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

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.

Red House Raving Riga

Red house in Riga On September 1, 2013, Peter Wiklund brought house #2.26 to Riga

Red house in Riga
On September 1, 2013, Peter Wiklund brought house #2.26 to Riga

On September 1, 2013, Peter Wiklund brought house #2.26 to the freedom monument in Riga. This is the first expedition to the Baltic States and we are exited to learn that there is a red sister house in Latvia, albeit without the red corners. Check it out here.

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

Venus is going missing – Again!

The Window of Oportunity to visit Venus is rapidly diminishing! Populär Astronomi reports that Observatoriemuseet, The Stockholm Observatory Museum will close down by the end of the year and no longer be accessible to the public. The Observatory is home to the Venus model of the Sweden Solar system and it is yet unclear what will happen to it. In addition to the exhibition that tells the story of observations in the faclilities dating back to the 18th century, the museum has hosted a series of lectures, available to the public on various scientific subjects. Both the exhibition and the lectures will be sorely missed.

Venus in the Stockholm Observatory Museum

Venus in the Stockholm Observatory Museum
[Photo credit: Emil Vinterhav]


In ”The Planets” challenge the Expedition sets out to explore the planets of the solar system. The plan is to explore the Moonhouse on the planets in visual representations, physically in the Sweden Solar System and, finally, in situ on the actual planets. The Sweden Solar System (SSS) is the worlds largest planetarium stretching over the length of Sweden with The Ericsson Globe Area as a scale model of the Sun and the Terminator Shock in Kiruna. Swedish Solar System Venus
A part of the execution of this plan is to survey the SSS and it was when surveying the planets i Stockholm that the planet Venus was found missing from its named location at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). An enquirey into the mystery revealed that the model had acutually been stolen. According to Gösta Gahm, retired but active astronomer, it is possible that the model (image below) was assumed to be made from copper and stolen for is metal value. The model was in fact made from clay, which would likely have made the thieves very dissapointed, as the value of clay is significanlty less than that of copper. At that time, the expedition was relieved to find out that there was actually an over population of Venuses in SSS with a second model residing at the Observatory Museum.

With Venus becoming inaccessible at the end of the year, be sure to expect a Moonhouse expedition heading this way shortly.

Venushouse

Venushouse – An idea of what it could look like when the expedition meets Venus in the Sweden Solar System
[Photo Credit: Emil Vinterhav]

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

Arvfurstens Palats – In Diplomacy

Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria Parent, June 2013

Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria Parent, June 2013

The Moonhouse has entered the corridors of power. In June of 2013 Maria Parent brought Moonhouse #2.3 to Arfurstens palats, the building that houses the foreign minstry in Stockholm. Maria reports from the expedition with these artistically composed pictures.

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

Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria Parent, June 2013

Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria Parent, June 2013

The House in front of the House

The House in front of the House #2.11 Mia Engström June 2013

The House in front of the House
#2.11 Mia Engström June 28, 2013

On June 28, 2013 Mia Engström brought Moonhouse #2.11 the the Swedish Parliament effectively making it The House in front of the House.

Congratulations Mia to your successful expedition and fair winds for your coming adventures.