On this page you will find blog entries and tweets in English and German: ideas, concepts and opinions out of my head.
Auf dieser Seite finden Sie Blogbeiträge und Tweets auf Deutsch und Englisch: Ideen, Konzepte und Ansichten aus meinem Kopf.
I was surprised to find a Marilyn Monroe statue in Norway's town Haugesund which is located at the Norwegian coast between cities Bergen and Stavanger.
Background: Marilyn Monroe's birth name was "Mortensen". In Haugesund a statue remembers her possible Norwegian roots but still today it is unclear who was her father.
Troll road sign of yesterday's post made me remembering the name of waterfall Trollafossen. I do not know why the waterfall is named that way; may be beauty of cascades can rarely be seen in such a nice arrangement as trolls. Sometimes the waterfall is also called "Tvindefossen" but official map material of Norway show the name Trollafossen. There is also a rapid in the river across the street marked with the name "Tvinnefossen".
The Trollafossen is located in Fjord Norway directly at road 13 which leads from Vossevangen to Myrkdalen. On this part the road is also the shared E16 connecting Bergen and Flåm (link to Google Maps). Well known Hardangerfjord in
the south and Sognefjord in the north are attractive next destinations on a tour.
With a height of over 100 meters and the multiple cascades Trollafossen is one of the most beautiful waterfalls for me. The man in the photo at
the bottom of the waterfall illustrates the dimension of it. The photo was taken in June 2014, together with my soulmate Julia who made wonderful detailed photos (detail 1; detail 2).
It is very easy for me to fall into a flow activity by doing time exposure photos from the waterfall in total or the cascades in detail. Best time for good photo light is in the morning hours before noon.
And remember if you visit Trollafossen: The longer you stay the better is your chance to see a troll bathing in the fall ;-)
This road sign is standing close to Trollstigen, one of Norway's famous curving roads. I did not see a living troll when driving up Trollstigen but they seem to be as unpredictable in traffic behavior as reindeers or elks. And there are even more special things in Norway road experience.
Tip: The official scenic route Geiranger - Trollstigen is a real scenic drive.
"Nasjonale Turistveger" heißt das Langzeit-Projekt der staatlichen norwegischen Straßenverwaltung, mit dem seit Jahren die schönsten Landschaftsrouten für Touristen definiert, weiter ausgebaut und auf der eigenen Website (http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/de) dargestellt werden. Herausgekommen ist ein Portfolio und Katalog von 18 sehenswerten Landschaftsrouten in verschiedenen Teilen des Landes.
Doch natürlich hat Norwegen auch an vielen anderen Stellen touristisch mehr zu bieten. Insbesondere im Süden gibt es eine für Touristen leicht zu erreichende Route, die anderen Landschaftsrouten sowohl an landschaftlicher Schönheit als auch an Attraktionen mindestens ebenbürtig ist und doch in diesem Katalog fehlt.
"Nasjonale Turistveger" is the initiative of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to define, develop and present official Norwegian Scenic Routes. So far the website of Nasjonale Turistveger shows a catalogue of 18 worth visiting Norwegian Scenic Routes throughout the whole country.
Of course Norway has a lot more beautiful places and scenic routes. Besides the officially announced routes visitors will find a scenic route in the countryside of Norway's southern county Telemark. The beauty of the landscape and the attractions along the way are worth announcing it as an "inofficial Norwegian Scenic Route".
Below you can see a list of my last 10 tweets I posted on Twitter. This list contains mixed English and German entries.
Folgend eine Liste meiner letzten 10 Nachrichten auf Twitter. Diese beinhaltet gemischt deutsche und englische Beiträge.
For me Wergeland is one of the grandfathers of blogging: He published his opinions by political news paper ads and inlays. He was also fighting against religious discrimination which was somehow established in Norway's constitution from 1814. How would he use blogs and social media today?
My personal learning from this photo: If you become so popular that people will build a statue of you either ensure that it will wear a hat or they will spend someone for lifetime to care for the birds on your head. Everything between seems to end shit.