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Silent Sunday: World War 2 hero and his bicycle in Oslo

When your country is taken over by 100 000 Germans, you get angry Sculpture of World War 2 hero of the resistance movement, Gunnar Sønsteby, placed where he was standing with his bicycle during the invasion on 9 April 1940, watching Nazi troops marching up Oslo‘s main street, Karl Johan.

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Silent Sunday: Town square at abandoned Pyramiden in Svalbard

The town square at the abandoned Russian settlement Pyramiden in the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic.

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Silent Sunday: House at hastily vacated Pyramiden in Svalbard

A ramshackle house at Pyramiden, a hastily vacated Soviet settlement in Arctic Svalbard

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The landscapes of Lista

At the southernmost tip of Norway is the mysterious ancient landscape of the Lista Peninsula, frequently hidden beneath a thin veil of ocean mist. I’ve spent many summers here, but a few months ago, I encountered the Lista landscape in late autumn: even more atmospheric then. Lista through history and beyond The Lista landscape is special, and packed with […]

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Silent Sunday: Petrol pump left behind, Pyramiden in the Svalbard Archipelago

Petrol pump left behind at the abandoned Soviet settlement Pyramiden in the Svalbard archipelago

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White (and a little blue): Winter in Norway

A quick, impromptu photo essay of Winter Norway today, as I just noticed this week’s #frifotos theme is WHITE. This is how early January usually looks up here (though looking out my window in the city centre of Oslo right now, not so much. The snow has come and gone… for the moment). I mentioned Sjangs in my last post, […]

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Silent Sunday: Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo

Holmenkollen ski jump on an overcast winter’s day – Oslo in Norway

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