I know that stealing is not always acceptable, but as Picasso once said: To steal from the best is what I sometimes do.
So I do.
Therefor she took the happy photo of me sitting in my favorite corner surrounded of great paintings.
Life is Great.
Tuesday, July 25
Oslo during summertime can be experienced through a lot of activities. We walk a lot and visiting different parts of the town is one activity that we apreciate very much.
I therefore start this blogpost with an image from Grunerløkka; the area close to Akerselva the most important river when developing Oslo into an industrial city during the 1800 centyry.
Gamle Aker church from around 1150 many old and beautiful houses have been taken good care of. The hill is though very steep for an old man.
Visiting shows and concerts is another summer activity in Norway. We took a trip for participating in the 20th anniversity of the "Evert Taube Show" at Engelsviken at the southern part of the Oslo Fjord. Here is Lars Klevstrand performing one of Taube´s figures: Fritiof Andersson.
Høgevarde 1459 moh is a nice mountain where many walking routes (see map) can give a great experience
Ranten from the north.
Until 1858, kryllinger, sigdøler, eggedøler, hallinger and people from Numedal came together to mountain dance at Raudmyrane between Krødsherad and Eggedal.
Here people gathered for trading, horse-swapping, drinking and dancing.
During the Raudmyr dance, 24-25. July 1858, there was a horrifying bad weather. Extreme snowstorm and party people searched for shelter in the bushes. Others took on the paths back home.
Kryllingane had a long way. Four hours walk with some steap hillsides. Three men died this night. Two were found shortly after, but the playman Kjetil Langebakke (33 years) was not found until later in the fall.
Kittan at the peak of Ranten 1419 moh. Behind him there is a steap steap hillside.
Well back at the chalet a dip in the small lake (17,5 degr) feels good,
Monday, July 17
Two paintings are now ready to be presented in my blog.
The first painting: 42 x 62 acryllic on canvas,
is from one of the most traditional motives in the old Jugend city; Molovegen, Ålesund
Molovegen is also one of the eldest streets in the city and the wooden houses here were not attacked by the city fire in 1904.
is a "selfie" of the artist and his wife although you have to be very kind is you say it is a portrait.