Friday, October 31

End October - Waiting for the Cold.

As you see from the photo (made with my iPhone) the snow we had some days ago has gone for this time. But my car has got winter tires and the fireplaces in my apartment are more frequently giving heat from sparkling wood. The red wine will be served to the beef tenderloin, and an Irish Coffee will be perfect for a Friday night. On my way to the Fitness Center (Elixia) I am passing the "old" Frogner Stadion and the statue of Oscar Mathisen.
Oscar Mathisen was National Champion in 1907 at the age of 18, and became World Champion the following year (four years after his brother Sigurd Mathisen), despite falling on the 500 m. During his career, he set 14 world records, with his 1,500 m record from 1914 standing unrivalled for 23 years. The day before he set that 1,500 m record, he had broken Jaap Eden's world record on the 5,000 m and thereby had become the world record holder on all distances. He became World Allround Champion five times (a record later equalled by only one other person, Clas Thunberg) and European Allround Champion three times.
Not being a skater myself and not hunger for the winter and Ice to come, I should may be not post this photo, but the beauty of the sculpture and the speed expressed, is meant as a symbol of the last day of October and the entrance to the dark, foggy and cold November month. It is here tomorrow.

7 comments:

RuneE said...

Jeg fryser bare jeg ser bildet - det var iskaldt!

mrsnesbitt said...

Gin and Tonic here tonight!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Som Mine Dager Er, said...

Han gubbeluren med skøyter på er litt for gammel for unge meg til å huskes. Men rødvin og biff derimot - aldri for ung og aldri for gammel.

Kjære Arne - nyt fredagskvelden og biffen og ikke minst vinen. Her har vi benket oss til for fredagskvelden: meg med rødvin i glasset (typisk) og Handyman med øl og akke (typisk). Og nyter vi det?? JA! Hjemme best!

Takk for blå-linken din - kan ikke si annet enn ... fy f*** for noen flotte bilder! Takk skal du ha for at du gir meg opplevelsen.

Ha en fin helg, Arne.

Marit

Marie said...

God helg :)

Catta said...

Hvilken elegant stil på den statuen!!

Pernille said...

En vakker skulptur!

Så godt at du koser deg med vin og knitring fra veden. Skikkelig koseligt:)

Når det gjelder halloween så er ikke vi vant med rampete oppførsel. Bare små barn som er såååå søt der de står utkledd i gamle klær og sminke og sier knask eller knep. da må en jo bli sjarmert. men ellers er jeg helt enig meg deg:)

Ha en fortsatt trivelig helg. No skal jeg ut i -7 grader og ta kveldsrunden med hunden:)

John said...

Du trenger vel ikke vente stort lenger nå, her er det -6 og jeg regner vel med at dere har omtrent samme temp.
Ha en strålende lørdag.