15. August 2020
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

15 August 2020
Today is this year's day number 227. We are in week 33, and have 139 days left of 2020.

At this day in history:
423Onorius Roman Emperor (b. 384) died.
747Carloman relinquished the title as steward of the realm of Austrasia and retreating to a monastery.
1769Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor (d. 1821) was born.
1925Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist was born.
1956Inge Ryan, Norwegian politician (SV) was born.
1960Morten Harry Olsen, Norwegian author was born.
1965Frederic Hauge, Norwegian environmentalist was born.
1965Julie Erlandsen, Norwegian artist was born.
1968Frode Øverli, cartoon writer was born.
1972Ben Affleck, American actor was born.
1972Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer and painter (b. 1882) died.
1976Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch actress was born.
1982Johnnie Jackson, English footballer was born.
1983Schooner, "the solar limb" runs aground off Gamvik in Finnmark. 1 killed. .
1985Carina Dahl, Norwegian model, artist and reality participant was born.
2005One of Helios Airways planes, Flight 522, crashed at Marathon in Greece, on the way between Larnaca and Sofia. All 121 on board were killed. died.

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Grini-museet: Fanger. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Grini Museum

  Concentration camp Grini. The main building (today Ila Prison) was originally built to become the state's new women's prison, but was not yet used for this purpose when the war started on April 9, 1940.
Norwegian-fly tar av fra Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen. (LN-KKU). Foto: Pål Stagnes

Flightspotting

Flightspotting at Oslo Airport.

Trip to Pulpit Rock

On four days during the national scout camp close to 8,000 scouts went on tour to the Pulpit Rock. From the plateau there is a good view of the Lysefjord and the surrounding hills.
Brekstad, Sør-Trøndelag. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Brekstad

Pictures from Brekstad, Ørland kommune in Sør-Trøndelag.

Bletchley Park – where they broke the Enigma code

During the World War II Bletchley Park were the base for the British Secret Service code breakers.