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Have camera, will wander

There were only two things planned today: My haircut and taking some pictures of a Bergen still enjoying summer. OK, a vague third plan: Getting off the bus one stop after the usual one. That last was due to the surprise I gave myself going to the Paul Simon concert last month: The bus stop […]

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Travel and other thought-provoking summer events

10 days in a bus can still teach one a thing or two. Like how asphalt will tent in extreme heat, blocking the whole autobahn. Or how upsetting Norwegians find dealing with older German tourists who speak fondly of their time in Norway back in the 40’s (I’m sure some US GI’s have made the […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Gallus Gallus

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Bats, birds and turbines

Sailing out from Copenhagen, on the ferry bound for Oslo, we pass by a long line of wind turbines standing tall out in the water. As “green” as I am, I have never liked the looks of the modern three-bladed wind turbine. There is something about them that bothers me. When I watch them turn, […]

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Oppholdstillatelse / residence permit – news

Damen hos politiet ba meg bruke jungeltelegrafen. Om hva? Jo, at nå skal det bli slutt på “stempel” i passet, dette innlimte arket med dårlig bilde og gyldighetsdato. I juni begynner ny ordning med et plastkort (sikkert med like dårlig bilde) og to års gyldighet. Kortet ordnes med personlig fremmøte (som nå), men sendes i […]

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Wordless Wednesday – A native Californian

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Longing for more of this

Wordless Wednesday

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Where I was on Wordless Wednesday

Somewhere on the bus on the way back to the airport I realized that there was no Wordless Wednesday post this week. And since two-day seminars way up on 815 meter high mountain tops tend to knock a body out, I’m getting around to posting some photos for you only now. The nice thing about […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Study in black and white

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Moonrise

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Snow day!

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – At the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

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The next half

New Year’s Eve. The day when people are either scrambling to get food and champagne for the evening’s festivities or are contemplating what resolutions to make for the coming year – or both. For me, 2011 is the start of the next half century of my life. I was 50 in December. It was actually […]

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Wordless Wednesday – French textures

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Wordless Wednesday – Windpowered

Wordless Wednesday

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Bonjour

I don’t advertise vacation time anywhere online because I’m told that if I do that, I may as well leave the key to my place under my mat. But it sure is nice to just disappear and come back and discover I’ve been missed. Very nice, and I love the two of you who have […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Lounge act

Wordless Wednesday

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Remnants

Comments here and there in the blog world, prompted the question about whether or not I had kept anything from childhood. The answer is no. Both times I left California (age 8 and age 20) for Norway, it never occurred to anyone in the family that it would be for an extended stay and so […]

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Neither here nor there

Earlier this week, in a comment on my Halloween post, Protege asked me a question: Do I ever feel the urge to return to California for good, or do I feel Norwegian at this point? My answer was neither. Although many people believe I am Norwegian, I’m not. Not even by blood. I am a […]

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Meat market and other memories

Wednesday’s photo was taken from a bus stop at one of Bergen’s main intersections, between our historic, Hanseatic wharf “Bryggen” and our open-air fish market. In the comments, Alice asked me what the building in the middle was, and this was my reply: The building in the middle with the stepped gable used to be […]