From our day trip to the town of Molde. It's like a big ski resort that had its heyday in the eighties. A nice place nonetheless. You can see their ski jumping hill in the forest to the left.
You had them in your thrall, now rest easy, old friend.
Phew, I made it. Moved for the seventh time and never did I bring so little stuff. But since things you own end up owning you I don't miss any of it (, yet). Only because my beloved tomcat doesn't count as a thing, that is :|
But before I came here I spent some awkward days at home, also known as the place where all feelings possibly feelable coalesce into one primordial state of anti-state. Still good to pay my Heimat a visit, nonetheless. Also copped a new pair of shoes :D
Flight #15 wasn't all that spectacular, a very annoying Norwegian high school class made me stand in line for check-in for over an hour -.-' After the security scans I was asked to come over to a special screening for I was carrying some suspicious stuff with me:"Na ich hab sowas nicht zu hause rumstehen." *points at sampler* They didn't find any trace of explosives on it, hooray! I didn't get a seat at the window but got lucky sitting next to an older guy from South Africa, born in Zimbabwe. We chatted the whole time so the 90 minutes went by like nothing. Oslo's very nice airport presented me with a bonus show-us-what-exactly-there-is-in-your-backpack and some new friends for van Gogh. I still think he doesn't genuinely like 'em. During flight #16 I couldn't see much as well, but somewhere above the central highlands the clouds opened up a bit and let through the gorgeous patterns of rock and snow specked with a tad of glacial indigo here and there. It rained when we made for landing in Ålesund so most of the islands and mountains were out of sight here as well. No big deal, I'll have plenty of opportunities to see them :)
First meal in Norway: salmon, of course :D When I woke and looked out the window for the first time it struck me: I'm really here. We spent the weekend strolling around the inner city, wandered a nearby foresty hill, chilled at the waterfront near our house, visited an open air museum with lots of old housings and beholded some tremendous vistas. I already put up some of the shots I took on the way and as you might have noticed, I really could use a new camera. It seems my old pal isn't able to get the focusing right whenever there's the tiniest object in the foreground anymore and four out of five shots end up blurred :/ At least I still got my Praktica, but I should change to a color film as soon as possible to catch some of the otherworldly beautiful palettes the autumn paints into the forests here. The weather here these days is off the charts, by the way. Today it was totally like mid-summer, waaay to warm and over the weekend we got like a random rain, sun, fog, cloud, breeze or several of these combined every couple of hours.
Tomorrow we'll try and max out the range of our monthly bus pass to get to the island of Godøya and check out the lighthouse there. God natt!
A week since I came back home and only now I begin to find the time to relax a bit. Brought home a thousand and a hundred short videos and I'm starting to filter and process all that stuff. I'd really like to cut a video from that material but I'll have to come up with a decent workflow to intertwine the pics with the moving stuff first. Besides that I'm trying to get into developing applications for my Android phone and I still have the idea of recording an EP somewhere in the back of my head. Need more time - as usual.
P.S.: Found ot that Umlauts don't work in the comments :( I'll probably fix that tomorrow. And that reminds of my plan to implement comments for the news as well...
work in progress, Simon Fowler
T'was a productive Sunday.