25 Aug 2019 – Well Wishes, Thoughts&Prayers To All
Sat: walk to town from Claire’s passing by a variety of old&new designs for houses. When I was here last year, this house of the Porsche car dealer kind of intrigued me and now I kinda like it, especially the glass-door garage which shows the car – what you see is what he is. The older yellow house with the craved balcony is a contrast and absolutely beautiful.
Our philosophy is about reaching back to move forward. We have something different to say with a sensibility that is both old and new – John Varvatos
WOW – Walls of Women.
Tollboden 1789 – oldest building in the city when the pop was then 70! The first public building, a toll booth in the old town Skansen then. And since it has been a resident, school, senior-home, museum and now 2019 a protected heritage site with an app pop of 72,000 with the cannons still pointing to the water towards the mainland.
Passing by this new development under constructions by the waters where Stein would like to get an apt (so would I) and my size of a vehicle&house. Wall-mural vs a patch of graffiti on the small opening.
Polar Museum is about Arctic hunting and Polar explorers and preserves and conveys stories related to this aspect of TOS history&the Arctic. NOK70 S$11Adult NOK35 S$5Senior, well worth the visit. Had our home-made sandwiches down by the low-tide seaweed-beach.
Wonder what Caesar will think of this nose?? Amundsen who in 1911 was the first to the South Pole (poor Scott!). Would be pretty hair-raising to have a polar-bear just above you. Good painting of the reindeer hunter that got me thinking of my Norwegian family who recently returned from the mountains from their hunt.
TOS Coat of Arms/Crest being the reindeer, had to get this glow in the dark (Aurora) T-shirt (always wanted a glow in the dark shirt, this has been the only one I have seen&liked) and these 2lovely wooden carved animals NOK405 S$63.
Also have been recently told that Finmark&Troms are merging together – Hammerfest/Finmark has the polar for their Coat of Arms/Crest.
Walking thru’ Kysten-Hus enjoying the CodHumour&admiring the paper-fishy artwork.
Have not noticed this men’s hair salon until now? Maybe this one of Marit Bockelie’s mosaics will be my favourite, but no, I like them all. The 2corners that are not forgotten.
Tkx to Claire, time for a coffee and to share a mini Pavlova. This used to be Pedersen bakery (now moved to Ringveien) where I used to get the yummy Grønn Genser&napoleonskaker
The former police station (fond memories of Henrik&Marit – may they RIP), now the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum/art museum. NOK80 S$12Adults NOK60 S$9Seniors.
Harriet Backer’s (1845-1932) Chez Moi/Home and the piano in the foyer talked most to me about Yesterday!
Not sure about Kristian Kvakland’s (1927-2011) Protest or Vegar Moen’s (1967) HKG and others!
Magic Ice Bar, now this is quite an novelty! At first sight, thought they were broken glass, but on further examination, discovered that they were frozen ice shaped like wine glasses – sure got my attention! NOK250 S$40, decided to pass for this round, perhaps next week.
Continuing towards the south along the seafront&jetty watching the paragliding from the cable-car station.
Passing by Polaris to Hålogaland Teater and back into Storgate to meet Stein for dinner.
Huken BRYGG, good food with excellent service – shared the Montaditos, Portobello burger for Claire, Squid burger for Stein and SpringChicken for me. NOK1,041 S$162
Shared a bottle of Mack WIT Isbjørn and even though not a beer drinker, enjoyed the taste of this. A thousand thanks to Claire&Stein as she will be off to Dublin tomorrow.
Different angle with different lights – a beautiful sunset from yesterday evening, but this evening the body goes to sleep with a heavy heart in the cloudy sky as life defies all logic and laws. Should be tired after walking all day, alas could not quiet the mind.
Sun: well wishes, thoughts and prayers are all out hoping for the best on this wet, grey misty day. Tonight I will have a goodnight sleep knowing that things will be better and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.