Photos from Norway (August 16-23, 2008)

      Louka Dlagnekov, Honza Rehacek

"Are you trying to tell me," said Arthur, slowly and with control,
"that you originally... made the Earth?"
"Oh yes," said Slartibartfast. "Did you ever go to a place
...I think it was called Norway?"
"No", said Arthur, "no, I didn't."
"Pity," said Slartibartfast, "that was one of mine.
Won an award, you know. Lovely crinkly edges."

---Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy---

There is one thing which needs to be said. It is nearly impossible to take photos of Norway. How can you capture the ever changing texture of its many waterfalls or the amazing full angle panoramas of its fjords? They really call for the full three-dimensional rendering, for personal experience. If the above photos piqued your interest, call your travel agent and go visit the country.

Norway is expensive though, so if you are on a tight budget, let me recommend its many camping grounds for accomodations. You won't even need your own tent, because most of them have little cabins available (called "hytta"). They cost about 250-500 NOK, depending on the location, and usually sleep 4 people.

But if you are an incorrigible virtual traveler and would like to see more photos, here you go.

Warning: some of these are pretty heavy on volume. If you have a slow connection, you may want to skip the Road Series and Miscellaneous.

All of the above photos were taken in the landscape format, which I prefer. But every now and then one does not have a choice. Special thanks to Thor (the God of Thunder) for the great weather. Although our car caught a few sprinkles here and there, we didn't have to use our umbrellas in Norway at all. Tusen Takk, Thor!

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