Sunday, 9 October 2016
Sipping wine and chatting with the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Norway, Mr. František Kašický, was one of the pleasures of our Sunday afternoon in Moss, Norway today.
The rest of our time was spent enjoying the stunning photographs of Slovakian historical sites and landscapes unveiled at The American College of Norway (ACN) as part of a special project and cultural event.
ACN and Oslo Fotokunstskole (photographic art school) are two Norwegian partners in a unique cultural collaboration between Norway and Slovakia to document and artistically photograph a large-scale historic conservation project in Slovakia. The photography team included 2 Norwegian and 4 Slovak photographers. The result of this project is a multi-media compilation of 120+ photographs and 21 short documentary films about the cultural and historic sites selected.
This month, the Slovakian Ambassador and directors of the project have premiered a special exhibit of the project in a few select locations in Norway, including today's unveiling at the American College of Norway in Moss.
In addition to sipping wine with the Ambassador and project directors, Mary and I enjoyed a "personal tour" of the historic sites by one of the Slovakian photographers, who shared with us the "stories behind the sites."
At the conclusion of the event, Mary and I agreed that Slovakia would be added to our "places to go" list!