Wednesday, May 31, 2006


This old grain silo hasn't been in use for quite a few year except for local graffiti artists using it to show off their paintings. They made the top piece as an assignment from Kongsberg Jazzfestival a couple of years back. The faces are of local politicians. The bottom half is more like the graffiti we usually see.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ketchup anyone?

I don't know if the local artist got paid for this Heinz graffiti ad, but it's hard not to see it when you pass by.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Lake view

This is the lake from yesterdays picture of my daughter feeding a duck. This small lake is one of many found in Kongsberg, and it is part of the citys water reserve.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Feeding the duck

Todays picture shows my 6 year old daughter feeding a duck on a trip we had the other day. She thought it was fun feeding it, but since the only food she had available was her chocolate chip muffin she didn't want to give it to much.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Historical site

This picture shows the monogram of Norwegian kings from 1623 and up to our present king. The tradition of carving the monograms on the wall the first time the king visited Kongsberg started in 1704. The monograms from previous kings visits was also made then. The reason why all the kings started to visit Kongsberg is that in 1623 silver was found here. All the silver belonged to the king so they came to check that everything was taken care of as they wanted. They stopped digging for silver quite a few years back but the tradition of putting up the kings monogram on his first visit has continued.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Glass church

This small church of glass was made as an art project some years ago in connection with Kongsberg Jazzfestival. From this angle it also has a nice photographic effect since it almost seems that you see right through it.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

In the woods

Here in Norway we have a public holiday today so we went for a walk in the woods close to where we live. This picture shows the path that we followed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Funny art

I spotted these little fellows on my way to work this morning. It didn't say if they represented something special, but it was an interesting piece of art. Sorry about the not so good picture quality but my camera was not cooperating today. I might have it checked to see if there is anything wrong with it.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Under the bridge

This picture is taken from under the bridge in centre of Kongsberg. This summer the city has started a project to refurbish the bridge. The opening of the *new* bridge will take place in October.

Monday, May 22, 2006

River Wild

This is the river that divides Kongsberg in two, east and west. Right now the river is quite big because the snow has started to melt in the mountains causing lots of water to fill it up. What looks like fog in the picture is actually water being thrown up into the air from the rapids.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


This used to be a dead end street, a parking lot, a small overgrown green area, and a few buildings. These days it's a construction site for the new city mall. I'll post new pictures as construction advances.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Taking off

This jet fighter is placed outside Volvo Aero Norge, a company in Kongsberg that manufacture jet engine components for the world's largest aircraft engine manufacturers. I don't know what kind of jet fighter this is so if anyone knows you're welcome to share it.

Friday, May 19, 2006

National day

May 17th is the Norwegian national day and all the kids have a big parade with lots of marching bands. This year the weather was not to good but quite a few people came to participate and watch anyway. This picture shows the start of the parade as they march through the crowd.