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    Following these superb images, have you all been with pakarang on this walk around Trondheim yet?:
    https://youtu.be/vwWVB--9EUo

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    • Ralf__
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      Beautiful! Very good composition.

    • yvneac
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      WOW.What a nice walk. It worth to get up early.

    Thank you all very much Clipper, Tommi, Seagull, Ralf and yvneac!

    Yes, this drone is a wonderful piece of engineering. I find it hard to believe the quality of such a tiny camera with such a tiny sensor.

    Now, with rumours of an imminent version 2 of my drone, I hope and pray for a 20 Mp camera and an 1" sensor. That would be taking the pictures up a notch again.
    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 is an image I haven't shared yet:

      2018_02_24-DJI Mavic PRO-Saturday Walk-DJI_0784 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
      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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        Comment on Blog update of 2018-Mar-16: Kristiansten Festning

        Pakarang - I started to type a draft reply to this blog update before I realised there wasn't a link encouraging a comment or response, but, having started, I hope the following is worth posting here in your Trondheim thread.

        The moment I saw your photos of the sculptures in the blog I remembered I'd seen something like that girl before, and was sure I'd made a "looks interesting" note somewhere. I couldn't immediately find it though. One of the reasons why I can seem so slow is because I'm incapable of just going on to the next thing if something is still niggling me. (Not always a bad thing - I've succeeded in so much by not letting anyone educate my supposed 'faults' out of me!).
        So, persevering, it turned out that I'd filed it under Oslo and not Trondheim, the picture I'd seen having featured in an exhibition of the work of a British sculptor, Laura Ford, at Oslo's Akershus. Perhaps it is a travelling exhibition, or one split between similar venues simultaneously? Note the fortress connection.

        As a 'futility of war' statement the sculpture is unusual to say the least, and I like any kind of art that is ambiguous, or thought-provokingly open to interpretation, personal to each individual onlooker.
        She seems real, yet to me there is something unsettlingly 'Alice in Wonderland' about her. Is she really grief-stricken, helpless and frightened, or is it just a bizarre game of hide and seek? Perhaps she's simply 'playing up' and attention seeking. Surely not a set up to rob a sympathetic passer-by ...or...

        Were she real you might well have hesitated, then gone back to your car first to get a warm blanket you had there, returned to find the girl gone, started to doubt your own senses, begin to believe in ghosts. There was something a bit spooky and scarey about her, wasn't there?

        My favourite sculpture is the birdman. Naturally one thinks of the Icarus legend. But of course it is impossible for me not to have a personal response! Even if her wings work, this lady-c-gull is unlikely to make stunning images like pakarang's drone. Her eyes seem unseeing, covered with feathers like the girl's with her hair.
        And then there are the shoes. Or are the bird's not velcro-fastening shoes but shackles, preventing flight and total escape from the fortress?
        Although the girl's are a lighter colour, my shoes do seem to resemble those in the sculptures!





        My other shoes are hiking boots, as are those of the original wooden seagull of my avatar in Helsinki.
        So I should maybe plan a very personal sculpture tour of Helsinki and Trondheim this summer!

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          I think I read somewhere that this was indeed a "travelling display"... and the it was limited in time. It had something to do with the beautification of Norwegian fortifications making them appeal to a wider crowd.

          I liked the girl in the doorway: I was actually startled when I saw here because I hadn't notice it going the other way. It was almost like there she was, while a moment ago, she wasn't.
          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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