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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ocean of Roses


 After the tragedy in Oslo and Utøya people started to cover the city senter with flowers. An 'Ocean of flowers' began to grow outside the Oslo Cathedral. 
 The flowers and greetings are symboles of sorrow, in memory of and hope.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

After the tragedy on Utøya and in Oslo - Norway will stay strong

Maria Mena (norwegian artist) - Mitt lille land (with pictures from the last days)

The tradgey of the killings of young people on Utøya and the explosion in Oslo was even larger than we ever could imagine. Over 70 people were killed. The people of Norway are in sorrow. But we will stay strong.

Prableen Kaur- tells in her blog about her experience in the critical hours at the island Utøya (in norwegian): http://prableen.origo.no/-/bulletin/show/672218_helvete-paa-utoeya
From international news:

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shocking day for Oslo

Today it was a terribel bomb attack in Oslo center at the government building and shooting at kids at a youth camp at Utøya outside Oslo.
My thoughts and blessings goes to all the people in Oslo and at Utøya, the injuried people and the family and friends of the people that are no longer with us..

I and my family and friends that I know about are fine. Im not in Oslo today.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

World Ski Championship in Oslo 2011: VM-SHOW AND MEDAL CEREMONY




 (Click on pictures to enlage)

Every evening during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship there was free entertainment in the centre of Oslo. There were outdoor conserts and a medal cermony at a large spectacular stage at the University Square.

Thursday 24th of February, the same day as the norwegian cross country skier Marit Bjørgen won here first Gold medal in Ladies Sprint during the championship there was a great show on stage with the norwegian designers of Moods of Norway, dancers and several famous norwegian artist. The artists Madcon, Arve Tellefsen, Ralph Myerz, Satyricon, Mariann Rosa and Wenche Myhre performed.

I took this pictures for Oslo Nights and Canon Norway. See more pictures and read about the show on Oslo Nights webpage.
I was lucky to borrow the newest Canon telezoom lens EF 70-200 mm f/2,8 L IS II USM from Canon this evening. It was great to try, and I really wish I had that lens!! 

The officical World Ski Championship page: http://www.oslo2011.no/
My photos from Ski-Jumping and The Ice-Scultures in this blog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

World Ski Championship in Oslo 2011: SKI-JUMPING IN HOLMENKOLLEN

Ski Jumping "Large hill, team Men" 5th of March in Holmenkollen during the World Ski Champioship in Oslo. Norway came on second place this time, Austria first and Slovenia third. Total Norway won most medals of all the participating countries during the championship; 8 gold medals, 6 silver and 6 broze. 
See all results here: 
http://www.aktivioslo.no/ski-vm/resultater-skivm-2011.php (norwegian)
Feel more of the atmosphere this day in the video below

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

World Ski Championship in Oslo 2011: ICE SCULTURES

Giant ice sculptures in Karl Johan street in the city senter during the World Ski Championship in Oslo februar and march this year. 30 artist collaborated to create 8 ice innstallations inspired by the norwegian artist Edvard Much.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Afternoon at the Opera

On top:  
The scuplture She Lies by Monica Bonvicini, in front of the Opera, unveiled 10th May 2010.

"A Monument to a state of permanent change." (Monica Bonvicini)

She Lies is a monumental sculpture built out of stainless steel and glass panels that measure approximately 12 x 17 x 16 m. The piece is permanently installed and floats amidst the fjord on the water. By turning around its own axis in correspondence to the tides, the sculpture offers changing views through the reflections on the mirrored and semitransparent surfaces.

Bonvicini's sculpture is a three dimensional interpretation of Caspar David Friedrich's painting Das Eismeer, 1823-24. It is particularly referring to the central motive of the work: the massive piles of ice that function as a symbol for power and magnificence of the north.

"The synthesis of structure/skin/ornament explore the interface between nature and culture, or that of a cultural artefact. While reconstructing a famous Romantic painting, the work represents in a visual striking way the shape of an iceberg, as if one would have, by circumstances due to the global warming, ended up in the fjord in front of the opera house. A built ruin in best modernistic style, the sculpture on water will stand for a permanent state of erection/construction." (M. Bonvicini)

Thursday, January 13, 2011



 Sjøflyhavna Kro er en oase ved vannkanten på Fornebu med utsikt over Oslofjorden. Sjøflyhavna ble bygget på 1940-tallet som ekspedisjonsbygning for sjøflytrafikken. Men behovet for en egen sjøflyhavn viste seg å være overdrevet, så stedet ble omgjort til cafe.
I dag er stedet rehabilitert til et spisested med flott retrospektivt og maritimt miljø. Jeg liker godt stedets spesielle atmosfære og den lekre maten! Prøv feks den kjente Sjøflyburgeren.
Sjøflyhavna Kro har åpent året rundt, nå på vinteren er stedet ypperlig for en søndagsutflukt eller f.eks en lunsj-date.

Hvor: Martin Linges vei 57 på Fornebu, Buss 31 til IT-Fornebu/Snarøya
Når: Tirsdag-lørdag 11-15, søndag 11-20 (åpningstider forandres sommerhalvåret)
Tlf: 95494916
Mer info og meny:  http://www.sjoflyhavna.no/

Med Lysløypa kan du spise 2 for en på Sjøflyhavna Kro.

Spis to for en på restauranter og cafer i Oslo.
"I tilegg til å være en god grunn til å invitere med deg noen ut, vil Lysløypa forhåpentligvis gi deg inspirasjon, eller rett og slett et lett spark i baken, slik at du vil våge deg ut av sofan og oppsøke nye steder, høre ny musikk og sjekke ut ny kunst." 
- Lysløypa 2011 


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