Saturday, November 24, 2012

On Tour


Despite the name of the blog, we do occasionally get outside the borders of Norway. The photo above shows us going in for landing in a fairly large city; a city which among other things has a well-known river.


It is also known for its many nice parks where one can go for a stroll at sunset together with many of the locals (and of the tourists).


There are many grand buildings, and it is fun to take a photo from another angle than most people do.


There are several famous churches and cathedrals. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos inside, so I took one outside.


Famous people are all over the place. However, I had some difficulty communicating with this brilliant physicist.


And there is always shopping ...

31 comments:

Birdman said...

That's quite an entranceway. Festively decorated.

Barbara said...

Hey welcome to my side of the Channel! :O) I just LOVE that shot of the columns outside of whichever Cathedral it is (St Pauls? Westminster??). That's a great reflection too, and where did you meet up with Stephen Hawking? Have a great stay anyway!

Dina said...

You are seeing all the right things and people! wow
I like countries where they don't say "No photography!" when you are coming in for a landing.
The huge columns and small person make a great picture.
Enjoy!

Sylvia K said...

I was guessing London, but mainly relied on the comment Barbara left. Wherever, it is a beautiful city and your captures/composition are terrific, Rune!! I do hope you're having a wonderful visit!! Enjoy!! And thanks for taking us along!!

Lucy Corrander said...

No bridges?

And did you really meet Stephen Hawking?
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Lucy Corrander said...

No bridges?

And did you really meet Stephen Hawking?
* * *
I'm gradually letting people know I've moved my blog 'Message in a Milk Bottle' to a new URL -

http://messageinamilkbottle2.blogspot.co.uk/

- where it is now known as M2.
If you would like to - please do re-follow there!
Lucy

GAWO said...

Juleshopping? Ser ut som du har konsentrert seg mest om fotografering. Tøft bilde det av søylene!
God helg ønskes herfra.

GAWO said...

Juleshopping? Ser ut som du har konsentrert seg mest om fotografering. Tøft bilde det av søylene!
God helg ønskes herfra.

imac said...

What fantastic show of photos Rune, all taken with perfection my friend. - Including the famous Stephen Hawkins.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I like 4 and 5.
Angles. Picture perfect.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Love the taxi's and buses! I like your thought process, photograph where the tourists aren't.

Valerie said...

London! London! I knew by the second photo. Love the man walking between the columns and the street shot.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Oh how I enjoyed this city through your photographs. You add some dimensions that are not usually seen in travel photos -- enjoyed -- barbara

BlueShell said...

Amazing!
Oh...I bet is was not easy to communicate with him....
Greetings

HansHB said...

Flotte bilder og herlig tekst til. Elva var avslørende da.

Julehandel på deg eller?
London er en fasinerende by med mange fotomuligheter!

Petra said...

I love the last photo with its decoration and cabs, it makes me feel like Christmas is right around the corner!

Irene said...

Herlig serie ... under meg over om du i det hele tatt fikk tid til noe juleshopping :)

Sjøl skal jeg til Amsterdam i desember på "juleshopping". Men det blir nok mest foto og kos med mat og drikke.

Ha en fin ny uke!

Irén T. A. Færevaag said...

Heisann, og tusen takk for hyggelig kommentar om nattfotopåfunnet mitt :-)

Knallstilige og litt annerledes bilder fra London :-)

ladyfi said...

I'd love to meet Hawking!

Fab pics of London!

Reader Wil said...

Well, I have never seen London from those angles! Beautiful and intriguing! I like London and I have been there with my groups of students.
Thanks for your visit and comment. I feel flattered by it! Have a great week!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

well the taxis give it away - it is a city I don't really care for coming as I do from "up North" - love the photo looking out and the columns - good to know you are up and about and flying.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! How nice to get away for a while. It always helps one to appreciate home all the more, at least that's what getting away does for me. :)) I LOVE the bottom photo!

Starnitesky said...

I didn't guess until the last photo, welcome to UK, enjoy your stay. Superb photographs!

Marias Tusen og en Natt said...

Spennende bilder, får meg til å ønske meg på en tur med det samme!

truels said...

Rune, du har blik for at se en by på en spændende måde, så man bliver sulten efter mere. Jeg håber snart du flyver mod øst igen - og lander i århus eller København: Glæder mig til så at se "mine" byer i en nyt og spændende perspektiv!!

Ken Mac said...

wherever you go your photos amaze

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Woowh what a fun time you had. now did you get flat on your tummy to shoot the picture of the girl with the bike? would have loved to see that. hihih
I specialy love the last one it has a certain glow that makes this girl smile.
Happy times hugs Dagmar

Honest Abe said...

Stephen Hawkins is one of my favorite persons.

Banjo52 said...

You're right about the angles and different perspectives. And yours aren't just different--they're effective, especially the huge pillars. Well, that low angle on the boy with a bike is fine too--really makes the shot.

Bjarte Wergedahl said...

Flotte bilder fra 'over there'. Ja, det er ikke alltid så lett å ta gode bilder av det som 100 tusener har gjort før deg, men som du selv sier, synes jeg vinklingen er veldig bra gjennom hele serien, og får bildene til å skille seg fra mengden. Herlig.

Barbara Martin said...

Those wonderful black cabs of London that carry luggage, shopping bags and tourists hither and yon. Nice captures.