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    This is also the way a November morning can be like in Trondheim, if you get out of bed early enough:

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      Earlier this week, new indirect lights were tested out on the old dockhouses along Nidelven. The intention was to highlight the dockhouses in a new and fresh way, instead of them being left in the dark... and perhaps make more people aware of the connection between fjord and city. Naturally, it didn't take long before residents started complaining about the lights, and crying out loud because they now had to buy curtains... (I thought every home had some kind of curtains).

      Before the lights, this was the way it looked in the darkness:

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        ... and then the lights were switched on:





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          A few more - and personally, I think it looks so much better with the light!







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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            Clearly more impressive with lighting.
            The question is: do we really need to light everything that can be lit?

          • pakarang
            pakarang commented
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            In my opinion, I think this is a great way to make the dockhouses stand out, and in turn, it might create more awareness of them. As you can see on the last image above in this post, deckhouse number 4 (the brown one) is getting more and more like the leaning tower in Piza.

            I would love to see these deckhouses restored and put into good use, instead of letting them rot away in total darkness.

          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            I was more thinking of "Light pollution" and power saving.
            https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#...ayers=B0TFFFFF

          Also the old city bridge (locally known as Gamle Bybro) will get some new indirect lights:







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            Now, they will adjust the lights and see if they can improve it further, and tomorrow evening, there will be another 90 minute long test... after that, I understand they will make a decision whther or not to go for this or not.

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            • yvneac
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              I don't know for the résidents! As for me it's a new reason to come again to Trondheim.

            • pakarang
              pakarang commented
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              That is wonderful to hear... I think it is a fantastic way to illuminate and show off the historic dock houses. They are truly iconic to Trondheim, and Trondheim without them, would be at a great loss.

            • Ralf__
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              In my opinion these lights are wonderful, and if you use new technologies, you won't spend too much energy. Thanks to the intense use of water-power in Norway this is not such a big problem like for example in France with their high nuclear power quote.

              Is it planned to have lights on during the whole night? Why not switch them off at 11 p.m.? With respect to the residents...

            It was one of those foggy days back in August.... I just needed to get out, and look for free food (aka berries). I headed to Byneset, about 10-15 kilometers from the city, and found everything I was looking for: sun, exercise, lots of blueberries, and some great views.

            As I parked in the forest at the end of the trail, it didn't look great weather-wise:





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            • Tommi
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              Huh, you've got company of a mysterious trio!

            Fog was really thick, but I was determined:



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              But once the hills had been negotiated, I found what I had come for... it was time to sit and enjoy the view!





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                What a great spot to view the fog, and perhaps on a clear day, the Trondheimsfjord:





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                  With my buckets full of blueberries and mushrooms, the trip was a success:





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                    Final two images as I made my way back to the car:



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                    • Tommi
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                      That seems to have been one of those days to remember!?

                    A short story and some images from this years Christmas Market at Trondheim city square:

                    http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...as-market.html

                    - and a totally unrelated image just for the whimsical part:

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                      It took me exactly 11 months on the day to finally get enough courage to share these winter-snow-images from Trondheim:





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                        11 months ago, on January 21st 2016, Trondheim was thrown into heavy snowfalls.... the city was blanketed in white snow (for a couple of hours).

                        Knowingly, if the snow doesn't melt right away, it quickly turns grey/black-ish within a few hours....

                        The city government loves spraying salt on all roads as soon as the temperature drops to near 0 degrees, because we can no longer drive on winter roads... funny, and perhaps even tragic, if you ask me.









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