🎅 Today, on Christmas Day, I would like to write the praises of my daily retreat in Brussels: Woluwe Park. Growing up in Norway, Christmas Day was usually wildly anti-climactic. We opened presents on Christmas Eve, and by the 25th, the euphoria of the previous night’s bonanza had died. Only the lingering self-righteous disappointment over […]
😀 I owe some appreciation for the country that has been good enough to have me as their guest for the past few years: Belgium. Until this year, Belgium had been more of a ‘base camp’ than a place where I spent my free time. This year changed that. Suddenly unable to travel ‘outside’, it […]
Fagredalsreset, August 2012
Eitt år er ikkje fullkome utan ei vitjing til Fagredalsreset…
Not even as a failure had my misadventure been complete. My walk had yielded several photos of the mountain I had wanted to climb with which I was pleased. And, the sunset had been—as is the custom of sunsets—faultless. But… to every silver lining, there is a cloud, and that cloud was now on my […]
I was standing on the rock formation known as the ‘Little Bridge’ in Wadi Rum, posed for a classic tourist photo. I am not in the habit of appearing in my photographs. However, on this occasion, I needed some scale to convey the dimension of the scene. Now, I am no conventional ‘matchbox’ and the […]
The New Year was kicked off with a bonfire, Champagne and entry-level fireworks in accordance with the latest Norwegian law on pyrotechnics. (From right to left: Natasja, Kjetil and Asgjerd).
Om vi skulle verte tekne for å ha trengt oss inn på ulovleg grunn tenkte vi å seie at vi berre var dumme turistar, noko som knappast ville vere å lyge. Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, UAE. (Foto: Mike Cheremshynskyi) – “That will probably be a little difficult for you”, sa den spinkle, vesle indaren i […]
Al Ain Palace, det eldste hotellet i Abu Dhabi. Ein gong palasset til Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan – no tilhaldsstad for brunstige tyskarar og kvinnelege småentreprenørar. I bakgrunnen, Le Royal Meridien med den roterande takrestauranten sin. Grunna innrykk av feriegjester vart leilegheita til Oskar midlertidig overfylt og som sist ankomne nordmann i Abu […]
Two thinkers thinking! Myself (left) and a dromedarian at a camel farm on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain road, Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Photo: Mike Cheremshynskyi)
Burj al Arab sett frå souqen Madinat Jumeirah. Ikkje tvil om at det er eit storflott bygg, men er det ein turistattraksjon dersom ein ikkje bur der? Etter å ha forbrote meg mot Sabbaten på fredag og arbeidd mesteparten av dagen tok eg og kolleaa Mike oss fri laurdag for å ta ein kikk på […]