Tagged With "Oslo"

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Re: Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

Travel Rob ·
Now I know why I got the impression, on my last trip, that Europe was growing at a pretty robusr rate, opposite of what I'd heard.. I visited 5 of the top ten 10 growth cities on that list.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

DrFumblefinger ·
One hates to be cruel, but forgetting where you park can also be an early sign of dementia. And not finding your car for three weeks, well....need I say more.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger, I think you're looking at this all wrong. This probably was the best part of this man's trip.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

DrFumblefinger ·
Rob, if you're suggesting that the entire thing was staged to meet the Fraulein in the above photo, then I'd say well planned!
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

Travel Rob ·
I don't think he staged it, but I do think he wasn't searching too hard for the car after he met the lady. And that would make a nice story if they got married. If he wanted to find the car quick, he would of called his bank or credit card issuer to see the location of his first try to get his money and started his search from there.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

PHeymont ·
Brilliant, Rob! A simple and effective solution...that's why you're Travel Rob, I guess!
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Re: Van Gogh Museum takes a new look at Vincent

DrFumblefinger ·
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most interesting art museums I've ever visited. Basically it's the collection of Vincent's brother, Theo, an art dealer who saw his brother's potential and who helped support him by purchasing his paintings. Around half of the art Van Gogh created is in this museum and with this fresh look, it's definitely a "Must See" for folks coming to Amsterdam.
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Re: Visiting Oslo? You can go today...or yesterday

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, I enjoyed comparing my own photos to the historic ones
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Maybe the guy was just trying to get into this Norwegian luxurious prison?
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

DrFumblefinger ·
If they're interested, I think the Norwegian authorities could run the vacant cells as AirBnB units. Might be very profitable.
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Actually the prison is more like a resort complete with Bansky style art, a gym ,a recording studio and a library. http://content.time.com/time/p...9083_2137368,00.html
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 9: Norway's Fjords

PHeymont ·
Cruise ship is dwarfed by steep mountains as it enters Norway’s Naeroyfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord in the rugged coastal mountains north of Bergen. A network of these deep waterways connects scattered areas of small towns and farms on...
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 5, 2014: Flowers in Oslo

PHeymont ·
Flowers brighten the traffic islands at a number of Oslo's busy downtown intersections. We stood next to this one, near the National Theatre, for quite a while, waiting for our tram. This area is in the center of Oslo, a short walk from cultural...
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Low-Fare Florida-Scandinavia Flights in the Air Today!

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's first Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen flight is off today, to be followed by flights tomorrow and Sunday to Oslo and Stockholm. The low-fare carrier will have 6 weekly roundtrips ferrying freezing Scandinavians to Florida for...
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Where Gumbo Was, #8: Oslo, Norway

PHeymont ·
This jaunty houseboat, moored just off Aker Brygge, Oslo's old port area, probably started life as a small fishing vessel. Even painted Pepto-Bismol pink, it's just one of many unusual watercraft you'll see on a short ferry ride across the harbor. On...
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Oslo, Stockholm get hi-speed link this summer

PHeymont ·
A new rail link to connect Stockholm and Oslo opens in August, cutting the time from 6 to 4-1/2 hours. It's aimed at international professionals who might otherwise have chosen to fly between Scandinavian capitals.   It almost got delayed;...
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Visiting Oslo? You can go today...or yesterday

PHeymont ·
For virtual time travelers, a historic tour of Oslo links old pictures with Google Street View.
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'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

PHeymont ·
Bjorn Brandvold and Gertrud Kreuter with the no-longer-missing Mercedes   It's easy to forget where you parked your car, especially in a huge mall parking lot...but usually it doesn't take too long to find it. But losing it on a street in a...
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Van Gogh Museum takes a new look at Vincent

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is marking the 125th anniversary of his death by refocusing the display of its collection to change the focus of how we look at the artist; in their words "to discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art" and present "a...
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"Poo-Powered" buses debut in Bristol, Oslo

PHeymont ·
Yes, the headline's real...buses powered by human waste are on the road, one in Bristol, and more than 100 in Oslo. They're diesel buses, powered by methane, the same as the natural gas-powered buses elsewhere...except that the methane in this case is...
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Norway to build 'bicycle expressways' in 10 cities

PHeymont ·
Norway will build bicycle expressways in 10 cities to make bicycle commuting more attractive and to reduce urban pollution.
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Oslo's Viking Museum plans big expansion

PHeymont ·
Norway's Viking Ship Museum will soon have an addition that will triple its space and allow for more exhibitions.
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Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
Plaza de Armas, San Juan—a popular al fresco restaurant for pigeons   I’m sure there must be some place without birds, but I haven’t been there. And everywhere I have been, the birds have caught my attention, sometimes to the...
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Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

PHeymont ·
Scene in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.                 Photo: Jurgen Howaldt / Wikipedia Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, in that order, have been tabbed as Europe's fastest-growing cities in a report compiled for...
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Oslo joins the march to car-free zones

PHeymont ·
While Paris, Copenhagen and other cities have tried out car-free days or are planning some as a test, Oslo is going full on with a plan to get private cars out of the central downtown district by 2019 to help slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50%....
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Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway Captures More Than Nudity

Travel Rob ·
  Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway was a lot more than I expected. The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework and has more than 200 nude sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland not...
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"The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

PHeymont ·
In a move reminiscent of the movie "The Italian Job," a hapless Norwegian stole a miniature (electric) car...and then ran out of juice in a tunnel.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, PHeymont! I, too, have noticed larger numbers of whimsical statues. The city this struck me in the most was Bratislava, in Slovakia. For example, here's their "Men at Work" And here's one that's a tribute to shutterbugs like you and me.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Thanks! those are great...we need a bit more humor in everyday life!
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Re: Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
While searching for some other photos, I came across these two that might have joined the birds above. One is a scene of well-mannered pigeons on a rail at the Musee Rodin in Paris, perhaps waiting their turn to annoy diners in the garden cafe; the other is yet another of those ironic meetings of statue-fied dignity with feathered pit stop...
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Well, here's another I would have included in the original post—except I didn't remember I had it! Unintentionally ironic or not...it speaks up for a local guy in an unusual way!
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