28 novembre 2010

Stavanger (#2)

Plenty of islands to admire for our second and last day in Stavanger. Unfortunately too cold and too short time to visit everything, as usually ... but we will come back with a car, someday ... Sunday empty streets: And the very rich Oil Museum, with its impressive oil platforms: The diving industry, for oil companies ... unsuspected! Not so easy to drive a small submarine: Controversial issues, but interesting exhibitions! In a nutshell, Stavanger looked like a lively city to live in,... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2010

Stavanger (#1)

2 days to escape Trondheim ... in Stavanger: Charming city center: As every Norwegian city, it has to have a hill, with a surrounding tower: ... and some "old" area: Atmospheres ... Stones ... And perfection is such that there is even a (half-iced) lake, centrally located in the city center, so that seagulls can have a deserved rest: Please do not forget the classical picture sight: Less typical ... some 23 statues always looking in the direction of the sea,... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2010

Northern lights

Still no northern lights for us this winter, but we have great hopes, as the winter 2011 is supposed to host very high solar activity. Well, this is the perfect movie to wait :-) Aurora Borealis timelapse HD - Tromsø 2010 from Tor Even Mathisen on Vimeo. Those fantastic pictures were shot by Tor Even Mathisen, a photographer from NRK (a Norwegian TV channel), and awarded "Astronomy picture of the day" on the 23rd of November, by the NASA. He's living in Trømso, but who knows, we might have the same in Trondheim... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2010

Oslo, wood & snow

Short working session in Oslo. The main point was to speak about wood: And the hotel was quite perfect, with respect to the topic :-) Yes, it was actually the official hotel in Oslo, for Lillehammer Olympics ... From the hotel, the view is not so bad (Oslo and its fjord): Pure morning: A wooden bridge, for skiers! Oslo is kinda cool capital :-), which will be hosting the World championships for cross-country ski this winter! Already a huge event for all Norwegian people ... To close the... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

Sunday = ski

An ordinary ski session at our place: Just before sunset ... understand about 15h00 ;-) We ended up with 3 loops, which was not so bad :-)
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14 novembre 2010

Aure - bis !

I do not remember know exactly how, but since we ended up talking about Marx at 3.00 in the morning, the time devoted to explorations was slightly reduced the day after. Fortunately, we managed to steal some precious minutes of daylight to lie on the beach: Grass or sand, we chose both: And yes, we could even add a caribbean lagoon touch to our week end ... (please enjoy the very slippy road on the bottom right corner ... we did!) ... except for the rain maybe? Takk for turen guys!
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13 novembre 2010

Aure!

Time to go on the road again ... ! You said roads? Here is the secret, in Norway, there are no roads, only landscapes: Snillfjord 2 hours driving dreaming, or so, in the south-west direction, mainly following the coast ... By the way, here is the proof there are no roads in Norway ... at least during winter :-) More snow ... :-) And here is the view from the superb natural border between Sør-trøndelag and Molde og Romsdal counties. Outstanding! It is always great to practise a bit snow... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2010

Grand opening!

... of the ski season! 19h, -11°, and plenty of snow :-) No real tracks: ... and sometimes some wild snow :-) The last downhill part: Back to the (nice) starting point ... Yeepeeeeee !
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08 novembre 2010

Back home (North)

20 cm + 50 cm are not always same as 70 cm, when it comes to snow falls. Still, it is enough to really feel like home, after a 15 deg. european trip ... Monday morning in/from our garden: OK, let's say 60 cm ... ... of very light and soft snow: The new winter atmosphere in our street: And, yeah, about 50 m from the office :-) Sorry about that ... ;-)
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06 novembre 2010

More south ...

That's about it :-)
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