September 21, 2016

Waterfall in Valdres, Norway 3 photos stitched

Even a small waterfall can give a good expression when, as here, stitched with 3 photos.

A fine trout river up in the low mountains of Valdres with he name: Flya.

August 30, 2016

Have a look at my view in Valdres, Norway

I have a cottage up in the central lower mountains in Valdres, Norway.  And from the terrasse I can sit down and enjoy the view I have to the little lake a bit away.  Surrounded by trees and the green nature now in the summer time.

With some distance to other neighbours and urbanized areas it is a pleasure to enjoy the sounds of the nature.
The wind, the birds and some bypassing sheep's and cows - even moose, deer's and a seldom time a bear can be spotted.
For sure a good place to stay some days and weeks within the year.

August 1, 2016

Who turned on the light in Hillerød, Denmark?

Incredible light effect this afternoon in the town Hillerød in Denmark - quite close to Copenhagen

Kite training in Gilleleje. Denmark

A perfect day for kite training at the North Coast of Sealand in Denmark.  The small holiday village Gilleleje offer  grass and sand at the beaches right in the city center.

More from the net of Gilleleje in Denmark.
Gilleleje lies in Gribskov Municipality, at Sealand's northernmost point, Gilbjerghoved. The town has preserved many of the idyllic cosy streets and thatched houses built when it was a fishing village. Gilleleje is a lively tourist, commercial and fishing town. Its heart is the fishing port, Sealand's largest.

Soon to become friends. Hillerod Camp, Denmark

The two boys have started their contact with the boy sitting in the vintage camper car at Hillerød Camping in Denmark.  Soon they will all be playing together. Great daily life interaction.

The camp is situated right in the center of the town Hillerød. Very nice place that I can absolute recommend for people looking for a camp or a cabin in this part of Denmark

July 30, 2016

A sunny day at the Queens Castle Fredensborg, Denmark

What elegance and what a place for the Queen of Denmark - and this is only one of many castles to the Queens disposal. Incredible this Kingdoms still living in countries like Denmark and Norway.
What a super class paid mainly by the peoples taxes....

But of course we Norwegians know very well our Danish friends after being ruled by them for some 400 years until our own handling of the land started in 1814. then in a form of coop with the Swedish before we first in 1905 was "free" from our Scandinavian friends
- but of course where to find our new king if not in Denmark where their Price Karl become our first king in modern times as King Haakon 7.

The photo is made of a 2 photo stitch.

More of the Fredensborg Castle from the net:
At the end of the Great Northern War King Frederick IV asked architect Johan Cornelius Krieger, royal gardener to the court at Rosenborg Castle, to build him a small pleasure palace on the site of a farmyard named Østrup. Krieger built the French-inspired baroque palace 1720–1726, and the King himself took an active part in the planning of the building and grounds, and followed construction closely. The man responsible for the actual construction was General Building Master Johan Conrad Ernst, who was also responsible for the construction of Frederiksberg Palace.

While the building was still under construction Denmark–Norway and Sweden negotiated a peace treaty, which was signed July 3, 1720 on the site of the unfinished palace The treaty determined the fate of Skåne, which since that time has been a part of Sweden, and ended Denmark’s eleven-year participation in the Great Northern War. To commemorate the signing of the peace accord the palace was named Fredens Borg (lit. "Peace's Castle").

A rainy day at Fredriksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark

Rain and thunder was very present under some days we just enjoyed in the old town Hillerød in Denmark. Above  details from the sculptures in front of the old Fredriksborg Castle.

The madam fit for traversing rain and thunder in the Baroque Garden at the Castle.

More of Fredriksborg Castle from the net:
It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the early 17th century, replacing an older castle acquired by Frederick II and becoming the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. Frederiksborg Castle (Danish: Frederiksborg Slot) is a palatial complex in Hillerød, Denmark.

Situated on three islets in the Slotssøen (castle lake), it is adjoined by a large formal garden in the Baroque style.

Fredriksberg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark

You enter the palace through a narrow gate - and there you are with your normal lens - unable to catch the whole facade in just one photo.
The solution then is of course to make a stitch of 2 photos and have the whole façade included at a rainful day as it was under our visit in July.

A little more of this castle from the net:
Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4

To the left the Madam out in the Baroque Garden in the rain.

July 29, 2016

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

When on Northern Sjaelland - you better visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Here some samples from their art installations.
From the net:
Art, architecture and nature
A visit to Louisiana is an experience where art, architecture and nature is manifested to one.
Get an impression of the 'spirit of the place' as Louisiana's founder Knud W. Jensen called the atmosphere of Louisiana in their exhibitions

Find outside and inside art installations and/or participate in a guided tour.

July 17, 2016

Byrkjelo in Norway: Birthplace of Vikings (Photo: iphone6+)

The village Byrkjelo is not directly by the sea but some kilometers inland. With the dramatic setting between some mountains and the grey sky this day it sure was easy to think some connections far back in time - 1200 years back to around 800 AC when the Vikings was in their prime time raiding over the North Sea to the British Isles. It must have been fantastic to break out of such places locked in by the mountains and enter a longship to explore the big world.

Some more viking stuff from the net:
Think of the Vikings and it's not poetry, woodcarving and storytelling that spring to mind, but colourful images of horned helmets, berserkers, longships, Valhalla, the one-eyed god Odin and men dying sword in hand or drinking out of skulls.

And it’s true, the Vikings were pirates who came to plunder and kill, and they spread terror along Europe's coasts. But their reputation is not entirely fair: They were not just ruthless warriors, but also skilled traders, administrators and craftsmen in metal and wood, producing beautiful jewellery and artefacts that survive to this day.

The Vikings were also some of Europe's best storytellers and the Norse sagas continue to fascinate modern audiences. And, by the way, they did not have horned helmets: No self-respecting Viking would want to look like a cow.