Thursday, March 01, 2007

Glass tree

Before Christmas last year a glass tree was put up beside the river that runs through the center of Kongsberg. The tree was a gift from Kongsbergs 'friendship city' that we have sent a real Christmas tree to for many years now. The tree is made of lots of glass plates. I think it's quite nice :o)

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Well, it's been a long while since my last post but I'm trying again. Life has been (and is) busy so I don't get to take as many photos as I would like, but I hope to post a couple of new photos each week.

It has been snowing a lot the last week so we decided to check out the snow today and went cross country skiing. We had a nice trip and the picture is taken at Heistadmoen just outside Kongsberg where they arranged the Norwegian Championship in cross country skiing last year.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

More photos coming soon...

Sorry for the lack of photos lately. I haven't been able to take any pictures the last few days. More photos coming soon....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bridge refurbish

I think that I mentioned that the city centre bridge was going to be refurbished this year. Well, now they have started and one side of the bridge is now under reconstruction. Here is a shot so you can compare when they are finished.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

End of a series - Walking the ladder

I have told you about the different elevators that they used in the mines, and also mentioned that they had to climb ladders in the beginning. This shot shows how the ladders were placed in the mines. All ladders went down to a kind of platform where they could get to the next ladder. You can imagne that doing this for a couple of hundred meters or more is quite hard.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Working in the mine 2

This shot is taken from a part of an exhibition inside the mines that shows the visitors different work situations. It wasn't explained exactly what these to guys were doing, but they might be working with drills to get further into the mountain, or they could be repairing and fixing the tools used to drill. Sorry for the "spots" on the photography but it was taken through a plexi glass window that made some reflections.

Friday, August 18, 2006

New elevator

This is the second generation of lifts in the mine. This one at least start to look like what we think of as an elevator today. They stuffed four to five people inside this elevator, and on the way down one or two people were riding along on top of it as well. At least they could relax a bit more in this elevator compared to the one in the previous post.