Chapel of Light at Beitostolen Bathed in Sun

Chapel of Light Beitostolen

After a busy fall in my little architectural practice it was nice to relax and take a break from it all at Beitostolen with good friends, family, and plenty of fresh air. There is something special about mountain hiking in the fall when the air is so clear that it’s like breathing spring water. One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to the beautiful Chapel of Light … Continue reading

Interrail 2013 The French Experience

Interrail Paris Le Tour d'Eiffel

Paris is a metropolis of world class and you better learn how to use the Metro when traveling the city to see all the obligatory sights … A slice of the panoramic view from the stairs of Sacre Coeur … The Sacre Coeur itself. Montmartre, just beside the church is also well worth a visit. A subway ride away is the glorious Notre Dame … … and Louvre, with its … Continue reading

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

What started out as a structural blunder turned out to be the pride and joy of Pisa (partly reposted). It’s always nice to reminisce about bygone experiences, and especially when the Norwegian winter is lurking around every corner and seems everlasting. Last year the family lived in Pisa, Italy, and we had the magnificent bell tower of marble five minutes away from our home. (There were taken a few pictures … Continue reading

Aalesund Art Noveau City No. 1

Alesund Art Noveau City no. 1

November has swept by quickly, leaving this blog sorely unattended, but with breaths of several new projects to my architectural practice. Among others one that brought me to the venerable Jugend city on the coast of Norway, called Aalesund (Ålesund). I had time for a short date with my camera, and took some pictures of this fabulous city by the sea. Not the blue skies to which I had grown … Continue reading

Harpa, the Great Concert Hall of Reykjavik

Modern Architecture; Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

“Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music” Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling In 2011, the modern day cathedral, or rather the new concert hall of Reykjavik, was finished. The planning and building process, which took about a decade, was nearly stopped in 2007 due to the financial crisis. Thankfully the state of Iceland stepped up and made sure the project was completed by replacing the bankrupt … Continue reading

Former Architect Students Reunited on Iceland

Thingvellir National Park on Iceland

Back when we were students of architecture, longer ago than I care to remember, our class used to go on excursions together – in a healthy mix of education and socializing. A couple of weeks ago we went on a trip to the fascinating country Iceland, to celebrate a certain jubilee. We were lucky enough to have a native Icelander in our class, so we got the insider tour! Thingvellir … Continue reading

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