21. June 2021
Travel

The spy plane that disappeared

Friday, June 13, 1952, a DC-3 takes off from Bromma airport. On board are eight people on a top secret operation. The plane never returns and remains gone for over 50 years.

Technology

Geostory: Grensen 17

With the app Geostory you can relive the sabotage actions the Oslo gang carried out where they spanned out in the spring of 1944.

Travel

Vasa ship

On August 10, 1628, the ship “Vasa” wrecked on her maiden voyage on her way from Stockholm harbor.

The Vasa museum houses the world’s only preserved ship from the 17th century, telling the history of the ship.

Travel

Interrailing to Spain

At Easter I chose to travel to Spain in a slightly different way; I bought an Interrail ticket and took the train.

Travel

Frankfurt am Main: Main Tower and Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city has a lot to offer; From the top of the Main Tower there is a wonderful view of the city and in the Frankfurt Zoo you can meet around 450 different species of animals.

Today

21 June 2021
Today is this year's day number 171. We are in week 25, and have 194 days left of 2021.

At this day in history:
1527Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian writer died.
1732Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer was born.
1734Marie-Joseph Angélique, Portuguese-born slave died.
1859The Franco-Austrian War: Battle of Solferino fought, witnessed by Henri Dunant, the result is the Geneva Convention and the Red Cross.
1905Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher was born.
1914Bertha von Suttner, Austrian pacifist Nobel receiver. died.
1919Admiral Ludvig von Reuter lowers the German imperial fleet, interned in Scapa Flow.
1920Otto Bahr Halvorsen becomes prime minister.
1935Françoise Sagan, French writer was born.
1940World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
1940Sam Eyde, Norwegian industrialist died.
1942World War II: Tobruk taken by German forces.
1945World War II: Battle of Okinawa ends.
1946Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian was born.
1946Harald Norvik, Norwegian industrialist was born.
1953Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician and prime minister was born.
1955Michel Platini, French soccer player was born.
1969Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian cross-country skier was born.
1970Sukarno, Indonesian President died.
1973Juliette Lewis, American skuespillerine was born.

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Operean. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the opera

Pictures from the opera in Bjørvika, Oslo.
Fornebu. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Fornebu

Pictures from the Telenor Centre and its surroundings at Fornebu.

Frankfurt am Main: Main Tower and Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city has a lot to offer; From the top of the Main Tower there is a wonderful view of the city and in the Frankfurt Zoo you can meet around 450 different species of animals.
Field Day 2011. QTH: Bygdøy Sjøbad, Oslo.

LA4O Field Day 2011

The purpose of the Radio Day's Field Day is to promote recruitment of new radio amateurs and to strengthen the cooperation between Norwegian radio amateurs. This year, the Oslo group had its Field Day at Bygdøy Sjøbad.
Celle sentrum. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Celle

Celle is a nice German city, where much of the original settlement is preserved.