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    The evening before, when we arrived, there were some nice motifs in lake Bølvatnet. At least I thought so, and I just had to take pictures
    IMG_6070 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    IMG_6069 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The sun lit up the lake bottom near the shoreline
    IMG_6074 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    And of course, on such a place there are cloudberries and reindeer lichen
    IMG_6076 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    IMG_6071 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      One night, on our camper van tour, we stopped at Muruvangen camping near Gjende and Besseggen mountain walk. To get there, we had to cross Valdresflya mountain road 51.
      We stopped for a coffee and waffles at Bygdin Fjellhotell near lake Bygdin, where in fact an old steam boat (now diesel engine powered) has sailed with tourists since 1912.
      The little boat is named BITIHORN, but locals call it Bygdins white swan
      IMGP3576 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      IMGP3577 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      Main entrance to the Bygdin Fjellhotell café
      IMG_6018 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      And do you think the interior looks like any other café in this country..., cold and sterile? Take a look
      IMG_6010 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        And entering the reception at Bygdin Fjellhotell, reminded me of coming on board one of the old hurtigrute ships
        ​​​​​​IMG_6009 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        In the café they had an old piano
        ​​​​​​IMG_6012 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        And in the basement, in the toilet, there was an old sink with a water tap saying "Varmt" (hot) even though it was cold water running
        ​​​​​​IMG_6015 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        This place really had charm
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          In Brummundal they claim to have the largest all-wooden building in the world.
          It's the Wood Hotell, 85 meters high and drifted by Frich's Hotel and Restaurant.
          (Anyone wonder where you've heard the name Frich's before? It's the café at Dombås, where at least I just have to eat once during summertime)

          Wood Hotel is investor Arthur Buchards idea and the building is designed by Voll Architects in Trondheim, by a guy from Kristiansund
          ​​​​​​IMG_6041 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            Spectacular!

          During our camper van tour, we had one night in Hamar. The Bobilhavna (Camper van harbor) down by the leicure craft harbor was full, so we parked just 100 meters closer to the railway station

          The old ruins at Domkirkeodden finally got covered some years back, to protect it from weather
          ​​​​​​IMGP3636 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          ​​​​​​IMGP3639 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Just behind our camper van
          ​​​​​​IMGP3617 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          ​​​​​​IMGP3626 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          When walking toward the railway museum, we passed what must be Norways, and maybe the worlds, most expensive diving tower and bathing platform.
          The planned and estimated price was NOK 1,5 million, but when opening to the public, the thing had a cost of NOK 25,8 million
          ​​​​​​IMGP3630 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Some saw a pile of lumber, sharpened one end and painted them in different colors. Suddenly they had a pile of color pencils...
          ​​​​​​IMGP3631 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Along the promenade by the lake Mjøsa, several houses and estates like this were kept in ship shape condition by their owners. Very nice!
          ​​​​​​IMGP3632 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Let me just jump back to Hjerkinn, where we spent our first evening and night of this tour.
            A nice rainbow photographed with my iPhone
            ​​​​​​IMG_5992 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Viewpoint Snøhetta, where one can have uninterupted and spectacular view to the mountain Snøhetta
            ​​​​​​IMG_5989 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            You can also walk inside.
            ​​​​​​IMGP3535 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Walking down from the viewpoint back to our van, I spotted these flowers called Blåklokker in Norwegian (Bluebells) against a white stone
            ​​​​​​IMGP3557 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Some pictures from our short stop in Fagernes.
              Fagernes was a large railway stop at Valdresbanen, but since the termination of that railway in 1988, there are now only a few things left for memory, and to show visitors that the place once was contected to the rest of the country by rails.

              Here are the last train, locomotive, out of Fagernes station 31st December 1988, now back on display here
              IMGP3606 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              The locomotive and old station building
              IMGP3608 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              IMGP3602 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Detail on the building (I personally enjoy to see the NSB logo displayed, don't like the new name Vy at all!)
              IMGP3604 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Such dramatic colours and a sense of responsibility to look after these structures. Good work, Svein.

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                • Sterkoder
                  Sterkoder commented
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                  Appreciate you comment, thank you :-)

                All four images in #321 are wonderful, and for me up there with your best ever, Svein. The beauty of that landscape and the architecture of Snøhetta have once again inspired a CVF master-photographer.

                (Oh and that delicate blue flower is known as a Harebell in English - bluebells are something different )

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                • Sterkoder
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                  Thank you, Cecilia..., your comment makes me humble and I feel kind of touched (as we say here, I guess the translation is 'rørt').

                  I appreciate every correction to my english language. I learn that way.
                  I used Google Translate to find a name for the Harebell, and they fooled me into using 'bluebell' ;-)

                Yes, I know you always appreciate English language feedback, Svein. But in this instance it is actually far more complicated!
                Names of flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish and suchlike are always very difficult in languages because there are probably alternative local names used in different parts of the country whose language one is trying to grasp. This is understandable in very big countries like Norway, (and I am alway fascinated by such differences in Norwegian and Swedish), but it is also very true of the much smaller British Isles! It is no surprise that Google Translate is not always up to the job and that for foodstuffs and menu translation various apps abound, though with varying degrees of success (or hilarity!)

                Fortunately Carl Linnaeus can help
                The flower you photographed is:- Campanula rotundifolia

                The English name Harebell came about because it is also grows in habitats where hares are common. But there are LOTS of other traditional names - my grandmother called them Fairy Bells.

                However, although it's best to always call them Harebells in English, I have some fascinating 'bonus information' for you! They are also known as the Scottish Bluebell, so here in Scotland you/Google would actually have been correct!

                The flower that comes to mind when one says 'bluebell' in English is the botanically different flower most associated with woodlands and is:- Hyacinthoides non-scripta

                So are you now perhaps wondering what this flower is called in Scotland?
                Well, although many people would just say bluebell and that would be fine in context, the flower is frequently known here as the Wild Hyacinth!

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                • Sterkoder
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                  Oh..., I love such info. It fit into my kind of "motto": try to learn one new thing each day :-)
                  Anyway, when you say Hyacinth, I think about something totally different from flowers. I think about candlelit dinners and a poor husband (haha).
                  And as we are talking about Google and their translate service..., that has become a well known kind of joke in Norway.
                  When someone write bad English, or talk, for that matter...., we use to say: - Been using Google Translate again? (Just a fun fact).
                  Perhaps you know, but in Norway, the Harebells are totally protected and they are not allowed to pick up.

                Such a nice potpuorri of images from your vacation.
                You seem to have found some nice spots to park the camper at. I never have understood the elderly people in Sweden, who very often park in some city near place, with just some asphalt around 20 other campers...

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                • Sterkoder
                  Sterkoder commented
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                  Thank you, Tommi :-)

                  As for the elderly in Sweden, we have the same "thing" going here in Norway.
                  The advantage with a camper van is the freedom, freedom to go other places than within a city parking space, stacked almost on top of each other.
                  This is done only from time to time when the female members of such a tour would want to do some shopping in a different city than home.

                  As for the pictures, they are all taken with my full-frame K-1 II, but with a APS-C lense. My full-frame lense is in for repair.

                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                And do you think the interior looks like any other café in this country..., cold and sterile? Take a look
                IMG_6010 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                What an amazing trip-report, Sterkoder.... I loved each and every image, but I need to pick a favourite, and that's the one above. The filter and editing there makes this stand out to me, and I love the "feel" it gives me.

                I'm really impressed how you have grown with us here at CVF, Sterkoder... from ten years ago (or so), you have become really good at your game. I admire your evolution over time, and you do have a great sense of photography. Thank you so very much for staying with us and for letting me and all of us, take a part in your journey.


                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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                • Sterkoder
                  Sterkoder commented
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                  Quote: "Thank you so very much for staying with us and for letting me and all of us, take a part in your journey".

                  It's my pleasure, Jan-Olav.
                  Yes, there are this and that happening on that big bad thing called Facebook, but once CVF, always CVF.

                If you were impressed with yourself walking up and down the 418 steps to Fjellstua in Aalesund you should try the 6130 Midsundtrappene:
                https://www.visitmr.com/til-topps-i-...SAAEgLNM_D_BwE

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  If you were impressed with yourself walking up and down the 418 steps to Fjellstua in Aalesund you should try the 6130 Midsundtrappene:
                  https://www.visitmr.com/til-topps-i-...SAAEgLNM_D_BwE
                  Oh, my goodness, that is something I would love to climb! Duly noted for a later trip.
                  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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