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    Two pictures from the hospital demolition:





    A new hotel is being built near the cruise ship terminal.
    Dwarfing all the buildings nearby.
    Progress ? - Not in my opinion.

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      Trondheim is indeed a very nice town to visit. You might expect it to be a town at the sea, but for me it was more a town at the river.




      Everybody in Trondheim is riding a bike, even the Ambulance people. They all seem to keep up the pace, even when going uphill.


      As a Swede it felt a bit strange to walk around in Kristiansten festning. It was in fact built to protect the town from a Swedish invasion.


      At my visit, I never identified this marvellous building, but some of you might have a clue?


      Trondheim scenery at it's best.


      Any volenteers to move this lawn? Seems a bit steep if you ask me.


      A famous bridge.


      BoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoatsBoats , I love to be where the boats are!

      /Tommi

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        At my visit, I never identified this marvellous building, but some of you might have a clue?
        Certainly. This is the old/main building of the technical school/university (formely NTH) in Trondheim, now abreviated NTNU (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Universitet).

        Nice report from a fantastic city, Tommi!! Thanks!!
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          They are all terrific photos Tommi, but the one of the fortress is absolutely perfect. Those clouds! It’s a “wish I’d taken that” photo! And I enjoyed reading your comments and impressions.

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            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
            Certainly. This is the old/main building of the technical school/university (formely NTH) in Trondheim, now abreviated NTNU (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Universitet).
            It must be a great honour to study at a university with such a great historical premises.

            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
            They are all terrific photos Tommi, but the one of the fortress is absolutely perfect. Those clouds! It’s a “wish I’d taken that” photo! And I enjoyed reading your comments and impressions.
            Thanks! I like to take real life photos and to make the best of the situation even if it happens to be a bit dull weather.


            Some more from the banks of Nidelven.




            Well, you all know Nidarosdomen?


            There are really a lot of details on to look at.




            Some of the statues are decorated with flowers.


            On the side of the cathedral I found this plaque. A early form of sponsorship or just a grave?

            A couple of pictures from the activities at Olavfestdagarna:




            /Tommi

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              Originally posted by Tommi View Post

              There are really a lot of details on to look at./Tommi
              Let me add that the statues you have pictured here are: from the left: Mercy, Peace, Justice and Bishop Thoralk on the right.

              The three first ones are the part of a set of four (the fourth one, Truth, is to the left of Mercy) statues called "The four divine sisters".

              These four virtues were from earliest times seen as being connected, and are often portrayed as four sisters, each with her own personal attribute. This harks back to David's Psalm 85, verses 10-14:

              Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
              rightenousness and peace will kiss eachother.
              Faithfullness will spring from the ground,
              and righteousness will look down from the sky.
              Yea, the Lord will give what is good,
              and our Land will yield its increase.
              Rightenousness will go before him,
              and make his fottsteps a way."


              Originally posted by Tommi View Post
              /Tommi
              In this image, from left to right, you have captured Saint Hallvard, Saint Sunniva, Saint Olav (with the flowers), and two of the three theological virtues: Love and Hope (Charity not in the image).

              Originally posted by Tommi View Post

              Some of the statues are decorated with flowers./Tommi
              To the left in this image, you have Saint Paul The Apostle, in the middle is The Apostle Saint James The Greater and to the right is Saint Simon The Apostle.

              If you want, I could tell you a whole lot more about these figures.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                New fake rainbows in Trondheim Port at Brattøra is coming:

                http://www.tih.no/nyhet/oftere-regnb...ttora-686.aspx
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  A pre-war spy-film for Trondheim, dated 1936, found?

                  http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondh...cle1581229.ece
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    Some recent photos from a walk along Nidelven, just below "Nedre Leirfossen" Dam:



                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Two more shots of the many swans that have gathered there:





                      The weather wasn't so good at all: a sun breaking out would probably have made the images stand out a bit more, making them more dynamic... instead I had to rely on high ISO and my tripod to get these.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #375 ….love that expression…. but no don’t start me on a caption contest!!!!!!

                        Actually I’m glad the sun wasn’t bright. Like the feather texture and softer range of tones and then the contrast of the yellow beak.

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                          One of the reasons I want to come to Trondheim is to spend time at the cathedral's facade. The statuary is AMAZING!

                          Jan-Olav, how wonderful that you know so much about them!
                          I've been fascinated by Gothic cathedral architecture ever since I had to write a paper on it in Art History class in college. I love how the stone masons would train apprentices from the area and then they put their own spin on the carvings. (this happened at St. John the Divine in New York City...Italian stone masons pulled workers who exhibited talent from the neighborhood--Harlem- and trained them. You can see the Latino and African American influences on the gargoyles and grotesques! Wonderful stuff...)

                          What I love are the faces between the statues. Ordinary folk captured for millennia...

                          Also having studied clothing as part of costume design.... Statuary is a wonderful reference for any time before paintings became common...it's often the only way to see how people dressed.

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                            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                            #375 ….love that expression…. but no don’t start me on a caption contest!!!!!!
                            It reminds me of my brother Ed, who HATES having his photo taken...to the point were he puts his hand up to block his face. The swan seems to be saying "no photos!!!!" lol

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                              You are so right, Lady E... knowing more about the statues on the west front of the cathedral has been kind of reading the story of Trondheim.

                              Each of the statues depicts someone, and there is naturally a history behind each person.

                              Come here, and you'll have yourself a "free" guide!
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                                Here are some additional images from that recent walk along the banks of Nidelven, just beneath "Nedre Leirfossen" dam....

                                As mentioned, the weather was kind of grey, so to make these, I had to use my tripod to get the desire effect of flowing water.



                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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