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    Here you can better see the empty plot of land I spoke about in previous post:





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      Some local shipping on the fjord:





      Boa Brage:



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        More local shipping:





        .... and naturally, the island MUNKHOLMEN:



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          More of Trondheim like many haven't seen the city before:







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            Some finals before I finish for today:





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              Other details of Trondheim on a beautiful summers day in 2016:







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                Some final studies of Trondheim:





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                  I've looked through your photos and for a fantastic picture gallery this is.
                  For persons who have not previously been in Trondheim can browse the thread and be very familiar with the streets, harbors and all buildings in all sorts of styles before they arrive.

                  It is quite simply a particularly great photo map and good advertising that you have given the city of Trondheim.
                  They should be thanking you for this, since the whole world can see what the city has to offer via CVF

                  Continue to show us nice pictures of your great city.
                  For my part I really appreciate them
                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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                    Dear Sir!

                    Thank you very much, you have no idea how much your kind words means to me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you once again!
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                      Today, I took my wings out for a spin in the spring air, and this is one of the images I got: the statue of the Icelandic (no, he wasn't a Norwegian like I thought) explorer Leif Eriksson.

                      He is the first "known" person to having discovered North America - even before Christopher Columbus. I'd almost add a slight political joke there, but I decided not to.

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                      • nari
                        nari commented
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                        I have seen Leif and his powerful calf muscles quite a few times. Quite an authentic-looking statue at close quarters. Yes, he was Icelandic so I hope there is a statue of him there as well?

                      • ombugge
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                        His Father, Eirik den Raude (Eirik the Red) was a Norwegian and a fugitive from Iceland. He was also a good PR man, who found, named and settled Greenland. (Freely from childhood learning)

                      Pakarang - It's great to see the statue of Leif Eriksson from that different perspective thanks to your "wings". I like how he is looking out at the fjord.

                      And yes, Nari, there most certainly is a statue of Leif in Iceland - a very famous one in front of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik.



                      The statue was a gift to Iceland from the USA in 1930, but was not erected until a couple of years later because of controversy over American insistence it should be at the very top of the prominent hilltop location. It was around the time when plans were being made for a square and church on that hilltop, and some Icelanders even wanted to decline the gift due to the American demands. A compromise was reached with the statue being positioned a little lower down (though involving demolition of a tower, a much loved landmark, which had also contributed to the controversy). The construction of the church commenced in 1945 but was not finally completed until the 1980’s.

                      Ombugge has explained Leif Eriksson's genealogy, but it is nor entirely surprising that pakarang had thought of Leif as Norwegian. The USA instigated a “Leif Eriksson Day” choosing 9th October because that date in 1825 was when the ship Restauration arrived in New York from Stavanger at the start of so much emigration from Norway. It's a day when US/Norway relations are often commemorated, much to the annoyance of Iceland!

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                        Thank you all so much for the additional historical pieces!

                        My intention was to get him to look out on the fjord, from behind.... the other image I took, as Leif was looking the other way, had no "impact".

                        It was not hard to decide that this was the better alternative. The other thing I had been thinking about, was to get a little elevated to get the right view. We don't need our wings to take us 120 meters towards the sky to get great views... this was just 4 meters or so.

                        Kind of cool to see the statue-equialent from Iceland as well.

                        Have you seen the eyes of the one in Trondheim? They are "hollowed" out a bit and it makes you think he is staring right into your mind.
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                          Oh paks, you succeeded so well in your intention I love that image, the Viking's eyes intent across the water. I have looked up into those eyes too, and your words "staring right into your mind" describe the experience exactly.
                          Whereas the Reykjavik statue, has the head turned aside, which has that explorer-thrust into uncharted seas left, as Nari noted, to his legs to depict - along with the angle of the back of the granite plinth reminiscent of the prow of a Viking ship. There was actually one 'demand' of the USA that was never met - the (American) sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder envisaged the statue set in the centre of a pond, representing the Atlantic Ocean! Ummm....

                          But back to the Trondheim statue. It is actually a copy of August Werner's 1962 sculpture in Seattle! The Trondheim statue was a gift from Seattle to Trondheim on the occasion of Trondheim's 1000th year anniversary in 1997 to honor Norwegian emmigrants.

                          There are two other copies of this statue, and these commemorate Leif Eriksson himself. One is in Newfoundland, at the site of his Vinland homestead. The other, which I would love to visit, is in south Greenland at Brattahlķš, now Qassiarsuk, his home and Norwegian father's estate in that Viking colony.

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                            Fantastic pictures from a beautiful city!!! Details I've never seen before. Thank you.
                            Now I also (finally) know what those black rods on the wall of the fort are. They are locking rods at the end of the floor beams.
                            The beams has steel eyes in each end, and built into the wall so that the eyes are just visible on the outside. To prevent the floor beams from sliding out of their position, a steel rod to lock it in place are put through the eye on the outside. Hope you all understood this explanation

                            The same building technique down at Mellemverftet ship yard from the 1800s here in Kristiansund:

                            Floor beams


                            Locked with a rod on the outside

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                              I must say thank you also to Tommi, who started me thinking about those rods on the outside of old brick and concrete buildings with his picture "Some decorations" in post #6 picture 3 of the thread This is Strängnäs. Those two Cs, back to back, are floor beam locks
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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