Yesterday it was the 17th of May, the national day of Norway where we celebrate the constitution. Here’s a few photos from yesterday. If you want to see more photos, I shot many last year. You can also read about the 17th of May in the blog nebraskaenergyobserver.
I was planning to take a lot of photos, but as we arrived downtown it started raining heavily. When we managed to escape the rain we were already soaking wet, so we returned home.
More patterns here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/
Got up early and shot these today. Also had time to sit down and post them in the blog. In other words: plenty of time today.
An autumn photo of Akerselva:
This is the photo from my previous post from this area:
EDIT: I’ve added a widget on the right side of my blog so that the archive is available for those interested.
The theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Culture. I choose to showcase these recent photos from a culture clash that took place in Oslo. The gypsies have illegally occupied a building called Borgen in Gamlebyen, Oslo. This building is going to be demolished because it’s in the way of a new train route. The owner of the building is the Norwegian State Railways and they needed help from the police to empty the building of its illegal occupants.
Just came back from the shop after buying some new toys: a ND16 filter from ProZigma and a Hähnel Giga T Pro 2 remote. I’m looking forward to play with my new toys!
EDIT: Here’s a couple of shots taken with the ND16 filter. Now I don’t have to wait until the sun goes down before I can capture the movement of the trains.
A photo from the hospital Ullevål Sykehus.
With our newborn son safely installed at home I can safely say that it’s busy days lately, so I’m not that active online as I used to be. There’s not enough time to comment, read blogs, write posts and process photos in between the diapers, feeding, house chores and work. I won’t excuse myself and say that I’m sorry, because I’m not. Anyway, Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress again. The theme (apparently for the second time) is: up. This is my interpretation, a photo of some roses we got from a friend when our son was born:
It used to be a petrol station here. Now they’ll build some housing units. Last weekend (13 & 14th of April 2013) there were 2 rapes in this area: one gang rape in a parking garage, plus one the next night where a woman was knocked senseless from behind before she was raped.
C8H10N4O2? The chemical formula for caffeine: Carbon 8, Hydrogen 10, Nitrogen 4, Oxygen 2.
Caffeine is the world’s most used drug: 90% of North American adults consume caffeine daily. For a long time I was planning to shoot these photos, the only thing I had to do was to go and buy some beans, so when Pierre from South Africa sent me coffee beans I had no reason to postpone it.
The organically grown beans Pierre sent had a very mild and fruity flavor and they were roasted at Espressolab Microroasters in South Africa. After the beans were grinded, we had to mix it with some locally roasted, strong, black coffee, in order to give it the kick that we need. Coffee is definitely a drink that has changed the world.
Check out Pierre’s blog: vasgevang.co.za
Pierre and I were connected through Jen: ohmyomiyage.wordpress.com
Wikipedia on caffeine: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
Here’s a draft that I made a couple of weeks ago from a photo walk with some other photo geeks.
This is the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in Norway. I can’t afford to eat there, but at least I can afford to sneak around outside, taking pictures at night.
Hopefully you already know this, but I will tell you anyway: you can click the image to enlarge it and then click it again to enlarge it even more.
One B/W and one color photo:
Enjoy your ride on this planet. No-one knows how long the ride will last, we only know that we’re all in it for life.
I sincerely hope that your stay will be wonderful and I’ll do my best to give you a good start.
Schweigaardsgate is one of Oslo’s many disgusting streets. The cold wind blows through it, at nights it’s always empty and now they’re erecting tall, public office buildings, to make sure that Schweigaardsgate will be even more dead, cold and deserted in the night-time.
Here’s a couple of shots of the Ford that I posted yesterday:
Originally this was written as a school assignment about Body Art Among the Natives of America. If I’d followed a chronological order this article should have been published in between my previous two articles (you’ll find them both here: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/), but it simply didn’t cross my mind until afterwards…
From my first article in this series you’ll might remember (or you can look it up) that we, through archeological evidence can trace tattooing in Polynesia back to as early as 2000 BCE. You’ll also remember the stories about Captain James Cook and his crew and how they adopted the Tahitian word “ta-tu” or “tatau” when describing this practice. We also had a look at the early American history of tattoo, but I skipped the earlier part about the American history of tattoo – the one about the Indians (today more politically and geographically correct known as Native Americans).
This is the longest article in this series so far and it’s almost like a long list of cultural features among the different tribes and their tattoo techniques. I had to leave out a lot of information about the different tribes and the customs, but if you’re interested you can find more info in the link section.
As many of you already know I’ve asked readers for submissions of tattoo photos and people have sent me their pictures, but for this article I naturally had to find illustrations online (none of my readers are 1800′s native americans…) In the next couple of articles we’ll be looking at the history of tattoo in modern times and then I’ll use readers photos as illustrations.
Video clips from «The Tallest Man on Earth». He performed live in Oslo on the 13th of February 2013.
The quality is not so good, because the Canon Ixus 130 does not produce the best results under these light conditions. The zoom is also pretty useless, but here are some video clips from the concert:
Finally the holidays have arrived and with it came the spring, or at least a small taste of it. We went for a walk yesterday and, as always, I brought my camera.