Category Archives: Travel

Berlin in Art

The city is a living gallery and here’s proof. Most of what follows is part of the East Gallery Collection, posted on the Berlin Wall and created by an impressive collection of international artists. Street art, otherwise known as graffiti, … Continue reading

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The Day-to-Day

I try and avoid taking photos of people, with respect to their privacy, and because I want to focus on what brings us all to the thing we’ve travelled so far to see. However, people and crowds of them provide … Continue reading

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On our Way to Berlin

Berlin’s young vibe and gritty ambience, not to mention its state of the art train station, prompted a second visit to this fascinating city. The 6 hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo and the transfer to our overnight ride … Continue reading

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Train to Oslo, Ship to Copenhagen

As I write, the North Sea churns white around us and the sun, at 8pm, sits high on the horizon. Our train for Oslo left Bergen 12 hours ago meandering its way, for 6 hours, out of the fjords toward … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell

From Aurland, we travelled by bus to Flam, then by boat to Gudvangen, by bus to Voss, then by train to Bergen. An early start meant fewer tourists and the ones we met, we hope to meet again. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Oslo Day 2

Oslo feels like a living gallery and what follows is intended to convince you. The opera house, Vigeland Statuary, random building corners, food, fountains — even the graffiti expresses a Norwegian flare for creative imagination.  Oslo’s human diversity only adds … Continue reading

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Oslo — Day 1

Our 55 minute flight to Oslo meant a panoramic view of a patchwork of farms and lakes as we flew west from Stockholm.  Sweden is flatter than I expected, but lush and lovely. Oslo’s hotel prices sent us looking elsewhere … Continue reading

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While Waiting for a Ferry

Yesterday, the morning hours saw us out and about the Old Town of Tallinn before we boarded our overnight ferry to Stockhom. The photos show our meanderings, including a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church — an eyesore and sad … Continue reading

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Finnish Morning, Estonian Afternoon

Since our ferry to Tallinn, Estonia departed in the afternoon, we took the morning to explore more of Helsinki.  That started with shopping in the Kuuri District in an effort to replace a weary pair of shoes. I said goodbye … Continue reading

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Helsinki

We set sail on the Gabriella for an overnight ferry ride to Helsinki, where its primary statue named Amanda, the daughter of the city, stands as a fountain in Market Square. Guess whose family is on our mind today? Our … Continue reading

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