Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Library - A Place for Reflections


The Bergen Public Library (Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek) has recently been extended and modernized. Now you can reflect there even more.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

We were hoping for eagles ...

... but had to settle for feeding yearling gulls.

OOPS!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Watching a glacier disappear

The person on the bench is watching the glacier Engabreen, which is an arm of the much larger glacier called Svartisen. Since 2004 it has retreated about 100m.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

On-board photography

Sunset ahead!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Kjeungskjær Fyrstasjon (Lighthouse)

Norway has a very long coast and has therefore many lighthouses in various size and shapes. One of the more special ones is Kjeungskjær Fyrstasjon. It is located in Ørlandet, in the county of Sør-Trøndelag. It has an octagonal shaped base, is 20.6m high and is made of stone. It was built in 1880 and was made automatic in 1987.

Do you want to rent it for a week or two? You can, here. As you can see for yourself this is a popular place to visit, and passing ships (especially Hurtigruten) are obviously the highlights of the day.