7. March 2021

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 March 2021
Today is this year's day number 65. We are in week 09, and have 300 days left of 2021.

At this day in history:
322 BCAristotle, Greek philosopher and biologist (b. 384 BC) died.
189Publius Septimius geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211) was born.
1274St. Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher and scholar (b. 1225) died.
1693Clement XIII (d. 1769) was born.
1746André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802) was born.
1792John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871) was born.
1798The French army enters Rome. This is referred to as the beginning of the Roman Republic. .
1799Napoleon I of France captures Jaffa in Palestine and kill more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners.
1837Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882) was born.
1849Luther Burbank, American biologist and botanists (d. 1926) was born.
1872Piet Mondrian, Dutch templates (d. 1944) was born.
1875Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937) was born.
1876Alexander Graham Bell get a patent on an invention he calls the "phone".
1904Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian skater (d. 1969) was born.
1904Reinhard Heydrich, German officer SS (d. 1942) was born.
1908Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973) was born.
1911Revolution breaks out in Mexico.
1912Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition reached the South Pole, although they had actually reached the Pole on 14 December 1911.
1918First World War: Finland allied with Germany.
1936World War II: Germany occupies the Rhineland and violates both Locarnopakten and the Treaty of Versailles.

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Berlinderdomen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Berlin

On our Europe trip we drove to Berlin.

At work with Nordic Crane Bull

I have been with Nordic Crane Bull at work as they should lift 4 lifts on board Color Magic. Two cranes of 44 and 60 meters were needed to get the four lifts lifted on board before the boat had to leave the dock en route to Kiel. The highest lift was to deck 14. From there there was a nice view of Oslo and the Oslo fjord.

National Scout Jamboree in Eidskog in 1993

1. Rauma Åndalsnes attended with both troop and rover team on the national scout jamboree in Eidskog in 1993. The camp gathered about 14,000 participants at Ingelsrud farm, the place that would later become NSF's camp site.

Tomorrow new banknotes will be put into circulation

Tomorrow the first notes with the new design is put into circulation. First out are the 100 and 200-krone notes.
På Norsk Folkemuseum. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Visit to Norwegian Folk Museum

The Norwegian Folk Museum is the country's largest cultural history museum with the world's first open-air museum and large indoor exhibitions.