A true summer dream – Hvaler, Norway

‘Summer is the time for dreaming, and then you have to stop. But some people go on dreaming all their lives, and cannot change.” – Knut Hamsun, Dreamers For as long as I can remember and even longer I have spent every summer at the Hvaler archipelago just outside Fredrikstad in Norway. (for all photos: click to …

In the Wonderland Woods of Norway

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire Cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” Text: Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”, 1863. Foto: Hanne Siebers, …

Early Summer in Fredrikstad, Norway

Normally the summer in Norway deserves a speeding ticket, but not so this weekend… 🙂 “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ― Van Morrison (link to youtube) “The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears or the sea.” –   …

Vindings Spiel – Ketil Bjørnstad

Rezension von Jargs Blog, Illustrationen von Susanne Haun “Mittagessen im Grünen. Eine stille Mahlzeit, als seien wir alle müde. Wir sind die einzige Familie, die sich hierher verirrt, zwischen Erlengebüsch, Birken und hohen Fichten. Die anderen sind nach Bogstad gefahren oder zum Østervannet, den großen Seen. Aber hier ist der Platz der Familie Vinding, wo …

Scream – Der Schrei nach Edvard Munch

    ♦♦♦ “I was walking along a road one evening – on one side lay the city, and below me was the fjord. The sun went down – the clouds were stained red, as if with blood. I felt as though the whole of nature was screaming – it seemed as though I could …

Jargs Rezension verführt zum Lesen! Aus Norwegen – erneut Per Petterson, diesmal mit “Im Kielwasser”. Viel Lesefreude!

Ursus maritimus – Nanuk!

Einst lebte ein Inuitmädchen, das mit einem Jäger verbunden wurde. Sie sorgte gewissenhaft für seine Stiefel und Kleidung und er brachte das Fleisch nach Hause. Wie alle Mädchen sehnte sie sich nach Abwechslung in der Liebe. So geschah es, dass sie sich einen Eisbären als Liebhaber wählte. Das machte wenig Schwierigkeiten, da die Geschlechtsteile von …

Arctic light – Svalbard, Norway

Happy New Year everybody! Christmas came early the day I received a postcard from one of the worlds leading, highly decorated and awardwinning nature photographer, Roy Mangersnes, Wildphoto, Norway. Please read, look and enjoy his postcard from Svalbard: Svalbard is something very special – it is an Arctic jewel. I have been lucky to go there …

Literary Norway: Karl Ove Knausgård

von Mara Giese, Buzzaldrins Blog. Mara Giese und Bandit sind unsere Vorleser. I was invited by Selma Buchfee to write a portrait about the Norwegian author Ove Knausgard. I was happy to do so and immediately began working on it. Due to my insufficient language skills I can only write a brief summary for non-German …