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On Top of the World in Norway

Interested in seeing breathtaking views, experiencing a relaxing atmosphere, walking mountain trails through a UNESCO heritage valley and staying somewhere where an Emperor has stayed and with, shall we say, a chequered history? If so, then Stalheim hotel, in the mountains of Norway, between Gudvangen and Voss, on the West Coast, is the place for… Continue reading On Top of the World in Norway

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Værnes Church, Norway c 1085

Nidaros Cathedral One attraction that everyone comes to see in Trondheim, Norway, is Nidaros Cathedral and yet it is the nearby Værnes church in Storjdal that, for me, holds more fascination, at least in a historical sense. Not only does the Værnes Church have a purpose-built 'Weapons House,' that dates back to Viking times, but … Continue reading Værnes Church, Norway c 1085

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Living History at Røros

Røros World Heritage Site - The Church Røros Church in Norway – its reputation preceded it and my only chance to visit was offered to me when I was in Trondheim, Norway. Of course, I leapt at the chance. Walking through a living World Heritage Site, is not something one gets to do every day.… Continue reading Living History at Røros

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Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

The following poem is the one I have always liked and I wrote it so quickly - it must be that writing from the heart, makes a difference. I am submitting it for the October poetry month challenge. A little late but I have been occupied with hosting my own poetry challenge, which ends this… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

Architecture, Community

Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich… Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Norway

Can you guess the location of the photo I feature each week? Test your trivia knowledge and join in the fun. Pingbacks for correct guesses. Submissions welcome.

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I Grew Up, but Never Forgot the Summers of the Sixties

Like JLo sings, I never forget I am Jenny from the Block. Do we ever forget our origins, our childhood years, even if we try? Those memories are so embedded in our permanent memory, they are hard to erase. Many details fade away, but just as many persist. When Snowmeltssomewhere, posted about Australia a flood of memories were brought back in a flash. Despite growing up at opposite ends of the earth, there was one thing in common that bound us.