Tag: fjord

Recuperate & Bay of Kotor Abi: Ah! another 52 Weeks in which Abi and Sebastian are thrown off kilter because one of them is travelling. When I think about this project and all its similarities and contrasts, I am always amazed we managed to keep it going the way we do. Every Sunday, we upload our respective images in readiness for the following day, regardless of where we happen to be. It’s part of my week and it’s pretty weird…

This is what I call a missed opportunity. Standing at the highest point around, stuck behind trees. No way out, no clear view of the fjord. A soft, tangerine glow reflecting off the water and filling the air. Stuck behind trees. Evening birds tweeting, my friend gently tugging at my arm, leading us towards our destination. ‘But the fjord’s over theeere!’ I swear, I can stick out my bottom lip like a frackin’ petulant heroine when necessary. To put this…

Dolphins & Passport control Seb: I’m only just back from Norway. I’ve been up since 4:30am and, try as I might, I didn’t manage to get any sleep the night before. Throw in the party the night before that, and I guess I’ve been up for almost three days… It’s views like this that make all the pain and suffering and drinking and debauchering tolerable though. I sat by the harbour for two hours, watching the sun slowly set. From…

This is just a brief note to say that I have submitted the initial documents required for a work visa here in Norway. While Norway’s not a member of the EU (damn oil snobs), it’s still fairly easy for me to get a job here. And once I have a job… it’s time to settle. I have a little money saved up, which I have used to place a deposit on a nice 1-room flat (property prices are similar to…

Seb: OK, so it’s not a stereotypical view of what’s often considered the most beautiful natural wonder this world boasts BUT… I’m fast coming to terms with Norway not being as blue or sunny or calm as the travel sites and brochures suggest. This is my attempt to show you what Norway is really like in spring. Not that it really changes things, anyway. I don’t care if it isn’t blue! I’ve seen blue fjords and bays in the Faroe…

I’ve been in Trondheim for three or four days now (it’s hard to tell, for reasons that will soon become apparent!) It’s very easy-going here — as much as it’s possible to be in Norway. I get the feeling that there’s some underlying tension. Perhaps it comes from having such a barren country, where only a tiny portion of the land is cultivatable. Maybe it’s true that money can’t buy you happiness. Or maybe it’s just the ever-fuggy weather —…