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.
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.
The Oslo Opera is and the surrounding area is, as you’ve probably noticed, one of my favourite places to take photos. I think the building itself is very nice and there’s also a lot of interesting photo opportunities in the neighborhood. On top of that it’s also in proximity to where I live and I’ve helped to build the Opera House (I worked in construction at the time).
Norwegian winter landscape.
Christmas holidays is here and it’s a perfect time to use the camera. The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “My 2012 in Pictures”. Some of these photos are grainy because I shot them handheld in low light, which means I had to crank up the ISO.
Check out these images/logos for the Weekly Photo Challenge 2013:
Random collection of landscape & mountain photos.
And here’s a song from yesterday’s post:
Earlier I wrote a comment where I mentioned that I’d finally managed to capture the rainbow this summer. Paula and Jeff asked me if they could see the result and I promised them that I would post it later on.
Well, now it’s ‘later on’ and this is the result of me chasing the rainbow this summer. Feel free to check out Paula’s blog: bopaula.wordpress.com.
You can find Jeff’s blog here: jeffsinonphotography.wordpress.com.
I’ve also posted another rainbow photo here: In the mist of the waterfall
Other related posts:
I’ve posted a lot of photos from Portugal lately and there’s still more to come, but to break up the posts a little bit and to keep some sort of variation in the blog: here’s some photos from Norway! Some of you might have seen my previous posts about the Stave Churches located in Valdres, or the post about the Ancient Grinding Mills? If you haven’t read them, you can find them all under the category Stave Churches.
Here’s another couple of photos from that same area that I felt like sharing. On the photos you can see the mountain range Jotunheimen as well as the mountains Grindafjellet and Syndin, while you catch up on your Norse Mythology.
Here’s a landscape photo that I shot in Valdres, Norway. If you want to see more landscape shots, add me on Google Plus.
The lake you see on the photo is Vangsmjøsa.
This turned out to be a perfect entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Sleepy people on their way to work. A christmas tree closing in on death. Christmas decorations, waiting to be packed and stored in cardboard boxes (where they’ll have to wait, just to repeat their short career’s around the same time next year). A tiger with a frozen head – they say you can rub his balls for good luck (OK, so I just made that up, but you can always try). A tram & a bus seen through the icy window of a bus. The central train station.
Early in the morning, hours before all the pick-pockets, junkies & drug dealers have arrived and started their business…
Are you suffering from the misconception that a life filled with rock’n'roll is easy living, comfort & no hard work? Well, if you read this story & have a look at these revealing photos, you will understand that you couldn’t possibly be more wrong: your illusions will burst and your thoughts will no longer be tainted! But is your tender mind really ready to handle the truth?
I’ve already written about Høre & Hedalen stave churches, but this will be my last (and shortest) post on Norwegian stave churches for a while. Just like the other two, Reinli stave church is also located in proximity to the main road (E16) that runs through Valdres, Norway. In the area called Valdres you’ll actually find 6 out of the remaining 28 stave churches in Norway. During the Middle Ages there was probably over 1000 stave churches in Norway and some believe it may have been as many as up to 2000 churches. (more…)
As some of you might know I’ve already written a post about the Norwegian Stave Church Høre. In my previous post you’ll find some general information regarding stave churches (and of course also about Høre), so if you’re interested in the subject you’ll hopefully find that post useful. First of all: Hedalen stave church can easily be confused with the similar named Heddal stave church, but these are two different stave churches and accoring to Captain Obvious they are to be found on separate locations. Hedalen stave church, which this post is about, is located in Sør-Aurdal, Valdres – in proximity to the main road called E16.
For decades now I’ve promised my readers a post about Stave Churches and here it is: The same weekend that we visited the Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, we also went to see some Stave Churches. Since they are all in the proximity, we figured: this has already turned out to be an “old Norwegian culture weekend, why not go for an overdose?” So, I hereby present the first presentation of Norwegian Stave Churches (if it’s too much to read for you, just enjoy the pictures):
There are many different types of grinding mills and many types of materials processed in them. Historically mills were powered by hand (mortar and pestle), working animal (horse mill), wind (windmill) or water (watermill). The grinding mills at Leine are water powered and situated next to a creek called Leineåne. There used to be 13 grinding mills at Vennis, but most of them were destroyed during the big flood back in 1860. Here you can see photos and read about this old Norwegian history. (more…)
The headline can be misleading as it is quite obvious that the horses are not wild, but I really like the idea of wild horses and the freedom they represent – running around with wind in your mane (trivia: did you know that the bows of violins, violas, and cellos are strung with horsehair?). According to Wikipedia, wild horses are almost extinct in this world and there’s only a very few that still lives on the Mongolian steppes. (more…)