Moonhouse in Elections

Moonhouse in the EU elections 20140524 Anonymous explorer in Sweden

Moonhouse in the EU elections
20140524 Anonymous explorer in Sweden

The Moonhouse is current. It is so current that it made an expedition to the EU elections in Sweden just to encourage democratic participation, brought there by an anonymous explorer.

Congratulations anonymous on your successful expedition and fair winds for your coming adventures.

Independence Day

Image 5904 was taken on July 4th. Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 4, 2013

Image 5904 was taken on July 4th.
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 4, 2013

This report from the Independence Day Expedition reaches us from Mike Morrison in the USA:

Last week the Crimson Tide house accompanied me and my wife to Gulf Shores, AL to celebrate the 4th of July. For the US this date represents our independence from Great Britain. Normally we have huge fireworks displays along with plenty to eat and drink, however this year Mother Nature did not play along:) So no pictures with fireworks unfortunately.
Image 5907 was taken on a dock looking out over Bon Secour Bay on July 2nd, the crane in the background would not come into focus.
Image 5913 is of the house floating on a lily pad in the lagoon on July 3rd.
Image 5904 was taken on July 4th.
Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation’s domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place 🙂
Image 5986 was taken on July 5th at a place called Lulu’s. She is the sister of singer Jimmy Buffett. No margaritas for the house but plenty of fried okra and pot roast quesadilla and beer, obviously.

Here at HQ we particularly appreciate the picture with the Moonhouse together with the United States Flag. It stimulates thoughts on a level words are incapable of. It is art. Moonhouse belongs everywhere, everywhen, to everyone and to none.

Congratulations Mike to your novel and successful expedition and the beautiful imagery and thank you for highlighting this valuable aspect. Fair winds on your coming adventures.

Image 5907 was taken on a dock looking out over Bon Secour Bay on July 2nd, the crane in the background would not come into focus.  Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 2, 2013

Image 5907 was taken on a dock looking out over Bon Secour Bay on July 2nd, the crane in the background would not come into focus.
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 2, 2013

Image 5913 is of the house floating on a lily pad in the lagoon on July 3rd. Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Image 5913 is of the house floating on a lily pad in the lagoon on July 3rd.
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation's domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place :) Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation’s domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place 🙂
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation's domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place :) Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation’s domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place 🙂
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation's domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place :) Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Images 5950, 5963, and 5964 were taken on July 3rd at Fort Morgan, possibly the southern most point of the state of Alabama. This fort has been used in many of our nation’s domestic conflicts (a polite way of saying many cannons were fired from this place 🙂
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 3, 2013

Image 5986 was taken on July 5th at a place called Lulu's. She is the sister of singer Jimmy Buffett. No margaritas for the house but plenty of fried okra and pot roast quesadilla and beer, obviously. Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 5, 2013

Image 5986 was taken on July 5th at a place called Lulu’s. She is the sister of singer Jimmy Buffett. No margaritas for the house but plenty of fried okra and pot roast quesadilla and beer, obviously.
Mike Morrison, Gulf Shores, AL, USA. July 5, 2013

Colosseum – The third of the Seven Wonders.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Colosseum, the third of the Seven Wonders of the World to be visited by Moonhouse Expedition

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Colosseum, the third of the Seven Wonders of the World to be visited by Moonhouse Expedition

Rome, Hotel Atlantico, Emil Vinterhav.

#1.4 Rome, Hotel Atlantico, Emil Vinterhav.

We wanted to catch Rome at its best and have the benefit of the morning light and thus we set out to start our expedition early. By 7:15 am we had finished breakfast and checked out from the hotel Moonhouses #1.4”, #2.3 and I. We were on an important mission this warm summer morning in Rome. We were setting out on an expedition to the Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the third to be explored by a Moonhouse Expedition. From the hotel close to Rome Termini, the central station in Rome, it was supposedly a 25 minute walk to the Colosseum and Forum Romanum.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.3 to Rome. Here on a Roman door bell.

#2.3 Door bell Emil Vinterhav

The path of the most successful expedition is, as any seasoned explorer knows, never the simplest, or even the suggested. Exploring is all about making unexpected choices and going where no house has gone before and the best place for a house is not necessarily what is considered when a path is suggested to you as an explorer. So, instead of taking the main road this expedition ventured down the back streets of a down town Italian capital busy readying itself to welcome the world to another day in its long history. Every turn in the road or exit from the main road was assumed to lead to hidden treasure in the form of unexpected and exotic settings to explorer with the Moonhouses.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here in grape vines, Can you hear it?

#1.4 Roman Grape Vine Emil Vinterhav

At one place along the trail the expedition chose to divert the path through an ancient tunnel thought the (what should be trademarked) Roman combination of reinvented ruins and explored along the way. Among the settings explored were the overgrowth on old an old building where the Moonhouse made itself well at home on the grapevine as it were.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Colosseum one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Colosseum one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Amidst the exploring of the roman milieus suddenly the expedition found itself on a little hill right next to and overlooking the objective of this expedition, the Colosseum. Removed from the visitors from the four corners of the world milled around the landmark building below, the expedition was free to explore the relation to the Colosseum on the hill.
At a first glance the Colosseum and the Moonhouse may not appear to have much in common but there are connections, of course when you look for them. Both are designed to stand out their surroundings and to make a mark in people’s minds. Red houses with white corners have housed generations of swedes and still do while the Colosseum was once designed to house the Romans for a bit of fun and games. The Colosseum is not exceedingly dramatically coloured as is the Moonhouse but it does have a distinct Moon colour.
The connections may be academic but the pictures in the Roman early morning are unconditionally beautiful and dramatic as are the pictures from the following expedition leg to the Forum Romanum. After Forum Romanum the expedition added a leg to the monument over Vittorio Emanuele II, the king that united Italy at the turn of the previous century.

This expedition marks another accomplishement in the challenge to bring the Moonhouse Expedition to the seven wonders of the world and earns Emil Vinterhav a place in the Moonhouse Explorers Hall of Fame.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here posing as ruins.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here posing as ruins.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here with the Dome of Saint Peter in the background.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here with the Dome of Saint Peter in the background.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here in the grass at Forum Romanum.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here in the grass at Forum Romanum.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Forum Romanum in an alcove prepared for it 2000 years ago.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at Forum Romanum in an alcove prepared for it 2000 years ago.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at the Arch of Constantine adjacent to the Colosseum.

On June 28, 2013 Emil Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #1.4 to Rome. Here at the Arch of Constantine adjacent to the Colosseum.