Autumn mood in Oslo


I went off the metro one stop before my destination to explore the beautiful autumn colors. Vestre Gravlund (Western Cemetery), Oslo, Norway. Photos taken by iPhone4. Contrast and color adjustment done in Photoshop Elements.

F**k it – the ultimate spiritual way

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I’m advocating free choice of spiritual paths. And I believe finding one’s own path is part of the journey. I teach people to spot RED FLAGS. Whether their chosen path is bits and pieces of Scientology or any other religion – or something completely different like F**k it – the ultimate spiritual way or no path at all doesn’t matter. I respect whatever people choose to believe as long as that spiritual journey doesn’t consist … Continue reading

Innovation: Norwegian Slow TV


With Slow TV we are approaching a new era of television. Less noise and less flashing images. This is what Al Jazeera reports. I recommend watching the full 9:30 minutes where both pros and cons share their opinions: I remember well when the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) started its live coverage of the 134-hour voyage along the Norwegian coast line and fjords. I was spending time with my father in Norway during his cancer treatments and the Slow … Continue reading

Greåker Wind Band Anniversary Concert with Øystein Sunde


Greåker Wind Band celebrates its 105th anniversary and we have invited Øystein Sunde to our Anniversary Concert Saturday 9th of November 2013 at 19:00 at Sarpsborg Scene. Guest artist: Øystein Sunde, one of Norways’ finest guitarists. Our amazing conductor Geir Holm. Get your tickets at –

The Amazing Botanical Garden Oslo


Anette and Geir are exploring yet another pearl: The University Botanical Garden in Oslo is Norway’s oldest botanical garden, established in 1814. It is administrated by the University of Oslo. Click on photos to enlarge. This is the “Central Park” of Oslo: This rare cactus, Dvergtistel (Cirsium acaule), is only to be found on a small island, Ulvøya, just outside Oslo: Granite greenhouse: Quinoa: Pictures taken by iPhone 4. Blog post composed in the WordPress … Continue reading

Exploring Maridalsvannet and Akerselva in wonderful Oslo


Today I found yet another pearl in Oslo; Maridalsvannet. It is a lake that supplies Oslo of drinking water. There’s a river, Akerselva, that runs from this lake out into the Oslo fjord. My love, Geir, was my personal guide. Along the river you find plenty of small fresh water “beaches” where you can chill and cool down. The air is fresh the water is pure and clean. A pearl in Oslo. No more industry … Continue reading