Notes : Daniel Ridings


June 16, 2011

Bike ride to Oslo

Filed under: Bicycles — at 12:02 pm

I am working in Oslo this week and took the opportunity to ride my bike. I guess we do things like that when we’re old and in the way.

The first leg was from home, Lindome, to Halden in Norway.

I took the route through Tjörn and Orust. I had considered staying on the mainland, but didn’t feel like finding my way through Uddevalla. I wanted to make it all the way to Halden in one stretch (~215 km).

Tjörn bridge

In order to get to Halden you can choose a route with a lot of hills, up and down for about 20 km on route 22, or you can take a round-about with one big hill (more or less, Norway is never flat). I chose to get the hills out of the way and took the round-about (sign for Kornsjø). At the top, I was met with this nice view.

Norway

I stayed at the former military base, now a bed and breakfast. I didn’t feel like leaving my bike outside for the night, so I took it into the room with me.

Kasernen in Halden

From Halden I continued on the next day to Oslo.

June 10, 2011

Spring snaps

I have been reasonably productive, but I have not been adding things here. My photos go up in relevant contexts now-a-days instead of just a context of “me”.

The last couple of weeks are characterized by spring lighting.

Front yard

The light late at night, these were taken around 21:30, is something that has always fascinated me. It is fleeting … that could be it.

Front yard

The week before I was in Lund for a conference in lexicography (Nordisk Förening för Lexikografi).

Lund 1

Lund 2

They were all taken with an older Rolleiflex MX (no baffles in the light chamber, Opton-Tessar).

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