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Love life, music and dance. Live today as for tomorrow it will be all history!

Oslo Impressions – Part 2

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The city of Oslo has beautiful old buildings like the Parliament,

The University with an Aula

with paintings of Edvard Munch famous for his painting ‘The Scream

 

You can also visit the Rathus

a massive, dominant building at the harbour.

It took 19 years to build.

Its chimes you can hear every hour.

In this hall every year on 10th December the Nobel Prize is given out.

View from the Rathus window

Part 3 coming soon.

All pictures taken by me.

 

Today is …. #28

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…a day to enjoy travels …

I traveled North to Oslo for a short trip.

The first thing I saw in Oslo was the beautiful flowers everywhere in open spaces.

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Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; 
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
~ Luther Burbank ~

 

 

 

Specially now in Summer

the flowers are the most vibrant!

Enjoy them!

They really do make the Earth laugh!

Click on the individual picture to enlarge them.

Before and after

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A very long time ago,

probably 40 years ago, I received a plant from my friend.

We called it Waxplant – Hoya

Since then it has grown very slowly but steady.

Every year it blooms.

For the first time I actually saw how the buds open.

Fascinating the way they open up.

This time I captured it on camera.

Before :

After:

The flowers are highly scented specially in the evening.

 

Today is …# 26 – a day to travel – Trip to Hohen Urach – Germany

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On  a beautiful sunny day

I visited the Ruins of “Hohen Urach“,

above the town “Bad Urach”.

built as a castle, later used as a prison, then destroyed.

It plays part of the interesting local history.

We used to go up when I was a child.

Recently we revisited the ruins with a picnic up there.

A steep walk through forest, we arrived on this very unspoiled spot.

No shops, no cars, it is beautiful.

See for yourself:

 

 

Well worth a visit, take a picnic and

enjoy the scenery and the peace.

Today is …. #25

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…a day for laughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in the future?
Candidate: I think I will still be using mirrors in the future.

 

 

A group at a MENSA (IQ 150+) meeting were having lunch at a local restaurant when one noticed that the salt shaker was filled with pepper and the pepper shaker was filled with salt.

After a lengthy discussion they determined that they could swap the contents to match the correct shakers. All they needed was a straw and an empty saucer.

They called over their waitress (IQ much less than 150) and pointed out their concerns. Without hesitation she switched the lids, said “problem solved”, and walked away from the now shocked and silenced Mensa table.

 

 

 

Have a fun day with lots of laughter!