… but some are just a little better than others. A quote by Jeff Garthwaite.
That how I can sum up my day with A-C (Ann Christine) at Wanås Castle. Not only a little better … A LOT BETTER!!!
She posted the other day … the most beautiful post about our fantastic day together and our friendship, Thursday Thoughts – Friends.
Going to be hard to follow !!!
We have made it to a yearly tradition to spend a day … at the beautiful setting around Wanås Castle and it’s outdoor art.
Last year we waited a bit too long … and went in August … and day to hot for comfort, so this year we decided to do in the early days of the summer and we got the most pleasant day with sunshine, blue sky and the right amount of heat and this year we were in the company of a very handsome young man on 4 legs, Totti.
The COVID-19 has really changed things around, even at Wanås. The nice restaurant was closed and only a little cafe was open … we use to start with a great lunch, but we started off with a nice Wanås version of Danish Smørrebrød.
Also, they only had one artist, Kimsooja, on display this year, normally there is up to 4 different, but she really filled up with fun and interesting art.
Kimsooja (1957) is a South Korean, multi-disciplinary conceptual artist based in New York, Paris, and Seoul. Her practice combines performance, film, photo, and site-specific installation using textile, light, and sound.
The most interesting pieces were her “A Laundry Field” with hundred of white linen sheets hanging out in amongst the high park trees. Just breathtakingly beautiful.
… the other piece was “To Breathe” which consists of a floor that reflects the surroundings and shows the roof structure that rises like a cathedral with a maximum point 14 meters up. On the mirror floor, she gives space to the viewer to step in, up, to become part of the artwork.
I tried to walk over the floor, but it made me seasick because I’m afraid of heights even if I knew it was a floor with mirrors – I just couldn’t do it … but A-C no problem … and later on some very nice visitors acted as models for us.
Every time we visit Wanås we spend some time with the Yoko Ono wishing apple trees and read people’s wish tags. The tags are picked every year and buried in an actual wishing well situated somewhere on grounds of the “Imagine Peace Tower” in Island.
My pick of tag this year … is this one – “I wish that those who smoke had their own country”
All over the park is there stationary art that has been donated to Wanås … and every year is the fun to play around with them and enjoy the surroundings they are displayed in.
It wasn’t always easy to handle Totti or my big striped bag, but nothing we couldn’t handle between us.
The only thing I missed out was that …. soft ice.
A-C, thanks for a fantastic day and the great company that resulted in very sore feet but it became just enough over everything.
Even to get to the station just in time for my train. Had a lot to take in during the 1,5 hours journey back to Landskrona.
Already looking forward to 2021!
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”