Weekend Photo Walk in Oslo

On Saturday I went for a photo walk with some friends and it resulted in this random gallery:

Check out these weekend posts from other bloggers:

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)

Mountain Silhouette

I shot this mountain silhouette photo in January/February 2014 when we were in Alta, Norway.


If you missed my previous posts on Alta, you’ll find them here:

You can also find more silhouette photos in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge:

Trollstigen & Trollveggen Part 2

Here’s a follow up from yesterdays post with another gallery from Trollstigen & Trollveggen.

Trollstigen & Trollveggen

These photos are from Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) & Trollveggen (The Troll Wall) in Norway.

Check out WordPress for more zigzag photos: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/
Here’s part 2: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/trollstigen-trollveggen-part-2/

The Seafood Museum in Ålesund

Enjoy these photos from the aquarium, or the seafood museum like I call it, in Ålesund, Norway.

Atlanterhavsparken is the official name and it’s one of the largest saltwater-aquariums in northern Europe.

See more photos from the mysterious underwater world: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/the-underwater-world-weekly-photo-challenge-%E2%80%93-wonders/

Check out monochrome photos in this excellent post: http://leannecolephotography.com/2014/07/30/mm22-monochrome-madness-week-22/

Another Panoramic View of Ålesund

Panoramic view of Ålesund. Shot with Canon Ixus 130

Panoramic view of Ålesund. Shot with Canon Ixus 130

I loved this view and wanted to share another panoramic photo of Ålesund. This was shot earlier this summer with my Canon Ixus 130. If you missed my previous post, it’s here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/a-trip-to-alesund-norway/

A trip to Ålesund, Norway


Panoramic view of Ålesund

It’s been quiet in this blog lately. I had to finish up a whole lot of stuff at work before I could start my vacation and then we had a family member for a visit. We rented a car and drove to Ålesund – a city in the North Western part of Norway. It was a very long drive, but the city and the area was beautiful & spectacular, so it was worth it!

I hope you’re all having a great summer! More photos from Ålesund and the surrounding area will be posted later.


Mountains near Trollstigen.


Impressions from Alta

IMG_2412As you know from my last post, we recently went for a visit to Alta. I’ve separated the photos in two galleries. The first gallery is photographed with my Canon Ixus 130 pocket camera. The second gallery is shot with my Canon EOS 600D – which is a much better camera than the pocket one – but, interestingly enough, when we were at the ice hotel Sorrisniva, my EOS600D couldn’t handle the white balance, no matter which settings I used. So in this first gallery, the photos from Sorrisniva have more correct colours than in the second gallery.
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Maaemo Restaurant, Oslo

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.

Maemo, I'm secretly stalking you in those dark nights.

Maaemo, I’m secretly stalking you in those dark nights.

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.

Spring time in Oslo

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.


Gallery: Details from the Oslo Opera

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).

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White Christmas in Norway

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:




She comes in colors everywhere…

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. 

Finally I managed to capture the rainbow this summer.

Finally I managed to capture the rainbow this summer.

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:

The Home of the Giants: Jotunheimen

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.

Jotunheimen, Valdres.

Jotunheimen, Valdres.

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.

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Good Morning Oslo!

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…

Good Morning Oslo. Have a nice day!

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The Cold Truth of the Rock’n’Roll lifestyle

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?
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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