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Month: November 2010

Mørketid in Tromsø

Mørketid in Tromsø

We started our Saturday with a walk at Telegrafbukta. It was about 12:30 and the sun was setting. We are now officially in “mørketid” – the dark time, but as you can see the sky still gets light and the colours are very pretty! After our walk, we cycled to the city centre to have a look around the shops. I knew the Christmas lights had been put up, so I brought my camera to get some pictures. Tromsø is…

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A November Afternoon

A November Afternoon

I had a day off today, and since the weather was nice I decided to go out and take some photos. I didn’t get up very early, and at this time of year that means you miss half the day. By the time I reached Hakøya, at about 13:15, the sun had just disappeared behind the mountains. The sunset was pretty, but the light on the opposite sight was even prettier – beautiful pastel pink and blue 🙂 I also…

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Losing light & gaining light

Losing light & gaining light

We’re losing daylight very quickly now… These photos were taken a week ago, when it was still possible to watch the sunset after work (at about 16:00). We’re losing 10 minutes every day, and after the clocks went back too, the sun now disappears behind the mountains at 14:00. Fortunately, we also gain some lights 🙂 my favourite kind! This photo was taken last night. I was on my way to bed, so all I did was step out of…

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A hundred shades of grey

A hundred shades of grey

Two weeks ago, I took a mini “cruise” from Tromsø to Kirkenes and back, on board the MS Lofoten. The Hurtigruten company runs ships from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, with one ship leaving Bergen every day (total journey time for the round trip is 11 days). They stop in Tromsø both ways, and this means the Hurtigruten becomes a part of daily life in a way.  For example,  it blows its horn loudly every time it arrives in the…

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