Hedalen Stave Church – Revisit

This summer a tattoo artist friend of mine from New Zealand came for a visit. She spent a week here and since Oslo is a small city it only takes a few days to see everything this city has to offer, so we decided to go hiking in Jotunheimen for couple of days. On the way there we made a stop at Hedalen Stave Church. 

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Magic Reflections in Marseille

It’s not magic – it’s only reflections, but reflections can be a lot of fun for a photographer.

I captured these when I visited Marseille a couple of weeks ago.

More photos from Marseille:

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

Here’s the reason I went to Marseille:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/salon-international-du-tatouage-marseille/

Ocscarshall Slott 2015

On Saturday 12.09.2015, the annual National Photo Walk (I’ll refer to it as NPW2015 from now on) was held in Norway. Anders Beer Wilse was a guy with a camera that lived in the old days.

Anders Beer Wilse - Ocscarshall Slott 1847. Bygdøy, Oslo. Norsk Folkemusem.

Anders Beer Wilse – Ocscarshall Slott 1847. Bygdøy, Oslo. Norsk Folkemusem.

At some point in 1847, Anders decided to bring his gear and head out to Bygdøy, a peninsula in Oslo, where he photographed Ocscarshall Slott (Oscarhall Castle). Then, much later, someone invented the internet and after that again, Norsk Folkemusem (Norwegian Folk Museum) decided to post his photos on their website. If Anders was alive today, he probably would have been a passionate photo blogger with a boring, normal job.

Approximately 168 years after Anders, I brought my camera and headed out to Bygdøy for the NPW2015. The theme of NPW2015 was “My Saturday”, but as a side-mission/bonus-mission we could walk in Anders’ footsteps and replicate his stuff. The image that I shot, is part of my «Then & Now»-series. You can check out my previous entries by following the tag: «Then & Now»

Cardinal Guzman - Ocscarshall Slott 2015. Bygdøy, Oslo.

Cardinal Guzman – Ocscarshall Slott 2015. Bygdøy, Oslo.

Oscarhall was probably someone’s happy place at some point… https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/happy-place/

 

 

 

Winter at The Folk Museum

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Winter scene from the Folk Museum at Bygdøy, Oslo.

During the weekend we visited the Folk Museum at Bygdøy, Oslo. They held a Yule market there and it was extremely crowded and horrible, but I did get some nice shots – this being one of them.

Ancient Oppland

This is a short break from the portrait week that will continue after this post. These are photos of an old building that I saw somewhere in Oppland, Norway.

The “Ancient Oppland”-post was already scheduled because of Leanne Cole’s «Monochrome Madness!! Challenge», that she publishes on Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings.

Rosekyrkja – The Rose Church

The Rose Church in Stordal

The Rose Church is an octagonal wooden church dating from 1789 C.E. It is famous for its wall paintings which cover the whole church’s interior. The paintings depict scenes from the Bible and stylized floral decoration in typical Norwegian style.

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The City Center of Ålesund – Gallery

Enjoy my last post from Ålesund – a photo gallery with random photos.

«Ålesund is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.» (Wikipedia)

Crowne Plaza City Center, Tel Aviv

This is Crowne Plaza City Center (the building on the right) and Bezek. 

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Bezek (bibezek) is Israel’s leading internet and international telecommunications provider.

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Check out these related posts in other blogs: 

Østblokka – The Eastern Bloc

Last week I entered this photo for Leanne & Laura’s «Monochrome Madness Challenge». 
Østblokka - The Eastern Bloc

Østblokka – The Eastern Bloc

The unofficial name (which is basically only used/known by locals) of this apartment complex in Oslo is «Østblokka».
Østblokka means Eastern Bloc and it refers to the architectural style of the building, which resembles the style used in the old communist countries of Europe – in the Eastern Block. 
Make sure to check out Leanne and Laura’s Monochrome Madness. This week I sent them a B&W photo of some kids that are playing football in Jerusalem – some you might have seen it in my blog before, but there’s a lot of entries from other bloggers that are worth a look.

Stave Churches in Norway: Reinli Stave Church

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.  Continue reading

Stave Churches in Norway: Hedalen Stave Church

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.
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The Opera House in Oslo (Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows)

I’ve already posted a picture from a violent demonstration for the weekly photo challenge this week, but the picture I posted was from my back-catalog and a few years old, so this morning I figured I’d grab the camera and head out for a fresh photo shoot.
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Stave Churches in Norway: Høre Stave Church

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):

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