Tag Archives: Norway

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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Norway Takes It Slow

A few years ago, I posted a story on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s longest, slowest television show. Viewers in Norway—and geeks like me around the world—were riveted to their screens for the non-stop, 134 hour-long telecast of the Hurtigruten boat … Continue reading

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Playing For Time

During the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to see the impact of climate change up close in Alaska and in Iceland. It’s beyond depressing to observe the dramatic retreat of ancient glaciers. Greenpeace continues to try and raise … Continue reading

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Oslo is a Scream

Norwegian artists Steffen Kverneland and Monica Tollnes recently teamed up to bring a street art twist to Edvard Munch’s iconic work “The Scream”. The mural, in central Oslo’s Tøyen neighborhood, is based on a magazine cover by cartoonist and illustrator … Continue reading

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