This is an old school building in the city centre of Kristiansand known as Kongensgate skole (the Kings street school). The building itself was built 1897-1899, and the architect was Richard Mauritz Tønnesen. As a fun fact about the building, you might see that there is a difference in the windows on the building. It was apparently meant to be that the different floors of the building had windows with a different shapes.
The building is no longer in use as a school, and has been used for multiple things the last couple of years, including plays and a place for beggars and others to spend the night in the winter. It is currently being discussed what is to be done with the place, and it seems it will be turned into apartments at some point.
This picture was taken in mid-February 2017, where the streets Kongens gate and Holbergs gate cross, and the building is situated.
Tomorrow is the 17th of May, which is a big deal in Norway. This picture was taken 17th of May 2016, when I watched the Peoples Parade in Stavanger.
One of my major pet peeves is people constantly “bending” further and further out in the street, and not caring that the people around you might also have people or parts of the parade they want to see. So if you’re ever in Norway on the 17th of May, you should definitely watch any parades in the area you are, and not do this.
I’ve written more about the 17th of May celebrations before, here, here and here.
A picture from last New Years-eve, 2014 going into 2015. I can’t believe a year has passed since then. It’s been a strange year, a lot has happened, both good and bad. But that’s life. I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring, and especially how long it will take for me to write 2016 on the first try.
I hope 2015 treated you well, and may 2016 be even better!
Fjellvettreglene, or the Norwegian Mountain Code as it’s called, is 9 rules to ensure survival in the mountains (and the rest of the Norwegian landscape).
The nine rules are as following:
- Be prepared.
- Leave word of you route.
- Be weatherwise.
- Be equipped for bad weather and frost.
- Learn from the locals.
- Use map and compass.
- Don’t go solo.
- Turn back in time; sensible retreat is no disgrace. (Which is the one I painted in Norwegian.)
- Conserve energy and build a snow shelter if necessary.
Here is the Norwegian version of the Mountain Code, and here is an English version by the Norwegian Trekking Association (Turistforeningen), where they are explained more in depth. It’s nine rules that can be used to most things, with a little adjustment. Always be prepared, and take care.
Just a short post to wish you all a happy new year!
The picture is from new-years-eve in 2011, but it was one of the better ones I had involving a new-years-element. Let’s hope 2014 will be a good year!
I’m your “guide”, and I’ll be using this blog to show some of the pictures I’ve taken from places I’ve been. This has been started as an experiment on if I have enough pictures that I want to share, and to make me go out and take more.
I’m not a professional photographer. I only do it for fun, and therefore I do not have the best camera nor the best possibilities to take steady and amazing pictures. But I try to get by on what I have, and I hope that it’s something that someone appreciates.
Thanks for stopping by!