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Last week There was a morning where a thick mist wrapped the whole town and lasted well into the early day. Before 8 a.m. you wouldn't have seen Jack the Ripper until he was right next to you, closer to lunch it was still lingering, just slightly softening the gray contours of this fall day.

The view from the balcony of the house I currently live in, in the morning
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My faculty is surrounded by a park, called "The English Park" on one side and the old graveyard on the other side. This is part of The English Park, on my way to class.
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Part of the university, on my morning walk to class
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The autumn colors are still pretty striking...
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Girl with guitar in morning mist
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In spring and summer students often hang out and study here...
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The building my faculty is in
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After classes there was just a soft hint of the fog left
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The old cemetery, which flanks the arts, sociology and language faculties from one side
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A glimpse of the mausoleum
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It's a nice but crowded old cemetery where they have ghost walks sometimes, during cultural events.
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Normally I miss the US on the rare occasion that I'm away from there in Halloween times, this year is no exception, but a few things make it more bearable, the pretty fall colors for one thing, and the fact that I'm going to a Halloween party at an old friend's house on Saturday. Also, this weekend I'm going to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] tommdroid and [livejournal.com profile] prettyochpink, which feels great, since I haven't seen them in a year.

I'm a little happy, a little grateful a little melancholic and a little reflective these days, which fits the times I suppose...
Come spring I'll probably kick some things to the curb, but right now I'm letting it linger and processing it.

Date: 2009-10-28 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tommdroid.livejournal.com
Very beautiful photos!

Date: 2009-10-28 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Thanks pretty! See you soon!

Date: 2009-10-28 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wavebreaker.livejournal.com
Lovely pictures!

The other day, one of my neighbours was complaining about the "mess" in our street caused by all the leaves. If there's one thing I like about the autumn, it's the colours and the leaves everywhere...

Date: 2009-10-28 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamezm.livejournal.com
Wow, the shot with the leaves all over the bench is particularly good.

Date: 2009-10-28 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm in general a pretty average photographer, but mood and subject can compensate for that.

Date: 2009-10-28 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catsidhe.livejournal.com
That's where you live and go to school?

Every day?

Damn — how can you even look out the window without being stunned by how beautiful that all is?

Date: 2009-10-28 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Having been away from Sweden makes me see more clearly how lovely it can be here, it gives fresh eyes. So the answer to your question would be: I really can't! ;P

Date: 2009-10-28 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clsisold.livejournal.com
Your photographs are spectacular

Date: 2009-10-28 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Thaaaank Youuuu!!

Date: 2009-10-28 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dust-rat.livejournal.com
That used to be my faculty (that was back in the good old days before the linguistics stole it)and every morning I crossed that lovley cemetary .... I really loved the november mornings back then ...
My GF lives next to it, so I see it quite often nowdays also...

Lovley photos!

Date: 2009-10-28 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I was wondering where the science faculties are now!
Hey, we were gonna have fika or food or something and I was gonna meet your gf, you promised! how about we manage that in November?
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Date: 2009-10-28 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zombienought.livejournal.com
Oh, I would spend all my time in that
graveyard and not going to class! What
beautiful fog and tree colours!

I saw Glögg at the store the other day,
and thought of you.

Date: 2009-10-28 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I will probably try to take some winter pictures from the graveyard later on, preferably with snow.

aah, glögg...I'm looking forward to that, the glögg season starts soon. If that was alcohol free glögg in the store(which it often is in the US), then just spike it with a bit of wine or vodka!

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Date: 2009-10-28 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shipbuilding.livejournal.com
Oh! I love it. It makes me want to curl up in a window seat with a calico cat and drink tea.

Date: 2009-10-28 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Books and cats and tea, it's all part of the goodness of fall!

Date: 2009-10-28 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojodragonfly.livejournal.com
bewitching, in an honest and sincere way.

Date: 2009-10-28 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I like that description, I'll take it!

Date: 2009-10-28 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lelain.livejournal.com
Those are gorgeous photos! I love the fall colors, the "old world" feel of the buildings and gardens, and the cemetary is lovely! I look forward to more photos!

Date: 2009-10-28 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Hopefully there may be some from Halloween or winter occasions in the near future!

Date: 2009-10-28 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aurora-ren.livejournal.com
love the fall colours! we have many inches of snow and a snow day today (dad must be happy)- unfortunately a typical halloween season in CO. kim has posted pics of the girls in their costumes on facebook - very cute!

Date: 2009-10-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I heard about the snow! Gosh, Colorado at its best! Oooh, I must go and see FB pics of my favorite munchkins!

Date: 2009-10-28 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gyzki.livejournal.com
The fog and the foliage are just beautiful--much like we have them here in New England, but somehow more special to see them in another setting. (Plus I no longer live or work on a university campus, so I don't get the sense of quiet space.)

And just for the trivia, any special story to why it's called the "English Park"?

Date: 2009-10-28 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
The park got its name because it was among the first classical examples in the region, of a park "in English style" which in landscape architecture broke free of the strictly cropped Baroque style of parks of the 1700's and instead cultivated a more free and natural style.

It is also called the Carolina park (because it is located behind the university library - Carolina Rediviva), but everyone and their dog always called it "The English Park" and nowadays the language and arts faculty campus is named after this version of the name.

Date: 2009-10-28 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scowling-hermit.livejournal.com
Lovely! ...well, except for the idea of Jack the Ripper lurking about. ;)

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween.

Date: 2009-10-28 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Same to you! I sometimes like to think of mystical (but benevolent) mythical creatures lurking around in the fog, much nicer than old Jack...

Date: 2009-10-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfchilde.livejournal.com
I wanna come visit!!!

Date: 2009-10-28 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
You'll always be welcome!

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Date: 2009-10-28 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] simpletwice.livejournal.com
Wow - these photos are amazingly atmospheric! Awesome. :)

Date: 2009-10-28 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
It was a very atmospheric morning, so I'm glad I caught a bit of that!

Date: 2009-10-28 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cienna.livejournal.com
Wow beautiful photos! These really put me in a Halloween kind of mood!

Date: 2009-10-28 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I'm in total Halloween mood too, I want to go visit a haunted house about now!

Date: 2009-10-28 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizardek.livejournal.com
Lovely photos! I love the fall colors in the mist. We had fog last night and this morning, too.

Date: 2009-10-28 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I love fog, when I was a little girl someone told me that fog was made when the fairies danced during the night.

Date: 2009-10-28 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sangueuk.livejournal.com
What lovely photos - I love the fog! My favourites, because I am a shameless Goth, are the ones in the cemetery of course!

Date: 2009-10-28 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I'm a little sucker for goth aesthetics too, but don't tell anyone, shhhh....

Date: 2009-10-28 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stefan11.livejournal.com
beautiful pictures. The colors are so pretty.

Date: 2009-10-28 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
They really really are, but soon it's all gonna be bare and no fun to look at until the snow comes...

Date: 2009-10-28 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kejn.livejournal.com
your pics almost look like paintings! wonderful!!

Date: 2009-10-28 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
It's the fog, it creates that kind of softened canvas feeling!

Date: 2009-11-01 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlsjlsjls.livejournal.com
Saved your piccies for a weekend viewing treat and they didn't disappoint ... absolutely beautiful! And now I have the song One Misty Moisty Morning playing in my head ...

Date: 2009-11-02 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Thank you darling, it was a somewhat surreal and magical morning!
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