Have your heard the phrase 'slow tv'? Well, this is an example. And it's great! Happy New Year!
In a Slow TV Christmas special, BBC Four rigs a traditional reindeer sleigh with a fixed camera for a magical journey across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Following the path of an ancient postal route, the ride captures the traditional world of the Sami people who are indigenous to northern Scandinavia and for whom reindeer herding remains a way of life.
Filmed in Karasjok, Norway - 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle - this journey takes us through breathtaking scenery not normally glimpsed by anyone other than the Sami. Deliberately unhurried, the rhythmic pace of the reindeer guides us along an epic two-hour trip that takes us over undulating snowy hills, through birch forests, across a frozen lake and past traditional Sami settlements.
Facts about the reindeer, natural history, Sami culture and the Arctic climate are delivered by graphics and archive stills embedded into the passing landscape. With no commentary, music or presenter - just the crunching of snow and the soft tinkle of a reindeer bell - this hypnotic sleigh ride is an enchanting experience to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.- BBC Four
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26 December 2015
23 December 2015
|Awesome! Recycled Xmas crafting shack / station|
I was tempted to go up to the sleeping loft for a closer look at the jar/lamp. Click for more info about Remake Christmas and creator, Thomas Dambo. Click here for others' pics!
|Workshops in progress|
|Looking back at the sleeping loft from outside|
Had such a great time in Copenhagen! Check out Ten ways to have a Danish Christmas.
I highly recommend trying to make your own Gløgg or, as some call it, Glühwein! It's mulled wine but with an added kick (like rum or schnapps). I loved it in any form! My friend had a white wine version that she really enjoyed!