Sunday, October 24, 2021

From a strange planet - 40

Today we start in Fodnes on the Sognefjord. Then we go South and then East along the E16. And then we go South again. We have been in many of these places before, during another trip. We celebrate the first snow of 2021.

Rv. 5 Fodnes - Google streetview - Google streetview

The water in the background is the most interesting part of the picture.
And sometimes the autumn colours.
Fog does not add much to this bland scene.

E16 Ljøsne - Google streetview

Sometimes the evening light is just perfect.
At night you see the glowing rectangles.
But not often.

E16 Borgund - Google streetview - Google streetview

Camera houses versus streetview houses.
Low-res camera houses have more atmosphere.
More mystery.
Camera houses look more lonely.

E16 Borlaugkrysset - Google streetview

There's a lamp in the middle of the roundabout.
We have seen many lamps before.
Often, they're mysterieus and show strange, unexpected behaviour and stimulate storytelling.
At other times they grow tentacles.

E16 Honing bru - Google streetview

First snow on 17 October 2021.
More snow on 24 October 2021.
Night constellations in the background.

Rv. 52 Breistølen 1 - Google streetview

Empty landscape with obscured houses.
Tarot card: the two of staves, the two of wands.
First snow on 24 October 2021.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

From a strange planet - 41

Today we drive a circle west of Trondheim, centered on the E39.

Fv. 700 Voll - Google streetview

That's not a white boulder.
It's a plastic covered ball of grass.
The wooden house of ghosts is gone now.
The road signs are still there.
On 16-10-2021 I saw that the camera view had changed.
Here it's looking this way: Google streetview.

 Fv. 65 Bye - Google streetview

The bare earth on the fields is beautiful.
It reminds me of "Vom gehen im Eis" by Werner Herzog.
He took a jacket, a compass and a duffel bag of the barest essentials and, wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.

Fv. 714 Våvatnet - Google streetview

We drive north.
A featureless boring landscape.
A tedious drive.
Today the camera points here: Google streetview.
We drive further north.
We pass the bridge to the island of Hitra.

Fv. 714 Hitra - Google streetview

We drive by a frozen lake in 2010.
Then we drive back south to the E39.
From there we go east.

E39 Hemnekjølen - Google streetview

Grass covered wooden houses in the parking place.
A statue advertising ice cream.
We continue east.

E39 Valsøyfjord - Google streetview

A Switzerland landscape. Lake Thun. Same geology.
At Betna we leave the E39 and go south along the Fv65.

Fv. 65 Nordmarka i Surnadal - Google streetview

Here we find another "end of the road" on streetview.
Meditate a moment upon this place.
Let the calm and silence pervade you.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

From a strange planet - 39

Today we explore the region of Trøndelag between Oslo and Trondheim.
We follow the E6.
We explore by day and by night.
We visit all the seasons.

E6 Avsjøen - Google streetview

Webcam night and day
Streetview seasons

E6 Hjerkinn - Google streetview

Webcam night and day
Streetview seasons

E6 Fokstugu - Google streetview

Webcam night and day
Streetview seasons

Fv. 29 Gravbekklia - Google streetview

Webcam night and day
Streetview seasons

E6 Oppdal - Google streetview

Webcam night and day

Streetview seasons