October 21, 2014

Back to South of France (Leucat)

Back to South of France (Leucat)

It is time for a last tour to the South of France this year.

With plane from Oslo to Barcelona we enter the very South of France from Spain later in this week.

Next post will probably be in the coming weekend.

This photo from a summer visit to the old lighthouse and the cliffs at Leucat.

October 18, 2014

Valdres, Oppland, Norway - Blue hour in the mountains. October.

Valdres, Oppland, Norway - Blue hour in the mountains. October.

Just a blue hour as the day ends up at our place in the lower mountains of Norway southwest.

Have a fine weekend

October 16, 2014

Oslo, Norway. Oct. 16th. First snow this winter

Oslo, Norway. Oct. 16th. First snow this winter


The first snow have been fallen as displayed in this photo from the morning.
Still not enough to cover the soil - but maybe later in the day

This photo also used at accuweather.com

October 13, 2014

Frost II, Valdres, Oppland, Norway

 
Up in our mountain house in the lower central mountains, Norway we woke up this morning to -5C with the frost mist hanging over the little nearby pond.
 
Winter is ready to take over the landscape ☺️

October 11, 2014

Valdres, Oppland, Norway. Frost morning

 
Valdres, Oppland, Norway. Frost morning
 
We are up at our place in the low mountains in central Norway.
Tonight we had some frost (-3C) and the soil was typical grey and cold as you find it on such mornings.
 
This photo with the view from our mountain house up in Tisleidalen.
 

October 9, 2014

Valdres, Norway. Autumn by Strandafjorden

Valdres, Norway. Autumn by Strondafjorden

This time of the year. Autumn and shorter days before the first snow up here in the low mountains in Central Norway.

In our mountain house the temperature is now under 0C each night and the first wet snow is expected within a few days.

October 7, 2014

Tisleidalen, Valdres, Norway. Autumn moods


Tisleifjorden, Valdres, Norway under heavy clouds in October


Glimse of sun by the Tisleia River, Valdres, Norway

October 3, 2014

This time of the year in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway

 

On my road to our mountain house we pass valleys set in the colors of the fall.

Here some fine fall photos along a small lake in Nord-Aurdal, Norway.

September 30, 2014

A pink afternoon in the old town Stade outside Hamburg, Germany

A pink afternoon in the old town Stade outside Hamburg, Germany

The old town Stade was not bombed under the WWII and remains as it have been through the centurys.

Here in a pink version of a summer afternoon. This was the day before we had some serious rain, hail and thunder.

Below another afternoon version from the old harbor in Stade.



Cobbled street in old town, Stade

More from the net:
Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg).

The city has a population of around 45,152. Administratively, it is the seat of the Stade district which covers approximately 1,266 sq kms.

Water plays the most important part in Stade, which becomes evident at the Old Hansa Harbour with its pretty 17th-century houses, where there is the Fish Market with its reconstructed wooden crane and tread mill, framed by the walls of the quay and some splendid half-timbered houses. In the streets of the old town there are monuments of almost all historical architectural styles, ranging from Gothic to post-modern.

The first human settlers came to the Stade area in 30,000 BC. The city was founded in 994 and, in 1209, Stade received the "Stadtrecht" (town privileges).

In medieval times (from the 1200s to the late 1600s), Stade was a prominent member of the Hanseatic League, but was later eclipsed by Hamburg. Stade was also occupied by Sweden from 1645 to 1712, and some of the buildings built by the Swedes are still in use today. In 1355 and in 1712, Stade suffered a plague epidemic which killed at least 30-40% of the city's population. During World War II, Stade remained completely untouched by allied bombings.

September 28, 2014

Relaxed city life in the old town Stade outside Hamburg, Germany

Relaxed city life in the old town Stade outside Hamburg, Germany

The old town Stade was not bombed under the WWII and remains as it have been through the centurys. Here by a cafe along the canal in the old town.


Another biker in the cobbled streets of oldStade


Old town by the canal in Stade - 2 photos stitched

More from the net: 
Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg). The city has a population of around 45,152. Administratively, it is the seat of the Stade district which covers approximately 1,266 sq kms. 

Water plays the most important part in Stade, which becomes evident at the Old Hansa Harbour with its pretty 17th-century houses, where there is the Fish Market with its reconstructed wooden crane and tread mill, framed by the walls of the quay and some splendid half-timbered houses. In the streets of the old town there are monuments of almost all historical architectural styles, ranging from Gothic to post-modern. 

 The first human settlers came to the Stade area in 30,000 BC. The city was founded in 994 and, in 1209, Stade received the "Stadtrecht" (town privileges). In medieval times (from the 1200s to the late 1600s), Stade was a prominent member of the Hanseatic League, but was later eclipsed by Hamburg. Stade was also occupied by Sweden from 1645 to 1712, and some of the buildings built by the Swedes are still in use today. In 1355 and in 1712, Stade suffered a plague epidemic which killed at least 30-40% of the city's population. 

During World War II, Stade remained completely untouched by allied bombings.