7. July 2022

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


7 July 2022
Today is this year's day number 187. We are in week 27, and have 178 days left of 2022.

National holidays:
Bhutan - Guru Rinbochy.

The Roman Empire - Nona Caprotinae, festival to Juno.

China - Chih Nu, feast for the Milky Way.

Japan - Tanabata.

Yemen - Unity Factory Day.

Pamplona (Navarre, Spain) - San Fermín festival or Bull races in Pamplona.

Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978).

Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (Farmers "Day).

At this day in history:
1456Jeanne d'Arc is acquitted (she was already executed).
1855First stamp issued. .
1873Halvdan Koht, Secretary was born.
1898US annexation of Hawaii.
1915Yul Brynner, American actor (d. 1985) was born.
1930Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and author died.
1940Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), drummer in The Beatles was born.
1946Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American who canonized a saint.
1954WHBQ in Mephis, Tennessee becomes the first radio station to transmit a song with Elvis.
1956Mulla Krekar, Iraqi was born.
1965Mick Foley, American professional wrestler was born.
1970Erik Zabel, German cyclist was born.
1971Ståle Stensaas, Norwegian footballer was born.
1974Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée, Norwegian biathlete was born.
1975André Oktay Dahl, Norwegian politician was born.
1975Olga Pyljova, Russian biathlete was born.
1978Kaia Varjord, Norwegian actress was born.
1989Atlanterhavsveien opened.
2004The last patent on LZW compression canceled (Canada).
2005London was hit by a terrorist attack on public transport.

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Foto: Pål Stagnes

Weekend trip to Copenhagen

A little on impulse Ivan André and I traveled to Copenhagen, and we had a couple of great days in the King's City.

Pictures from LA4O Field Day 2010

Pictures from LA4O Field Day 2010. QTH: Trollvann, Oslo.

Pictrures from Kragerø

Edvard Munch referred to Kragerø as the "Pearl among the coastal towns". "This city should be painted!" Christian Krohg said when visiting Kragerø. Here are my pictures from the city and the archipelago.
Foto: Pål Stagnes

Vienna – a terrific city!

Today we have had a "non-drive-car-day". We have walked a bit around Vienna's streets and there is only one thing to say; Vienna is a terrific city!
Hjemmefrontmuseet. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the Resistance Museum

Pictures from our visit to the Resistance Museum.