30/5/11 - How is this for a summer retreat away from it all? I think it must be a fishermans cottage, the only way to get to it is by boat and you will have to put up with the constant noise from the waterfall next door too.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
29/5/11 - Stavanger old town is made up of a few little cobble streets and a mish mash of white wooden houses, right in the middle is the Sardine canning factory, what more would anyone need for a day out?
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
27/5/11 - Norwegians must be used to the rain, it didn't stop us getting out and about.
In the words of Rebecca Roeder -
This is a magical world, so dreamlike.
The mystical, magical illusions stretch on forever, until they meet the endless sky.
Ah, Norway the beautiful, how wonderful thou art
The land of fantastical wonders and fairytales,
You will always be first in my heart
Thursday, 26 May 2011
26/5/11 - The other day I showed you Olden Old Church, well, just down the road is this little gem, Olden New Church, I am sure the local residence thought long and hard about what to call it.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
22/5/11 - We sailed past this little mechanical device on the way out of Stavanger Harbour, Its one of the largest mobile cranes on the planet and it is capable of lifting a whopping 14,000 tonnes and has a crew of 700
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
20/5/11 - Another one from the Briksdal Glacier, there are lots of these little piles of rocks around the glacier which have obviously been there since the last ice age and have not been piled up like this by tourists..
19/5/11 - This was the highlight of the whole cruise for me, seeing this was really awesome, this glacier is part of the Jostedalsbreen glacier which is the largest mainland glacier in the world.
Friday, 20 May 2011
14/5/11 - What can I say about the Forests surrounding the city of Bergen, Green and lush come to mind, The air is sweet and fresh, the sounds are peaceful and relaxing and there are polar bears everywhere (I lied about the polar bears)
13/5/11 - I have been off on another cruise, this time to Norway for a week of Fjording with a friend Tom.
I was always warned that the North Sea had a nasty temper but we have been treated well by mother nature and the cruising was very calm.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Day 131 - Love Padlocks
10/5/11 - Here is a craze sweeping the world, they are Love Padlocks, Sweethearts lock a padlock onto a public fence or chain and throw the key away sealing their love forever, ahh sweet :D
Here in Florence there are thousands of them, must be a pretty romantic place to go I guess.
8/5/11 - This is the dome of Florence Cathedral, It was for many years the largest dome in the world and still holds the title of the largest brick and mortar dome in the world.
7/5/11 - This is the Basilica di Santa Croce or the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy. It is the burial place of some greats such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
2/5/11 - Due to some things taking over my life I am including some older unpublished photographs for a few days, Here is a street in Barcelona, It was raining when i was there last, as the famous saying goes, the rain in Spain stays mainly. . . . . in Barcelona.