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The Norwegian war on Christmas

I hear Americans go on about a war on Christmas because someone says “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. Bizarrely, Norway seems to be showing up the Americans on how to actually wage a war on Christmas. There are some true and some fake stories about a war on Christmas here in Norway. From a […]

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Operating systems: Organic versus digital showdown

Prologue: On the way home from a midnight birdwatching session, I saw two tawny owls. First one by the side of road, and another atop a lamp post. Beautiful birds, calmly staring back at me. The myth is that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. The truth is, we can, but we might need a […]

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Wordless Wednesday – If Dr. Seuss made rain gutters

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Signage

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Golden state

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Salt lamp

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Fruit furniture

Wordless Wednesday

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Håkonshallen – and Grandpa

This is a response to the comments on my Wordless Wednesday post showing a part of Håkonshallen, especially Alice’s thoughts that it looks like a prison. Nothing could be further from the truth so I thought I’d give you a whole post about that. First, the pronounciation of Håkonshallen (the hall of Håkon): That funny […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Sound waves

Wordless Wednesday by Bergen sculptor Bård Breivik

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Wordless Wednesday – King of Pop

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Wordless Wednesday – Perforated

Wordless WednesdaySculpture outside the main mail processing and distribution center, Bergen

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Meissen porcelain

One of the excursions out of Dresden was a morning visit to the town of Meissen. That told me nothing until it was announced that we were visiting a porcelain factory. Then a memory stirred in the back of my mind about Dresden and porcelain, and I had the sense to appreciate what I was […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Height

Wordless WednesdayCourtesy of xkcd – because it wowed me.

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Meet Martin Luther

I do have more to tell – or show, really – from Dresden and the rest of my trip. I just sort of have to figure out how to pare down all the photos. And figure out what to say. The truth is that I have some gorgeous photos from Dresden – and nothing to […]

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From ocean to river

My trip to Berlin was enjoyable in part because I got to travel by train (through very beautiful scenery but impossible to get a good picture of)… …and by ferry from Oslo down to Copenhagen (and home again from Kiel). I am used to thinking of international ferry trips from Bergen which have to cross […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Camper art

Wordless WednesdayThis odd pornographic art exhibit was on display in Voss last Friday.

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Gray, no way! (And yay!)

Tim’s comment that the color of the wild roses on yesterday’s post was soothing, got me thinking. The more I looked at the brilliant magenta of the roses, the more I realized that although the color is strong, it does not agitate. And that got me thinking about some other colors. There is some major […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Graffitis

Wordless Wednesday

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At the fountain

Lured by a free outdoor concert I took a trip to town on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Me and my camera. Among the things I wanted a picture of was the sparrows’ favorite drinking spot. I had noticed them a couple of times before as I walked by on other occassions. They had found the […]

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My favorite art exhibit

An annual rite for me is to go to the tourist information office and pick up the season’s new guide to Bergen. It’s just as useful to us locals as it is to the tourists. The tourist information office used to be on Bryggen, the old wharf, a logical place but the office itself was […]