10. April 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

10 April 2021
Today is this year's day number 99. We are in week 14, and have 266 days left of 2021.

At this day in history:
1533Frederick I, Danish-Norwegian king (f. 1471) died.
1755Samuel Friedrich Christian Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843) was born.
1807Anna Amalie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German composer and Duchess (b. 1739) died.
1813Joseph Louis Lagrange, French mathematician (b. 1736) died.
1815Mount Tambora erupts and covers several islands in Indonesia with ashes.
1829William Booth, the Salvation Army founder (d. 1912) was born.
1912RMS "Titanic" leave the dock in Southampton, England.
1913Stefan Heym, German writer and politician (d. 2001) was born.
1916Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York.
1919Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1879) died.
1926Bryne FK is established.
1929Max von Sydow, Swedish actor was born.
1935Percival Patterson, Jamaican president was born.
1938Édouard Daladier becomes Prime Minister of France.
1940World War II: Battle of Midtskogen farm.
1941Croatia declare their autonomy under a fascist Ustasa regime.
1946Erling Kittelsen, Norwegian poet, playwright and author was born.
1953Motor chopper "Judith", interest in the sinking of the British trawler "Barnett" in Magerøy strait in Finnmark. 1 killed. .
1954Auguste Lumière French inventor (b. 1862), died.
1954Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian skater (b. 1888) died.

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Granittrock 2005: Street Legal. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Granittrock 2005

Granittrock was arranged for the first time on 22 September 2005. Granittrock collects local bands, ie bands from Groruddalen to a free concert.
Utsikt fra Røverkollen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Røverkollen

Pictures from Røverkollen. The pictures are shot while testing Nikon D50.
Celle sentrum. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Celle

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

Amateur Radio

9 April 2010 I passed a license exam as a radio amateur. The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority granted me the call sign LA6CSA.
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!