Amazing tour with Nittedal Bygdekor to Bratislava

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Slovakia is a country in the central Europe. The capital is Bratislava, a growing town with about 450 000 residents. We lived at hotel Devin which was located near the old town and near to the river Donau. I think the location was excellent for walks into the old town and for walks along Donau. But it´s also a lot of traffic near the hotel. We had a room into the backyard and then it was quiet from the traffic.

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The choir were singing in a restaurant on Friday afternoon. Saturday afternoon the choir attended a catholic mess in the central old town. It was amazing. Sunday we traveled to Cifer a little place in the countryside were the choir and a local choir were singing in the church. Amazing. After singing we was in a hall we got wine, food and friendship with the Slovakian people. We felt very welcome. They gave us a lot of wine and finger-food.  After the session in Cifer, we traveled on with bus to Madra, where we eat dinner. The choir were singing a lot of songs and the atmosphere was very festive.

Under is some pictures from Bratislava. Donau is the river that flows through Brattislava. We went up in the UFO-tower 95 m.o.h it was a fantastic view. It costed 7 Euro to go into it, but it was worth it. So if you are in Bratislava take a trip into the tower. It´s amazing.

 

I was just a companion in this choir, my better half sings in the choir. I´m so happy to be able to be a companion on happening like this.

I liked Slovakia, maybe we come back to see more of this country.

 

 

Roundtrip Hammerfest Nordkapp

Yesterday we drove 400 km from Hammerfest to Nordkapp and return to Hammerfest. The weather was beautiful. We stopped in Honningsvåg for lunch. The landscape is amazing, it's so huge and when the weather is good it is fantastic capturing pictures. I had to stop the car some places just for a photo. It makes me happy to be in this landscape when the sun is shining.

HonningsvågAlong the road to HonningsvågThe landscape, wild and beautifulFrom the same placeRaindeer moving from one side of the road to the other side. It's times like this, I wished my 300mm lense or more, but I only had my 18-200mm lense. It is a good lense and steady. It was blowing very hard when I captured this moment.

The raindeer and the rainbow. It was a beautiful moment when the raindeer and the rainbow showed up together.
The light is the essense of all photography and with this weatherconditions the light can make beautiful views. This picture is captured by my daughter Silje she was taking pictures of a beautiful sunset when I was driving.The map Back in Hammerfest. I have visit it from thursday to sunday, four days and I have falling in love with this town, the landscape, the people and the raindeer.

Hammerfest the beautiful city

Today we went for a walk on the "siksak" path. There is a path that go from the town to a viewpoint. The view from the top is amazing.

This day we had fun with silhouetts. I turn my camera NikonD7100 on effects "silhouetts", and guess what happen, it make silhouetts.

In the evening we went for a walk at the old road ( gamleveien)

and we made silhouetts again. The evening light was so beautiful and of course I had to take pictures.

From Alta to Hammerfest a special experience

Norway is a country with much wilderness. If you want to experience this you can buy a flight to Alta, rent a car and drive further north. We drove to Hammerfest, The northernmost city in Norway. The landscape is so huge. It is mountains and widen, fjord and seas. And it's raindeer. We saw a lot of raindeer, eating grass along the way. Here is some pictures from today.

Raindeer along the road.

From Oslo to Alta.

Sunset over Hammerfest. Panoramapicture, me sitting left in the picture. The photographer is Silje Schiørn.