Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

carved island

carved island, originally uploaded by H o g n e.

Larvikite occurs only in the Oslo-rift. It originally crystallised at a depth of 3 to 4 km below the earth's surface. The rock is typically pale or dark grey in colour and is composed mainly of feldspar. The characteristic blue sheen seen in reflected light, is caused by slight difference in composition and layering of the feldspar crystals. Larvikite is an exclusive building stone used all over the world. In London the ground floor of Harrods is laid with larvikite also used as a facing stone on numerous other buildings.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In and out of Oslo

In and out of Oslo, originally uploaded by mortenprom.

The E18 freeway runs through Oslo. This is 6 seconds of traffic.

Good Morning, Oslo

Good Morning, Oslo, originally uploaded by Marcus Ramberg.

Oslo Sentrum from Utsikten in Ryen, during the morning rush

Tuesday, March 24, 2009