On Monday we took a day trip to my in laws to pick up my oldest son who had visited his grandparents for a few days. The weather was fantastic, and as I’m sure some of my followers no by now, their farm is situated in a very beautiful area. Here is an Instagram shot from the farm looking towards the old “grandpa house”.
Yesterday, the 17th of May, we celebrated Norway´s constitution day. The 17th of May is very much a day for the children and there are children´s parades throughout the country. I went downtown to watch the parade with my youngest son. He liked it in the beginning, but got very quickly tired. So I only got a few shots from the celebration. But I was lucky enough that a colleague of mine wanted to pose for me in her national costume, called bunad. The national costumes are from different regions, and hers is from Nordland county. Mine is from the Gudbrandsdalen valley in Oppland county. The last shot is of me and my colleague taken by another colleague and friend of mine, Gro-Anita Mortensen.
On Sunday I took the boys to the folk museum. My oldest son enjoys spending time there, and my hope is that the youngest one will too eventually. It´s more fun in the summer time with an old tractor and plenty of animals like sheep, pigs, cows and hens. Still it was a nice walk around the museum, and I managed to take a few shots too.
Trøndelag Folk Museum, also called Sverresborg because of the fort that King Sverre had built there way back in the 12th century, is situated in Trondheim and dates back to 1909. The folk museum is a collection of buildings from all over the Trøndelag area (the counties of South and North Trøndelag, which basically is the mid-part of Norway). Most of the buildings are from the 18th and 19th century, with some exceptions.
1. An old fisherman´s cabin from the coast of Trøndelag.
2. The Haltdalen stave church. The church was built in the late 12th century, and there are still parts of it that dates back to the beginning, but it has also been restored and added to few times. The church is built up today as it looked like when it first was constructed. A stave church is a type of construction that uses framwork design with solid corner pillars, called staves. The church from Haltdalen is a very simple kind of stave church. The most famous ones in Norway are complex buildings with towers and decorations like dragon heads. Click this link to read more and see pictures of other stave churches.
4. The main house from a farm in the mountain area of Oppdal, almost 2 hours south of Trondheim. This was a great farm where they had plenty of resources so that they could show off their house with red paint at a time when most didn´t use pain on houses. To the right there is a small “stabbur”, and behind the buildings you can see what remains of the ruins of the old fort.
This week has been very busy at work with lots of meetings both here in Trondheim and in Oslo. I was in Oslo from Tuesday to Wednesday and took a few travelling shots with my phone.
1. On the plane on Tuesday
2. and 3. From the train station by the National Theatre
4. Sunset by the airport in Trondheim when we arrived on Wednesday evening at about 8.30 p.m.
So as some of you noticed from Friday´s post, we were visiting my husband´s parents this weekend. On Saturday, the weather was a bit grey to start with, but I had already decided that I wanted to go for a walk (with the baby carriage) towards the lake Eikesdalsvatnet. I took the upper road above the river on my way there, and then the road on the other side of the river on the way back. It was a 2 hours walk. And I of course stopped to take some pictures on the way. The weather improved during the trip, and when I came back home the weather was just perfect.
The village Eresfjord is situated between the fjord Langfjorden and the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, in the county of Møre & Romsdal. (There´s a map here, and you can zoom out so you can se where in Norway it is situated) It´s sparesely populated with beautiful surroundings. Next time I will take a walk the other way towards the center of the village and the fjord. Here are my photos from my Saturday walk.
1. The road upwards… I can tell you it´s quite heavy to push the baby carriage up there….
2. And this is what it looks like on the top behind the trees:
3. After the curve one has perfect view towards the lake.
4. I love this little lane of trees that leads from a nearby farm towards the lake.
5. Partly ice-covered lake with the surrounding mountains. Can you see the weather is improving?
7. Details from the quay. There is a tourist boat on the lake in the summers. I should go back during summer time if the weather is nice.
9. Another view
10. The mountain Goksøyra (1315 meters)
11. On the sunny side
12. After my walk we all gathered down by the river close to the farm and grilled hot dogs on a campfire. Here is the view from where we enjoyed life:
This weekend we are visiting my in laws. They live in a small village in Møre og Romsdal county, North-western part of Norway. It’s about 3 1/2 hours drive from Trondheim. I took two snapshots with the phone on our way there today. The first one is just after Oppdal, a mountain village south in Trøndelag county, about halfway. The second is just 10 minutes from my in laws. The village is just below those fabulous mountains at the end of the fjord. I hope the weather stays like this so I can go out with my proper camera tomorrow.
Today the weather was just too perfect to miss the opportunity, so I went in a bit late to the office and took the time to stop on the way to for a few minutes of photography. New snow over the night, and a nice, warming sun made it all so wonderful. (well, it´s all relative, I guess for all of you not living in Scandinavia, our sun in March is not very warming at all )
These shots are taken close to railway bridge called “Skansen” by the canal that comes in from the fjord, and also looking towards the Ila Marina and the lighthouse. (featured in a post not long ago - http://ingaphotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/ducks-and-boats-and-some-other-things/)
Maybe some day I need to share a map of the city with you so it would be easier for you all to understand where all these parts of the city are. Some day, not today
It seems as though I have got some dust or spots either on the lens or inside the camera. As you can see there are spots in the upper part. Very annoying. It´s only one year ago that I had my camera cleaned professionally. Well, I have tried to clean the lens (and the UV filter), sop hopefully that´ll help.
And last a shot from the lane “Drillveita”, a lane with old, traditional wooden houses. This lane is in the city centre, just a few minutes walk from my office.
I’m afraid there will not be much time for photography this week, so I thought I’d share with you some photos I took some years ago. It was a foggy winter day, and I went to the cemetery to capture the foggy mood. These photos are all from my Flickr photostream (not very active at Flickr these days, WordPress takes up all my time … ). I am posting them as they looked like when I first posted them to Flickr, I have not re-edited them. Enjoy