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The old hospital 'Sentralsykehuset Østfold' have moved to Kalnes outside Sarpsborg. And the old hospital in Fredrikstad is abandoned and in an early decay.

One fine grey day in Feb. 2019 I took a walk around the area and did some photos -while it's still in this exciting stage! 🙂

 

Though the shots can be found also in Fredrikstad # 3 -I made this collection from that day.

Gamle Sykehuset Østfold, Fredrikstad

Oldies -but goodies! ) Added an album today that I simply 'discovered' all over again when browsing my archive. A trip back in 2002 -to Luxembourg -and Metz in France. Shot with my first Canon -that I really loved those days! -Powershot S100.

 

Not the best technical work I've done -almost 20 years go now ) -but a great memory -so I picked the shots I think deserve a place here anyway:

 

Luxembourg / Metz 

Luxembourg

On February 27 I went for a small walk in the mist -close to where I live in Fredrikstad actually -in the area around the bride over to Kråkerøy. We locals call this bridge 'Kråkerøybrua' -and is a Bascule bridge. The operating hut you see is now empty though.. This bridge and one more in Fredrikstad + several others around in Norway -are operated from a central in Oslo! Mostly this works ok -BUT the pedestrian bridge stopped a bicycle race last year when it was accidentally opened! 🙂 ...

Anyway -misty weather does magic for photos even in our most well known areas I think.. 

These images can also be seen HERE

 

Kråkerøy bridge

All photos from my road trip through Northern Norway -September 2019 -is now uploaded -at last! ) Took a while to sort the images, process them -and add them in different albums. Quite a few albums actually -in the categories; Landscape, Sea-views, Industry and so on.. -that's why I got the idea of making something new; Collections! (See the menu).

For now this trip is the only collection -but since the method I found for collecting related images from several albums worked so nicely, I guess I will make more!

So -here you can see all photos from Northern Norway 2018

Lofoten

Lofoten

After  leaving Lofoten my next stop was Narvik; Sept. 23 2018. Many here in Norway actually say that Narvik is -not a very pretty city -to put it mildly.. 

But when I hear such things about a city -that's when it becomes real interesting to visit!!

The first I noticed was a part of the railway station where some old wagons rested on real old rails -and everyone knows by know how I feel about rails and trains.. So had a nice stroll along that area and shot what I could:

TRAINS, STATIONS AND RAILS # 2

Narvik

Narvik

Actually when writing this -Jan. 17 2019 -I'm on quite another trip than up north in Norway. I'm in a small hotel apartment in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. But we can't spend all the time on the beach, can we.. -so I still work on the many shots I took on my sept. 2018 road trip -and upload them from here as they come along....

Now the photos have reached the time when I left Reine in Lofoten (I've already added some shots from that beautiful place) -and head back the way I came actually -through the Lofoten islands -before heading back south -home..

I made a quick stop in Kabelvåg. A lovely small place in Lofoten -and took some nice photos in great light given by some dark clouds and deep blue sky in between them..

The next stop where I spendt another night is Narvik... I will write some more when photos from there is added.

These are the albums now where most of the shots from my Sept 2018 trip can be seen:

Travel North sept 2018 | Seascapes from Northern Norway | Landscapes from Northern Norway 2018

Kabelvåg

LofotenOn my roadtrip up north in Norway sept. 2018 -my albums are about to reach Henningsvær in Lofoten. I didn’t sped the night there but passed the road sign.. and stepped on the brakes -backed up and turned to follow the road there… a decision I did not regret!!

Henningsvær is a small place -actually a group of small islands. But when it comes to really experience the northern wild climate and hard work in the old fishing days -it’s a big place anyway! The light was difficult at the time -heavy clouds and strong winds too -with sun burst in between. But did I get the right atmosphere? -Yes I think so 🙂

These are the albums now where any shot from my Sept trip can be seen:

Travel North sept 2018 | Seascapes from Northern Norway | Landscapes from Northern Norway 2018

In Oct 2018 I had a nice trip to Kroatia. 2 of my granddaughters were participating in European majonette championship 2018 in Porec.

We enjoyed the shows of course -but I also had interesting visits in the small city of Porec -plus a lovely ferry trip to Rovinj! Both cities were obviously very old -and had fine old parts from way back in time -close to the middle age. I love such parts! 🙂

Follow my travel-album: Kroatia

Also check the slides on my front page as some photos might be put in other albums.