Tag Archives: Norway

Everything Points To Nostalgia These Days

I don’t know about you but I seem to be spending more time these days on random internet rambles. It’s not surprising that some of these trips down the rabbit hole lead to serendipitous bits of nostalgia. Somehow I recently … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Envy Norwegians

Norway has some of the globe’s most scenic geography, one of the world’s highest standards of living, and a genuinely happy populace, and now they also have these amazing passport’s too. Norway’s new passports were developed by creative agency Neue … Continue reading

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Not just the Gateway to the Fjords

Bergen has to be one of my favorite small European cities. The beautifully situated and stunningly scenic city has long been promoted as “the gateway to the Fjords” with much success. But now the tourism professionals at Visit Bergen have … Continue reading

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Cure for Summer Heat

Whenever I am asked to chose my favorite countries to visit, I always place Norway in the top three. After viewing this spectacular short 4k film by Moscow-based photographer Sergey Lukankin I think that you will agree with me that … Continue reading

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The Norway of the year

Every year when November rolls around I am reminded of the quote above from the great American 19th century poet Emily Dickinson. I probably first read the line during high school when I was going through that adolescent poetry phase. … Continue reading

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See Your Sea Food Up Close In Norway

The Norwegian architecture group Snøhetta has released images of its design for Under, Europe’s first underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, Norway. The project is set to begin construction in February 2018, with a concrete cuboid  half-submerged like a monolithic shipwreck off … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story

Placing ordinary objects such as globes, books, lights, and furniture in wilderness locations, Norwegian artist and photographer Rune Guneriussen creates unusual narratives and surprising stories. The video below explores his artistic process in the creation of these extraordinary installations.

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More Than Polar Bears

 Berlin-based German illustrator Christoph Niemann has created a charming visual diary of a seafaring expedition to the Arctic for National Geographic, told as an interactive story with illustrations, animation, photos and videos along with handwritten text. North: An Illustrated Travelogue is a click-through … Continue reading

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North

For regular readers of TBTP, it’s no secret that Iceland and Norway are two of my favorite destinations. Filmmaker Dmitry Bubonet shares my enthusiasm for the breathtaking beauty of these Nordic nations. His gorgeous short film, called simply “Nord”, combines … Continue reading

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Floating Libraries (Nordic Edition)

For the last 12 years, Svein Ivar Vinnes has been sailing his floating library through Norway’s fjordland. Focusing mainly on children’s books, the Epsos visits at least three small communities each day. Along with books, librarians, and reading specialists,the flytande bibliotek also offers story … Continue reading

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