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  • ombugge
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    The old Voldsdalen Farm houses in winter shroud:




    This property was offered for sale last year, but no takers that would meet the requirement of the present owners to maintain the interior as well as the exterior in present condition.

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  • ombugge
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    It is that time of the year again and the inevitable "Bybrann remembrance" in Aalesund.
    This year it started with a light show in Brosundet.(Behind paywall. Google translate)
    Precisely 19.04 (what else?) "Brosundet burns" in motion. Ålesund Sentrumsforening in two-span with Fuglefjellet has made a great performance. It begins with intensely drumming flame dancing on records from Hellebroa and further north on the Aspøy side of Ålesundet.

    Simple, powerful images are projected on the hotel wall and the narrator's voice allows a couple of three selected fates to portray the course of the fire. Carefully dramatic music builds on everything. In the course of twenty minutes, this educational short version is served.

    The fireworks? It lights up on three small barges in the middle of Ålesundet. With Rossini in the sausage: Just over two minutes of gunpowder art adapted to the Wilhelm Tell superstition. Wasn't that the guy who shot the arrow through the apple on his son's head? And won the freedom? Same thing: The happening "Brosundet burner" also hits the spot.

    Saturday, the city fire weekend continues with agent activities in Ålesund church, patterning of the fire department at Queen Sonja's place, dance show with Bjørnis, children's and family migration first and then regular city fire night to Sunday.
    An interactive presentation in smp.no is also inevitable these days: http://bybrann.smp.no/#animasjon

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  • ombugge
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    The first bath of the year The traditional New Year's bath at Tueneset came off the pile for tenth time today. MartinÅrseth martin.arset@smp.no
    Job Bakker has been an organizer from the first bath, together with Gert Jan-Brink, Linda Eidset and Barry Lower. They have taken a Dutch tradition from the 1960s to Sunnmøre, namely to bathe on New Year's Day. This year there were 31 bathers, a little less than usual. In the top year they had about 75 bathers. - It's probably a little fewer this year because of the weather, says Bakker. After the bath, they got served hot soup and a bonfire to warm up.

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  • pakarang
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    May he rest in eternal peace and may his actions never be forgotten in the future.

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  • ombugge
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    Flowers are being put around the statue of Joachim Ronneberg at the Raadhuset Plaza in Aalesund:




    The statue was put up on his 95th birthday, after he had finally agreed. He insisted that the name of ALL participants in the actions he had been part of during the war was included.

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  • ombugge
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    The death of Joachim Ronneberg has been noted worldwide. Here is a BBC article about him:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45938874
    And an interview done with him at the 70th anniversary of the Gunnerside action in 2013:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-eu...e-1942-mission

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  • ombugge
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    Joachim Ronneberg of Telemark action renown has died 99 years old:
    https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/10/2...t-17727246.ece

    An article in English:
    https://navva.org/norway/nation/ronn...-tv-and-radio/
    Last edited by ombugge; October 21st, 2018, 17:13.

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  • Tommi
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    That's some nice eeryday photos, thank you for updating us ombugge!

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  • ombugge
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    No need for fire in the fireplace either:


    Nature reclaim it's rights:

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  • ombugge
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    Not much snow to be seen on the mountains after this hot spell:


    But roses are thriving:




    As is the beach-like stone garden near the bus station:






    I presume somebody have been watering the plants, since there have hardly been any rain for a month.


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  • ombugge
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    The new tanks is in place at Bunkeroil in Kleivane:


    What is that sneaking around the end of Stornespiren??:


    Ahh, re-positioning rental kayaks from Brosundet to the floating landing pontoon on the south side:




    They are doing a thriving business with guided kayak tours these days:




    The seagulls is less then impressed with their paddling skills though:



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  • ombugge
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    We have some buildings around town that is well equipped with antennas of various kinds.
    This is the new section of NMK, where Inmarsat have their offices now:


    The array up on the roof is able to communicate with their satellites in geostationary orbit above equator, at least those in the western hemisphere:




    This building at Voldsdalsberga is keeping an eye on the traffic in Borgundfjorden:


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  • ombugge
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    I have mentioned "Rundskue" in this thread earlier. Far too few, both tourists and locals, appears to find their way up to this ultimate lookout point at the summit of Aksla.
    Here is a chronicle by a lady who have spent most of her life away from Aalesund, but always goes up to Rundskue when she visit here:
    https://www.smp.no/meninger/2018/08/...e-17240162.ece

    This could just as well have gone in the "Are Norwegians racists" thread.
    Her views and arguments are very similar to mine when it comes the way Norwegians today see people of non-western origin who come here and their view of Norwegians that migrated to other parts of the world, yet retain some of their "Norwegianess", even in third or fourth generation.

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  • ombugge
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    "The one in Strängnäs is a quite typical one, perhaps in the bigger end"
    Swedish record maybe??
    Look, it is once a year and the contribution to global warming, NOx, SOx and particle pollution is minimal on an annual scale.
    BTW; Branches and twigs cause just as much pollution, but still far less then belching and farting cattle:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...than-estimated

  • Tommi
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    Yes there are, but Swedish bonfires usually consists of 95% branches and twigs.
    The one in Strängnäs is a quite typical one, perhaps in the bigger end:
    Valborgsmässofirande by Tommi Rotonen, on Flickr
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