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.

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!

Moonhouse at Jungle Temple

20131012 #2.24 Stefan Lundin My Son Vietnam

20131012 #2.24 Stefan Lundin My Son Vietnam

Stefan Lundin and Moonhouse #2.24 are exploring deep in the jungles of Vietnam. Here at ancient hindu temples of My Son. The temples were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamn war and was bombed extensively by the American Airforce.

Congratualtions Stefan on your successful landfall and fair winds for your continued expedition.

EZ Rider Expedition to Vietnam

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Da Lat, Vietnam

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Da Lat, Vietnam

Stefan Lundin has headed out on a Motorcycle expedition through Vietnam with moonhouse #2.24 and his son Nisse. You can follow Stefan and Nisses adventures on the blog Moppa Runt.

Starting their trip in Ho Chi Minh City we understand from the reports that the expedition has reached Tuy Hoa , about as far east as you can get on mainland Vietnam.

Congratulations Stefan and Nisse to your first successful landfalls on yiour Vietnam Expedition and fair winds for your future adventures, We look to forward to future reports from your Vietnam Expedition.

 

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Tuy Hoa

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Tuy Hoa

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Vietnam

20131011 #2.24 Stefan Lundin Vietnam

House on Mallorca

Palma Cathedral La Seu

Palma Cathedral La Seu
Ulla Vinterhav Palma, July 28, 2013.

Om July 31, 2013, Ulla Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.22 to the Palma Cathedral La Seu on Mallorca. La Seu is an impressive building in many ways:

It is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide and its nave is 44 metres tall. Designed in the Catalan Gothic style but with Northern European influences, it was begun by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but finished only in 1601.
[Wikipedia]

Congratulations Ulla on your successful expedition and fair winds on your coming adventures.

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.

Art in Heaven

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Church of nativity in Bethlehem in June 2013

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Church of nativity in Bethlehem in June 2013

The MoonHouse in the Middle East June 2013.
What could be a better stopover for the Moon House than the House of Stars, the Nativity Church in Bethlehem. There it could indulge in the light of fire as well as enjoy the company of stars. On its visit to Jerusalem it touched base with Al Aqsa which lent some golden glory and spiritual power for the onward journey.

This report from Jerusalem and Bethlehem reached the Moonhouse Expedition HQ a few days ago. John-Olof Vinterhav brought the house to so many places at once when he brought it to the Holy Land; Into history, religion, politics and more.

The Church of nativity and the Dome of rock are two of the places on Earth that are considered closest to heaven, if in a metaphysical sense. The Church of Nativity stands on the very place where Christians believe that Jesus Christ was born and the Dome of the Rock enshrines the place where Jews believe that God tested Abraham and Muslims believe that the Profet Muhammed ascended into heaven. (Correct me if I am wrong here.)
In this sense it is even more symbolic that the house only sees the Dome of the Rock in a distance as we have yet to reach the Moon.

We congratulate John-Olof Vinterhav on his successful expedition and wish him fair winds on his coming adventures.

John Olof has now passed Moonhouse #2.23 to Daniel Ahlberg for a road trip expedition to California and we take the opportunity to wish fair winds to Daniel on his expedition.

John Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Nativity Church in Bethlehem in June of 2013. The entrance to the church is the modest rectangular opening in the wall to the left of the house.

John Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Nativity Church in Bethlehem in June of 2013. The entrance to the church is the modest rectangular opening in the wall to the left of the house.

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Church of nativity in Bethlehem in June 2013

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to the Church of nativity in Bethlehem in June 2013

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to Jerusalem in June 2013

John-Olof Vinterhav brought Moonhouse #2.23 to Jerusalem in June 2013