Long Exposure Waterfall

This waterfall is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. Near the area called Nordeste – which means North-East in Portuguese. Related post: Botanical Garden Waterfall May Day at the Botanical Garden in Oslo She comes in colors everywhere mimisbrunnr

In the mist of the waterfall (weekly photo challenge – hidden)

I found the Photo Challenge this week to be very challenging, because I had too many ideas and too many photos to choose from (luxury problem). After having opted out a bunch of photos, I ended up with these photos shot at a secret location somewhere in Midgard (Miðgarðr as it is called in Old […]

The History of Tattoo Part 5: Japan

I kind of gave away this information in the title already, but in courtesy of those of you who missed it: this is my fifth article on this subject and I’ll concentrate on the tattoo history of Japan. The last article I published in this series was in January 2014. My plan back then was […]

Akerselva, Oslo

Akerselva (the Aker River) in Oslo divides the city. The river divides the city and it’s about 8.2 kilometres long, and has a difference in altitude of approximately 149 meters. The Old Norse name of the river was Frysja, and this old name has been revived as the name of a neighborhood along the river. […]


Açores,  Waterfall II From Wikipedia: In Norse mythology, Mímisbrunnr (Old Norse “Mímir’s well” is a well associated with the being Mímir, located beneath the world tree Yggdrasil. Mímisbrunnr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Both sources relate that […]

May Day at the Botanical Garden in Oslo

I know for a fact that many of my readers and many bloggers out there love photos of Flora. Some of them are even borderline obsessed with it. So, if you’re one of those who are obsessed, borderline obsessed or just enjoy photos of plants & flowers. Consider this your lucky day!

The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres

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 […]