubby.
both are point a to point b and how can we get there the fastest. when we used to drive the 400 miles to Savannah, i could hardly get Bob to stop and let me potty, he sets himself the goal of getting there Fast.
and even trips with someone you love can be hard..

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I guess I am a good traveler. Lovely shot!
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Simon Douglas Thompson said...

In all senses he looks like a member of Sly and the Family Stone.

He's a very impressive fellow, gazing impenetrably out over us plebs as we scuttle about our pointless lives, oblivious of his rich internal life looking after the Earth's place in the Universe

All that while looking like something out of a particularly granite-y episode of "Happy Days"

Lina Gustina said...

Good and meaningful quotes, Denise. Most agree with Hemingway :)
Great sculpture shot.

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Lowcarb team member said...

Great picture and Great Quotes ... I enjoyed the read, thank you

All the best Jan

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Denise,
That is a ginormous and interesting statue. The crown reminds me of a Chia Pet.
The skies are gorgeous and blue as can be. Nice find!
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is fun. Our kids are currently touring Paris!

Kay said...

That really does look like the stone heads on Easter Island. I love your quotes. They are perfect for our travel books.

Rose said...

I like each and every quote...I am a good traveler I guess. I don't like to have fixed plans and timetable.