We´ve had the most fantastic weather this weekend. A long weekend that started with celebrating the Constitution Day and even had the day off today as it was the 2nd day of Pentecost. I went on long trips in the woods both Saturday and Sunday, and here are a few of the shots I took during my trips.
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.
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.
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
I finally took the camera with me to work today. It´s been a while. Of course, yesterday the weather was fantastic, today it was mostly grey. I didn’t have time for a lunch walk, but on the way home I walked to the part of the city that´s called Ila, and I went down to the river first, and then down to the marina on the other side of the main road afterwards. Here are a few shots from my afternoon trip.
Last Saturday I took a walk around and on the nearby pond, Kyvannet. I was going for a stroll with the baby (always a good excuse to walk a bit further and bring the camera). It was in the afternoon so the sun was setting and the light fading, but it was still a nice trip. The ice on the pond is thick enough for ice skating. We went there the weekend before too so that our 3 year old could practice with his new skates. There are always many families with children down at the pond in the weekends. Especially this January when there hasn’t been enough snow for skiing. This week that´s finally changed, so if if just stay below zero (Celsius) we perhaps finally can go skiing during the weekend ahead of us.
Yesterday, I brought my camera to work and went for a walk during my lunch break. It´s still raining every day, but luckily it wasn’t raining during my break, and actually the sun was barely visible every now and then too. I walked towards a part of the city called Bakklandet. An area where there was industry and where workers lived in wooden buildings. Today it´s a residential area with also small independent shops, galleries and cafés.
This wonderful café, established in 1997 in a building from the late 18th century, was recently named by the travel magazine National Geographic Traveler as the best café of 2012. The author said it just might be the coziest place in Scandinavia.