28. November 2022

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.


28 November 2022
Today is this year's day number 331. We are in week 48, and have 34 days left of 2022.

At this day in history:
1520Ferdinand Magellan sail through the Strait of Magellan outside South America, and becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
1812Ludvig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and folk collector (d. 1887) was born.
1820Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher (d. 1895) was born.
1829Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer, pianist and conductor (d. 1894) was born.
1859Washington Irving, American author died.
1881Stefan Zweig, German writer (d. 1942) was born.
1887Ernst Röhm, German Nazi (d. 1934) was born.
1912Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1950Ed Harris, American actor was born.
1954Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist died.
1960Mauritania becomes independent.
1960Aslag Haugen, Norwegian musician was born.
1968Clas Brede Bråthen, Norwegian ski jumper was born.
1969Hanne Ørstavik, Norwegian author was born.
1969Erik Ødegaard, Norwegian painter and illustrator was born.
1970Jan Michaelsen, Danish footballer was born.
1975East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
1975Ekaterina Dafovska, Bulgarian biathlete was born.
1978Siri Hall Arnøy, Norwegian politician was born.
1986Reisa National Park opens.

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Vinterpalasset (Eremitage) i St. Petersburg. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the Eremitage in St. Petersburg

Berlinderdomen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Berlin

On our Europe trip we drove to Berlin.
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.

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.
Nidarosdomen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures of Nidarosdomen

The construction work on the first stone church over St. Olav's grave in Trondheim started around 1070, and it is assumed that the church was completed around 1300. After more than 130 years of restoration and reconstruction, one can still impress the mighty cathedral.

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Yaesu FT-2000
Amateur Radio

QSO number 1000

Today I have passed QSO number 1000, which is entered in my log. QSO number 1000 was with DL6XAZ on PSK31.

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!