20. October 2020

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.


20 October 2020
Today is this year's day number 293. We are in week 43, and have 73 days left of 2020.

At this day in history:
Bahá'í - Holiday - Birthday of the birthday.
1740Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuses to accept the so-called pragmatic sanction and the Austrian succession war begins. .
1781Limited freedom of religion was enshrined in the monarchy Habsburg.
1803US Senate ratifserer purchase of Louisiana.
1814Union with Sweden adopted.
1819Báb, prophet of the religion Bahá'í (d. 1850) was born.
1827Battle of Navarino - a collapsed Turkish and Egyptian army is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian navy at the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece. The main outcome of this battle is the end of the Greek War of Independence and g.
1859John Dewey, American philosopher (1952) was born.
1882Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (1956) was born.
1883Peru and Chile signed the ceasefire in Ancón, where the province of Tarapaca was ceded to the latter, which put an end to Peru's involvement in the Pacific War.
1889Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965) was born.
1890Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist (d. 1941) was born.
1891James Chadwick, English Physicist and Nobel Prize winner (d. 1974) was born.
1891Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya (d. 1978) was born.
1895Hans Reidar Holtermann, Norwegian officer, "Major from Hegra" (d. 1966) was born.
1903Border between Alaska and Canada are established.
1904Pacific War between Bolivia and Chile ends. .
1905General Strike paralyzes Russia.
1910The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister ship of the RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland.
1918Germany suspends the unrestricted submarine war.

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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.
Bilde tatt fra TAP Air Portugals rute 513 fra Oslo til København. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Air Photo

Photos taken from TAP Air Portugal's route 513 Oslo-Copenhagen and route 514 Copenhagen-Oslo.
Arbeit Macht Frei. Foto: Pål Stagnes


"The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again" - George Santayana
På tur med HH-Ferries fra Helsingborg til Helsingør. Foto: Pål Stagnes

It is delicious to be Norwegian in Denmark

It is delicious to be Norwegian in Denmark.
Operean. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the opera

Pictures from the opera in Bjørvika, Oslo.