29. November 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.


29 November 2020
Today is this year's day number 333. We are in week 48, and have 33 days left of 2020.

National holidays:
Albania National.

At this day in history:
1856Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, German Chancellor (d. 1921) was born.
1874Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician, Nobel Prize winner (d. 1955) was born.
1877Thomas Edison demonstrates the phonograph for the first time.
1898CS Lewis, British writer (d. 1963) was born.
1932Jacques Chirac, French president was born.
1944World War II: Albania is liberated basis of German occupation.
1947UN General Assembly will vote on the partition of Palestine between Jews and Arabs.
1948Ingar Pettersen, Norwegian footballer was born.
1955USSR detonates its first hydrogen bomb.
1962Petter Stordalen, Norwegian businessman was born.
1963A Douglas DC-8 crashes after takeoff from Dorval Airport, Montreal.
1967John Bradshaw Layfield, American professional wrestler was born.
1969Lars Håvard Haugen, Norwegian musician was born.
1969Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer was born.
1969Anniken Huitfeldt, Norwegian politician was born.
1971Gena Lee Nolin, American actress was born.
1971Gerard van Velde, Dutch skater was born.
1972Andreas Goldberger, Austrian ski jumper was born.
1973Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer was born.
1982Marthe Valle, Norwegian singer and songwriter was born.

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Flyshow i Oslo: Patrouille de France. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Air Show in Oslo

September 1st there was a spectacular air show over downtown Oslo in connection with the Norwegian Air Force 100 year anniversary.
Kanaltur i København. Foto: Pål Stagnes (video)

Canal tour in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a beautiful city and taking a canal tour is highly recommended.
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.

On duty with Rauma Red Cross

In the early 90's I was actively involved in Rauma Red Cross. I have many fond memories from duty weekends in Skorgedalen, but unfortunately very few pictures.

OL in Lillehammer

In this flashback you can see some of the pictures I took during the Olympics 20 years ago. Although I have a lack of interest in sports, it was an experience to be in Lillehammer during the Olympics and experience the atmosphere in town.