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Re: Oresund Bridge to get mammoth paint job

Jonathan L ·
Interesting, The George Washington Bridge is always undergoing repainting. It takes about 2 years to completely repaint the bridge, and when they finish they start again.
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Re: Oresund Bridge to get mammoth paint job

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess this is true of all the great bridges. I know the same happens at the Golden Gate Bridge in san Francisco.
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Re: Oresund Bridge to get mammoth paint job

PHeymont ·
We have a friend who has worked as a bridge painter, including, I believe, the GWB. He told us that the pace of the painting and the size of the crew is calibrated to make it a permanent job. The big difference for the Oresund is the vast amount of surface...
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Re: 'Elk Sensor' wins Swedish innovation prize

DrFumblefinger ·
Vehicle collisions with animals kill more people than dog, snake and bee bites combined. And while the photo you use shows an animal that weighs about 1000 pounds, that animal is a moose. I know it's tough for city folks to tell them apart. Here is what a bull elk looks like.... Here's what a cow elk looks like....
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Re: Sweden claims 'best pizza' title. Yes, Sweden!

Travel Rob ·
It looks Delicious!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PortMoresby ·
Wouldn't you know, the mystery within the mystery. And while I'm at it, WE WANT MORE WALLANDER!! In English or otherwise. I kind of liked the original version. Scandinavians do depressed so well.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

WorkerBee ·
Rather than a true kit car this may be a re-body of a production car. In some ways it resembles a Fiat 500 or 600 from the 1960s. Many companies made replacement bodies for these and other small cars. This could also be a modified Fiat Jolly body sans windshield and roof. The Jollys were Ghia re-bodies of Fiat 500s and 600s.. Many other coachwork builders also supplied after-market bodies. This is one that I haven't seen before.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

Former Member ·
Good information, Worker Bee.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

GarryRF ·
You're right (of course) it bears a close resemblance to the Abarth 600 which was the Racing version of the Fiat 600.
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Going to Jukkasjärvi? There's a VERY cool new hotel there.

PHeymont ·
In fact, what's just opened  in this Swedish town is the 25th annual seasonal ice-hotel, crafted fro hundreds of tons of ice and snow, to accommodate 16 suites. The designs, different for each room, come from 42 artists from around the world. For...
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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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Sweden claims 'best pizza' title. Yes, Sweden!

PHeymont ·
Nothing like a culinary controversy to grab some weekend attention. And after a week in which Italy seized the "world's longest pizza" title from Spain and France and Italy nearly came to blows over Nutella, a bizarre pizza seems like just the thing....
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Danish sea monster on display in Swedish museum

PHeymont ·
Swedish divers have hauled up a monster (or a grinning dog if you see it that way) once intended to impress or frighten enemy sailors facing a warship built in the late 1400s for King Hans of Denmark. The ship sank after a fire near the Swedish...
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'Elk Sensor' wins Swedish innovation prize

PHeymont ·
In the past week, we've covered reports of multiple people gored by bison while taking selfies and a report yesterday about an angry elephant breaking up a dinner party. Fair enough, but what about collisions with elk on Sweden's rural roads?  ...
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Sweden warns motorists: Beware of horny elks

PHeymont ·
Male Elk     Photo: Malene Thyssen / Wikimedia   In Spring, they say, a young man's fancy turns to love—but for young elks, the time is now, September through October. Sweden's National Wildlife Accident Council is taking...
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Mystery: Only One Village in Sweden Can Make This Cheese

Travel Rob ·
            Stockholm, Sweden The village of Burträsk in Sweden has been making Västerbottensost cheese since the 1800's and its very famous. It's even  eaten at royal weddings...
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Sweden getting set for currency change

PHeymont ·
Money with star power: Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman on new Swedish banknotes   And no, they're not adopting the Euro in place of familiar kronor—instead, they're getting ready to take on unfamiliar kronor, as all of Sweden's bills and...
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Non-instant messaging: Note in a bottle took 11 years

PHeymont ·
A Swedish family that found a message in a bottle while out in their boat near Gothenburg has now connected with the Norwegian youth who posted it eleven years ago, near his home in Frederikstad, Norway.   The Swedish family read the message, "I...
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Inspired by Ice Hotels, SandCastle Hotels Make Debut in the Netherlands

Travel Rob ·
  Two Sand Hotels opened in Oss and Sneed, the Netherlands, the sites of annual sand sculpture festivals. They got the idea from the Ice Hotels of Sweden and Finland. Like the Ice Hotels, the Sand Hotels are seasonal. The...
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Burning train, car crashes, 100 actors: The Bridge holds a drill

PHeymont ·
TV-like chaos as the Oresund Bridge held a large-scale emergency drill to test response times and equipment.
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Sweden: 'elbnb' for electric cars, and driver ed loans

PHeymont ·
Sweden will use student loans to get young workers licensed to drive, while a car-maker wants to turn your outlet into part of the sharing economy.
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Well-aged (340 years) cheese surfaces in Sweden

PHeymont ·
At a naval shipwreck site in the Baltic Sea, researchers have found a tin of what appears to be ancient cheese.
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Oresund Bridge to get mammoth paint job

PHeymont ·
After 16 years in service, the bridge between Sweden and Denmark is ready for new paint...and it will take 15 years to do it.
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Spotted on the Road in Sweden

PHeymont ·
Some of you with sharp eyes might have spotted this red beauty peeking out of its driveway in the Where in the World is Gumbo puzzle #6 . That's why I waited until after the puzzle was over; I didn't want to identify Ystad, Sweden, as the location of...
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Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PHeymont ·
    See original puzzle HERE. This week's second puzzle, the puzzle set for the TravelGumbo detective squad has a detective story of its own. These buildings are on Apotekesgatan, part of the medieval core of Ystad, Sweden, the...
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Swedish jailbreak over: 24 bulls back in pen

PHeymont ·
A jailbreak by a herd of prison-farm bulls in northern Sweden was short-lived; the bulls were recaptured nearby.
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Got a question? Ask-a-Swede is online

PHeymont ·
Sweden now has a phone number for the whole country: Dial it, and you'll be connected to a random volunteer for answers to your questions about the country.
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Architects and bakers team up for gingerbread competition

PHeymont ·
An annual gingerbread-house competition in Sweden has taken on a new twist as its sponsor, ArkDes, an architecture and design center, challenged the bakers to find solutions to Stockholm's growing housing crisis. With average waits for public or supported housing in the capital up to 8 years, the need for new construction is clear, and the ideas submitted ranged from high-rises such as those above mixed with low-rise to UFO-like structures. Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition, and...
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After 500 years, figurehead returns to Copenhagen

PHeymont ·
A 300 kilo figurehead, salvaged last year from a Danish ship that sank off Sweden's coast over 500 years ago, has now returned to a Copenhagen museum.
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Sweden's new border checks set to snarl rail traffic

PHeymont ·
Sweden's plan for mandatory ID checks at borders, designed to reduce the flow of refugees seeking asylum, is about to have an unintended consequence: reducing service and snarling travel across the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark. As a response to the controls, to take effect on January 4, SJ, Sweden's national rail operator, is cancelling all cross-border service to Denmark in order not to take on responsibility for the ID checks, and Skanetrafiken, which operates the commuter...
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Sweden's record lows snarl transport

PHeymont ·
Temperatures set record lows two days in a row (as low as -45F), stopping trains and immobilizing buses in northern Sweden
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Royal Swedish Opera House

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger wanders by Sweden's National Opera House, close to the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
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