Eager. And not so much.

Back to the blog, eh?

Ready to spread my wonderful images and thoughts on the Internet. Or am I?

I’ve been inactive for so long that even uploading a photo seems like a huge task. And writing something is simply too hard.

I shot this photo of these two huskies last month. They are getting ready to race Bergebyløpet (article in Norwegian with my photos). Well, the one who is barking is ready, the one who looks surprised is like me, I guess: Not sure what’s going on or what to feel about it.

My colleague says he wants to print this photo and hang it on a wall. That makes me happy, it gives me hope that not everything I capture and create is crap, even though it often feels that way. That exact feeling makes blogging again difficult too. What do I share with an audience when all I have is cr… -less than great?

Is this winter blues? I look out my window and white is all I see…

End of depressing rant.

Thank you for reading.

Have a lovely Saturday night.

Arctic race

There are times when I am extremely happy with my job.

I’m quite pleased with being a journalist on most days, but some assignments make me think “Hehee, how did I get this lucky?”

Last week has been full of those wonerful moments. Because…..

I got to cover FINNMARKSLØPET!

What is Finnmarksløpet?

Basically, it’s the longest sled dog race in Europe.

Which means…

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1500 huskies
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Lots of really great people (I actually suspect that you must be a really good person to work and race dogs)
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1100 km of ice and snow..
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Petter Karlsson, winning the race >>

I shot all these photos working for NRK. You can find our coverage of the event on the internet and on TV.

Oh yeah, and check out my Flickr gallery if you love cute dogs 😉

BFFs
BFFs

My Favourite Backyard

I haven’t really presented this place properly, while seeing how many posts I’ve published from this exact spot – an introduction is long time due!

I call it my "recreational garden"
I call it my “recreational garden”

I used to live in one of the yellow buildings surrounding this backyard. Now, I live in Drammen, but I’m still hanging out here a lot. Not only because of the flowers.

Magnolia
Magnolia

Ah, Magnolia. How nice is that? There is the man who makes the flower magic happen:

see the gardener between magnolias?
see the gardener between the magnolias?

Somehow, summer arrived Oslo in April this year. I’m not complaining! I’ve been feeling like on summer vacation for the last couple of days. I’ve been reading many books in my personal little park, yes 😀

I wonder who've been watching me from all those windows!
I wonder who’ve been watching me from all those windows…

Apart from those slightly paranoid thoughts, life is quite fantastic!

Yes.
Happy.

 

 

Haitian Monument

The citadel is the largest fortress in the Americas! And people from all over the world come to see the sight, according to my personal guides – two local boys, who probably should have been at school, but followed me around instead.

Haiti was the first country in the world to free itself from colonization (1804). The Citadelle Laferrière was built to keep the newly independent nation of Haiti safe from French incursions.

(for the weekly photo challenge)

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Èske mwen mèt pran foto ou? (May I take your photo?)

Please (Souple)

Merite (You’re welcome)

Pa gen pwoblem (No problem)

Tout bagay anfòm? (Everything OK?)

My Creole skills became handy in Gonaives (although I must admit those guys spoke very good English)
New friends: My Creole skills got useful in Gonaives (although I must admit those guys spoke good English)

Mwen gen pwoblem konprann kreyòl (I have problems understanding Creole)

Kisa … vle di? (What does … mean?)

Kijan yo di … an kreyòl? (How do they say … in Creole?)

Mwen pa konnen (I don’t know)

More Creole >>

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