I have spent the last few days in Oslo, Norway, for a control at the the main specialist Hospital in Norway, Rikshospitalet (it all went very well). While I was in Oslo, I teamed up with fellow bloggers John and his wife Lene. They are a very pleasant couple I have corresponded with for a long time. We had planned a Photo safari in the Oslo area. However, the city was covered in HAZE - a phenomenon which The Columbia Encyclopedia defines like this:
haze, suspension in the atmosphere of minute dust or salt particles that are not individually seen but that nevertheless reduce visibility. So-called damp haze and dry haze produce different optical effects because the particles of each are of different sizes, with the dry haze particles being smaller. Damp haze may develop from dry haze when water condenses on moisture-absorbing dry haze particles. Continuation of this condensation leads to the formation of fog. A hazy condition often occurs in the summer and affects large areas from cities to mountains. Such a haze is often caused by excessive amounts of pollutants resulting from combustion; for example, the Smoky Mountain haze in Tennessee is ascribed to sulfate particles.In this case it was probably a combination of exhaust, dust and water vapour. That did not stop us. They had thoughtfully brought tri-pods, and together we lined up to see what we could make of the new Opera house in Oslo covered in both snow and haze.
These are my results - thank you Lene and John for a pleasant evening and for the loan of a tri-pod!
Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.
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