West Cape (Vestkapp), Norway

With almost 500 meters above sea level you can see down to one of the most treacherous stretches for seafarers along the Norwegian coast. The weather can turn in the blink of an eye, making this idyllic scenery to a nightmare of strong current and gale wind. Many ships have ended their journey in these waters.

The spectacular panoramic view from West Cape might lead you to believe its the western most place in Norway, witch its not (its Vardetangen close to Bergen by the way).

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Einunndalen, Norway

I guess it’s about time that we make a post about our Header Image for our blog. Here are the photo itself along with more from the same area called Einunndalen in Norway. Probably not the most visited place by foreign tourist, but quite known by Norwegians who like mountainous landscape above the tree line. Now, you don’t have to be high above the sea level to be over the tree line in Norway though, just about 500 meters depending on the area and less in the north.

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Trollstigen (Trolls’ Path), Norway

Trollstigen is maybe the most iconic tourist road in Norway. Closed when the first snow falls and only reopens sometimes during May after about three weeks of removing snow over the mountain pass.

The road is partly very narrow and cars can’t pass one another everywhere. Buses are limited to 12,5 meters to be able to make the sharpest hairpins. If you are afraid of heights, this may not be the place for you.

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Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada (Snowy Mountain Range), Andalusia – Spain, is a mountain range in the southern parts of Spain with the highest mountain top on continental Spain with almost 3500 meters. It’s also one of the southern most ski resorts in Europe.

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Couple of bird photos

Some interesting, but normally rather shy birds decided to pose for me, and then its just to squeeze the shutter button gently. The first couple of shots is of the Common cuckoo and then its the Common crane.

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Sunset, sky on fire

When I was looking through our archive here the other day, I came across these photos. They where taken many years ago and no post processing has been done to them, just jpeg straight out of the camera. Sometimes the nature gives us something so special and unreal, we can hardly believe it, and the only thing we can say is WOW!

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Basílica do Santuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida), Brazil

As a follow up on the previous post about Notre Dame, here is another impressive catholic church that is located in the city Aparecida just outside Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR-116, the main highway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

The exterior may not be as interesting as the Gothic cathedrals, but this is actually one of the largest church buildings in the world. And by “largest” I mean floor area. With its 12 000 m², it’s only surpassed by St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City. Compared to lots of churches that are surrounded by tall buildings in cities, this one being in the open, makes it quite visible in the landscape.

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