18. May 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

18 May 2021
Today is this year's day number 137. We are in week 20, and have 228 days left of 2021.

At this day in history:
1652Rhode Island approves the first law in North America that prohibits slavery.
1765A fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
1804Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed Emperor of the French Senate.
1900Britain declares a protectorate over Tonga.
1910Earth passes through the tail of Halley.
1920John Paul II (d. 2005) was born.
1940Former Hurtigrute ship D / S Sirius lowered outside Dyrøy in Oslo. 7 killed. .
1944World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino - Germans evacuate Monte Cassino and Allied forces conqueror place after battles that claimed 20,000 lives.
1966Bent Skammelsrud, Norwegian footballer was born.
1977Bjarne Solbakken, Norwegian skier was born.
1980An explosive volcanic eruption in Mount St. Helens, United States, killing 57 people.
1980Ian Curtis, British musician (Joy Division), (b. 1956) died.
1982Eric West, American singer was born.
1985Israeli forces bombard the headquarters of the Norwegian UN force in Lebanon.

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Vi forlater et trekkfullt Danmark. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Germany

Today we have had another driving day and drove from Copenhagen to Berlin with a stop in Heiligenhafen.
Tivoli. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Tivoli in Copenhagen

Pictures from Tivoli in Copenhagen.
Norges Speiderforbund: Landsleier Skaugum 5. - 12. august 1989. Foto: Pål Stagnes

National Scout Jamboree at Skaugum in 1989

5th - 12th August 1989 18,500 scouts from home and abroad gathered to national scout jamboree on the fields to the crown prince at Skaugum and made them into a mud sea. Seldom had it rained that much in a summer week in Asker. I attended camp with my group, 1st Rauma Åndalsnes.
På Den Røde Plass i Moskva. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Russia

Russia is the world's largest country. The country covers 17% of the land's lands, and is 60 times larger than Norway.
Oslo ATCC. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Visit to Oslo ATCC

Pictures from the visit Oslo Air Traffic Control Center in Røyken.