Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A beach in the South

The last posting was dedicated to a beach in the North. This time it is a picture taken a couple of weeks ago on a beach in the South (outside the village of Kalives on the Greek island Crete). Just for comparison...

Monday, October 22, 2007

A beach in the North

I spent some time time this summer in Lofoten in the county of Nordland in Norway. It is an area that is famous for its mountains, its island, its fisheries and many other things. Not so well known is the fact that it also has magnificent beaches, Like this one at Vikspollen. BTW, it is not an ordinary video, but a panorama made out of a number of pictures that has than been put through "pan and scan" in Adobe Premiere Elements 3.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Norwegian on Crete

This log is called Visual Norway, but that does not preclude the occasional picture from elsewhere as long as it is taken by a Norwegian. In this case me, since we have recently visited the Greece island of Crete. Millions of people have been there before, but for us it was the first time (but not the last!). The palace of Knossos is of course a must, going back as it does 3 - 4000 years. It is here represented by the restored red columns and three of the large "jugs" (or pithoi) that were used for storage of every imaginable thing.

But Crete is of course more than Knossos - in this case represented by the Lighthouse at the entrance of the harbour of the town Chania and a small passage in the village of Kalives.

But what is a beautiful island without food and drink? Here is a bit of both: