Friday, November 30, 2012

Still Touring London


London is an international city. People from all over the world come to London. These have obviously come from Hollywood.


There are lots of things to do. For instance you can visit Madame Tussauds and look at some of the Live models.


If you are on a Bargain Hunt, you can visit places like this and for instance get a yellow bicycle,


or a couple of hundred old sewing machines.


But whatever you do, don't try to climb the wall of the Russian Embassy - even an old leaf can't get over.


And there is always a friendly pub where you can relax when your legs get too tired.

Have a nice Week-End!

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 ...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Eggs



You may have seen these eggs dotting the countryside in autumn. They may look like they were made by some incredibly large bird, but they were in fact made by tractors and contain grass. That is why we in Norway call them "Tractor eggs". I havn't a clue as to what they are called in English.

They are a popular subject among photographers as they lend themselves to a lot of creativity. One can play around with the colours around them,


or move closer in and convert it all to monochrome.

Have a nice Week-end!

Friday, November 09, 2012

58 Degrees North


My last post was from the far north of Norway. This one is from a comparable far south part of our country - The town of Arendal. The difference might give an indication of how long our little country is. From time to time we spend some days here and these photos were shot last Monday.



All photos are also from a small island called Hisøy which lies very close to the town centre, but you don't have to swim: You can take the small passenger ferry Kolbjørn across. It takes five minutes. An ideal solution. 


You can wander among small, well-kept, white houses. You might even meet one of the local inhabitants.


The local population takes pride in maintaining their houses (many go back at least to the 18th century) as nice as possible. Here it is an old fire station that is being rehabilitated.

And you never get a chance to forget that you are very close to the sea.

Have a nice Week-end!

Friday, November 02, 2012

70 Degrees North

Norway is more than my local area. Some of the most beautiful and special sights can be found in the far north. In this case on the north-eastern coast where M/S Polarlys is sailing into a mixture of clouds and The Midnight Sun.

Shot in the summer of 2011 an hour before midnight.

Have a nice Week-End!