The house in Tokyo cherry blossom

#2.16 Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen Tina Holmqvist, April 24, 2015

#2.16 Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen, Tina Holmstedt, April 24, 2015

 

Tina Holmqvist has been on a very exciting expedition to Tokyo where she and Moonhouse #2.16 have been exploring the legendary cherry blossom in the Shinjuku Gyoen garden. As we all can see the house blends well with the cherry blossom. One would wish that the house could bring a cherry tree to the Moon where the blossoms would be off-set wonderfully agains the black sky and crisp star field. This expedition is poetic to the level that we have to rename Moonhouse #2.16 to Cherry Blossom.

We thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures from your exciting expedition Tina. We wish you fair winds for your coming expeditions.

 

Un grande place for a great house

#2.42 The Answer 20140602 Brussels, Belgium, Sweden, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140602 Brussels, Belgium, Sweden, Emil Vinterhav

Brussels is the political capital of EU in many aspects. It sports many fine sights among which are Grand place surrounded by grand buildings of centuries past. Above you find Moonhouse #2.42 – The answer on a landfall in Grand Place. It did pass Manneken Pis but found mooring hard in the crowd.

In the absense of the little boy eternally relieveing himself you find #2.42 attempting to find its karma with the orange Buddha below.

Congratulations Emil on your successful expedition. We wish you fair winds on your coming adventures.

#2.42 The Answer  20140606 Brussels, Belgium, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140606 Brussels, Belgium, Emil Vinterhav

Kölnerdom

#2.42 The Answer  20140522 Cologne, Germany, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140522 Cologne, Germany, Emil Vinterhav

On May 22, 2015 Moonhouse #2.42 made landfall near the dome och Cologne lending some of its colour to the aged beauty of the grey building dating back to the middle ages. Or actually, the foundations for the dome were laid in 1248 and the building was completed in 1860. Construction spanning over more than 600 years warrants respect.

Congratualations on your successful expedition Emil, we wish you fair winds for your coming expeditions.

Swedish Cottage, Central Park

#2.37 The Swedish Cottage in Central Park New York Hans Hallberg, The Swedish Cottage in Central Park New York, NY, USA, November 8, 2013.

#2.37 The Swedish Cottage in Central Park New York
Hans Hallberg, The Swedish Cottage in Central Park New York, NY, USA, November 8, 2013.

Two days after landfall in Atlantic City, on November 8, 2013, Hans Hallberg and Moonhouse #2.37 made landfall in New York City. This time the Moonhouse or Moon Cottage, paid tribute to another cottage, namely the Swedish Cottage in Central Park, New York. The Swedish Cottage was build in Sweden 1875 and erected in Central Park in 1877. It is currently serving as home of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Congratulations Hans on the second landfall on your successful expedition  (after landfall in Atlantic City)   and fair winds for your coming adventures.

Moonhouse Epiphany

#2.22 on Epiphany Ulla Vinterhav, Epiphany in Knivsta, Sweden. January 6, 2014

#2.22 on Epiphany
Ulla Vinterhav, Epiphany in Knivsta, Sweden. January 6, 2014

On this thirteenth day of Christmas, Epiphany, Ulla Vinterhav brings us this Christmas Greeting with Christ, the three wise men and Moonhouse #2.22.

Happy Epiphany Ulla and thank you for the greeting. Fair winds on your coming adventures!

Congratulations!

#2.33 Falun  Emil Vinterhav och Mikael Genberg

#2.33 Falun
Emil Vinterhav och Mikael Genberg

Today we celebrate the 1st anniversary of the very first Moonhouse expedition. The expedition made landfall on one of the two summits of Kungsholmen in Stockholm, the one in Kronobergsparken.

The Moonhouse Expedition has since made landfall on and a number of yet to be reported summits of Europe and, notably, on Kilimanjaro. The expedition has also reached summits of more metaphysical nature such as the church of nativity in Bethlehem and the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem,  highlights in art with Picasso paintings, historical moments in sports, when Nadal was eliminated from Wimbledon and more and more. The Expedition is well into the task of making the red house with white corners ubiquitous around the globe.

Right at this moment, there are active expeditions to great mountains, to underwater wonders, to tropical paradises and to amazing feats of human endurance.  No doubt, the holiday season will fill in even more white areas on the map, be it geographical of metaphysical, and bring otherwise  hidden aspects of the world out into the shining light for all of use to share and to admire.

Also, we shall not forget the very exciting expedition of Moonhouse #2.33 is making today when the expedition is aiming for landfall in the home of red, Falun from where the red signature colour of the red house with white corners comes.

With this said, this anniversary would not be even closely to as interesting without the dedicated efforts by all the Moonhouse Explorers. A good, great Thank You is the least we can to offer for your selfless efforts and fair winds for your coming expeditions.

The Expedition remebers the events in Son My

20131012 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Son My Vietnam

20131012 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Son My Vietnam

Moonhouse #2.24 and Stefan Lundin made landfall in Son My. Son My is the place where between 347 and 504 Vietnamese people were killed in the the My Lai massacre in March 1968.

Thank you Stefan for reminding us and fair winds for your coming adventures.