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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. 

On my trip to Northern Norway Sept. 2018 I have finally arrived Lofoten. And Svolvær is my first stop.

I spent the night in one of the old fisherman's cabins there -all those cabins are now upgraded of course for tourists and travellers! 🙂 -and equipped with every modern need. But the old walls and atmosphere are well kept.. It was a real pleasant stay!

So was Svolvær! Fantastic nature -sky high mountain tops that vanished in the clouds.. and lucky me had lot of clouds that day! I love grey weather and clouds when shooting -specially in a place like this when we should think back to the all the hard work and lost lives back in time -where 'everyone' went up here for fishing.. in boats not equipped as today of course -nor the men was!...

Northern Norway 2018


 

In september 2018 I grabbed an opportunity to a great road drive from Alta -Finnmark county -far north in Norway -and south to my home.. I've just started the album where I will post photos from this trip -and these first few shots show the area just south of Alta. Landscapes and old mountain huts used by the Sami people up there..

As usual I have not noted exact location for each and every shot, but I will do my best to write more info as the album is updated:

Landscapes Northern Norway 2018

I september 2018 fikk jeg igjen sjansen til en herlig og interessant kjøretur fra Alta i NordNorge og sørover, hjem til Fredrikstad. Det ble en god del bilder fra de nordligste deler. Følg med på albumet: linken over!

On my last trip to Puerto Rico Dec 2017 – Jan 18 I came across this interesting place there.. well -‘came across’ isn’t quite true as I knew it was there from earlier -seen it for years actually -but didn’t think of going there taking photos until now! Can you believe!! -It’s this thing about being blind to places you pass but don’t see
Anyway -it’s an abandoned amusement park! Did not pay off I guess so they closed it.. I saw the sign outside that something else was finally going to come there -so I ‘woke up’ and shot some photos. It was no problem getting into one area but others were closed though.
I got the sense of a battlefield in there…. exciting! 🙂

These photos might be found in different albums too -but here they can be seen in one collection.


A trip to Gran Canaria have become sort of a tradition for me -in late December and about the half of January. So also this time; Dec 2017 & Jan 2018. As usual the places are the areas of Puerto Rico and Arguineguin. 

Being there so many times one should think there is not much more to shoot -but when concentrating on more wall, building details and so -in the villages -I actually did find some new stuff! 

I also visited an abandoned amusement park / pool and fun area -and got some interesting decay shots from there.. -will be shown later on.. Just a few shots presented at this time but more will come the next days! 😉


My album; Gran Canaria 2018


I talk far too much about my health these days I guess.. but this is a fine place to let some steam out ) .. -as I really thought it was enough to have a bad back preventing me from doing much photo hunting -walking.. But I’m also struggling some bronchitis these days.. heavy breath..
So! -then it’s best to take it easy and check on some oldies -and see if they need some Photoshop brushing up. And I did find some from my trips to China back in 2011!
Uploaded a few today and more will come in this album first:


Ningbo, China