July 5, 2015

The little StaveChurch in the mountains. Golsfjellet, Norway

The little StaveChurch in the mountains. Golsfjellet, Norway

Scaling is difficult. The small StaveChurch here is like a doll house as it can anly have some 15 visitors to be filled up.

The small copy of the StaveChurch was build to a nearby hotel owners daughter -  just4fun some years ago.

Today from time to time also used for small weddings.

Situated close to the Oset Hotel at Golsfjellet, Norway.


Some "ghosts" in the small mountain chapel

June 27, 2015

White summer in Norway

White summer in Norway

Even in the end of June the snow is covering most of the mountains in Central Norway. The peak in the back, Skogshorn is app. 1.700 m altitude and is normally this time of the year snowfree.

Where did the global warm up go in this part of the world?


The Madam and Alexander enjoy the +10 C in the Norwegian summer - hiking in the mountains

June 23, 2015

In the end or the beginning of Gøta / Gota Canal, Sweden

In the end or the beginning of Gøta / Gota Canal, Sweden

The old man is sitting on his bench looking out to the big inland sea Vaneren where also the molo indicates the start of the Gøta canal in the little village Sjøtorp.


From the same area including the first canal lock and the office of the Canal company - in the yellow building.

From the net:
Göta Canal This early 19th century canal connects giant Lake Vänern in the north and Lake Vättern in the south in West Sweden. 
 Its entire stretch includes 66 locks, rivers and lakes. There are various ways of travelling the canal; in style aboard a steamship cruiser, or under your own steam by kayak, canoe, bike, or by walking. 

June 19, 2015

Sailing in Gøta / Gota Canal, Sweden

Sailing in Gøta / Gota Canal, Sweden

Right in the middle of a green vegetation and cornfields a big sailing boat is traversing the beautiful Gøta Canal after having passed the first canal lock in Sjøtorp by the shores of the big inland sea Vaneren.


In another lock an old Norwegian fishing cutter is waiting for the lock to fill up.

June 18, 2015

Rogstorp bridge by Gøta / Gota Canal, Sweden

Rogstorp bridge by Gøta /Gota) Canal, Sweden

Idyllic placed along the canal you find this yellow house right by the old bridge at the Gøta Canal.

The photo here is a stitch of 2.

From the net:
Göta Canal This early 19th century canal connects giant Lake Vänern in the north and Lake Vättern in the south in West Sweden. 
 Its entire stretch includes 66 locks, rivers and lakes. There are various ways of travelling the canal; in style aboard a steamship cruiser, or under your own steam by kayak, canoe, bike, or by walking. 



Landscape along Gøta Canal

June 17, 2015

The gospel ship "Shalom" in Gøta (Gota) Canal, Sweden

The gospel ship "Shalom" in Gøta (Gota) Canal, Sweden

A suprising meeting along the canal.
As we close in to the lock in Lyrestad we hear joyful song from the ship coming up in the canal.
It is the gospel ship "Shalom" crossing this canal.

  See and listen to a short video right here:

June 16, 2015

Biking along Gøta (Gota) Canal, Sweden

Biking along Gøta (Gota) Canal, Sweden

A super day for biking along the beautiful Scandinavian landscape surrounding Gøta Canal between the start of the canal in Sjøtorp (Sjotorp) and the small village Tøreboda (Toreboda).

From the net:
Göta Canal This early 19th century canal connects giant Lake Vänern in the north and Lake Vättern in the south in West Sweden. 
 Its entire stretch includes 66 locks, rivers and lakes. There are various ways of travelling the canal; in style aboard a steamship cruiser, or under your own steam by kayak, canoe, bike, or by walking.




The madam on her way along the beautiful Gøta Canal

June 14, 2015

Göta canal, Sweden: Afternoon by Tøreboda

Göta canal, Sweden: Afternoon by Tøreboda

We had some fine days along this old canal crossing through some great Swedish Landscapes.
For us perfect for some biking along the canal a few days in June.


A little earlier in the afternoon - a view towards the guest harbor in Tøreboda.






The madam enjoy the fine afternoon at our camp by the shores of the Göta Canal.










From the net: 
Göta Canal
This early 19th century canal connects giant Lake Vänern in the north and Lake Vättern in the south in West Sweden. 
Its entire stretch includes 66 locks, rivers and lakes.There are various ways of travelling the canal; in style aboard a steamship cruiser, or under your own steam by kayak, canoe, bike, or by walking.

June 8, 2015

Oslo Central Station (Norway)- present facade..

Oslo Central Station (Norway)- present facade..

Patterns en gros.
The plaza outside Oslo Central Station.
Maybe they have planned some gay festival or whatever...
..at least the rainbow is for sure here this fine Sunday in June.


The entrance to the old Central station in Oslo - Østbanen

June 7, 2015

The most idyllic and welcoming township at the West coast of Sweden: Fjallbacka



A perfect day in this small place along the Swedish West Coast. 
Fjellbacka - really a place to enjoy with the small streets, the fine little mountain Vetteberget to hike by and the cosy environment by the sea.


Also in stitch of 2 photos you can see the significant church and the small mountain Jetteberget raise as a wall behind Fjallbacka.


A final look to the small city as we follow the road from our nearby camp and into the city.

More of Fjellbacka from wiki

Fjällbacka is locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.

Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.

Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.

Notable Residents:
The actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.

Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka.

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