On my other blog – Flutter & Hum, I have hosted this meme for a few months now – the Wednesday Vignette. But, for some reason, I didn’t think to participate by posting an offering from this blog. Oh well, better late than never… right?
This photo was taken at the Tanum Museum on the Swedish west coast. The museum was built to tell the story of a bronze age people that lived there, and left rock carvings that remain to this day. One of the first things you notice is this watery, light green color on the walls. There are also these vertically oriented panels, which upon closer inspection turn out to be tanned salmon skins. Turns out, the fish skin underbellies had just the color that is featured on the wall, thus setting the color for the entire exhibit hall. Fishing and seafaring was what sustained this people, and was vital to their culture. This made a lasting impression on me. I thought the choice of color for the place commemorating and celebrating their story was very appropriate, ingenious, and highly effective!