Monday, July 31, 2006


This building is called "Bergseminaret" and was finished in 1786. The building was originally built for the first Seminary for higher education in mining. This seminary was the first of its kind in Europe. Today the building is owned by "Bergverksmuseet" which is a museum for mining etc. here in Kongsberg.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Methodist church

This is the local Methodist Church here in Kongsberg. It's quite old, it was dedicated in 1887 and they did a refurbish of the outside of the building last year. As a personal side note I can mention that may aunt has been organist in the church for over 40 years. She is now 82 years old, but are still playing.

Friday, July 28, 2006


Nothing better than to see some water on a hot day. Our warm summer continues so I went looking for some water to take a picture of. This fountain is placed nearby the church. Actually it is right behind where the new stage was placed during the Jazz Festival.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Yesterday I had to walk from work to my parents house to pick up our daughter that had been visiting them. I was going to ride my bike but had to walk because of a flat tire. On my way I passed this house where the front side is almost covered with plants. My parents told me that there had been lots of flowers there as well a few days ago. Too bad I didn't get to take a picture of it then.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Because of the heat lately we have had some late afternoon thunderstorms and some rain showers. Yesterday this rainbow appeared just after a short rain shower.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


If you ever come to Kongsberg and would like to borrow a book or just read some newspapers, this is the place to go. The library used to be in an old building on the other side of town, but it burned to the ground some years ago. After the fire they rebuild the library here.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Dry weather

We've had a really warm and dry summer so far and that really shows on the city river. This shot is taken from the bridge called Nybrua (translates to something like The New Bridge). The rocky area you see is usually filled with lots of water. We had a small thunderstorm and some rain this afternoon, but it's still really dry.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Festival opening

This picture is also from the opening of the Jazz Festival.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Youth orchestra

Since I've been away on vacation I haven't been able to take new photos, so the next couple of days will be shots from the Jazz Festival early in July.

This shot shows a youth orchestra that played during the opening ceremony. Photo courtesy of my dad.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


In Norway we have many old tales about trolls. According to the tales trolls are turned into stone if they see sunlight. The remains of this tree actually looks a bit like a troll that has been surprised by the sunlight. Photo courtesy of my dad.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Old tree

This old and apparently dead tree is next to a lake not far from my dads cabin. I think it makes an interesting picture. Photo courtesy of my dad.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Big crane

Lots of construction going on around in the city these days. Here is a photo of the biggest crane used right now.

Monday, July 17, 2006


This shot was taken by my dad. During the opening of the Jazz Festival they released a bunch of ballons.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Jazz life

The Jazz Festival brings lots of new things to town. Here is a shot from the park where lots of different stuff is for sale during the festival. You can buy clothes, candy, hand made things, rythm instruments and lots more.

Sorry about the lack of posting the last few days, but I have been away on vacation and did not have internet access.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Childrens parade

As usual they have a childrens parade the first day of the jazz festival. This photo shows the start of the parade. Thanks dad for mailing me the photo :o)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Band and stage

I thought this was an interesting view of the *hole in the back* of the new stage and a couple of the members from Buddy Guy's band.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Buddy Guy

Went to a concert with Buddy Guy yesterday. The concert was great. Even though Buddy is around 70 years old he is still going strong, and delivered 100%. I'm not to much into jazz so it's great that they have some blues artists as well. This photo shows Buddy "in action".

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Preparing for the festival

Kongsberg Jazzfestival is opening today and the city surroundings has been prepared for the event. Here is one of the decorations from the old part of the city.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

City sheeps

These two sheeps are located just a ten minute walk from the city centre. As you can see their wool has recently been cut, which I guess they enjoy since it's been quite hot the last week.

Monday, July 03, 2006

In memory of

This monument is in memory of Christian IV which founded Kongsberg in 1624. It is placed near Konsberg church, not far from the new stage that I have posted photos of earlier.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


This is a bull calf. I'm not sure how old he is but he is very social and loves that people visit him. Right now he is kept in an enclosure just five minutes walk from our house.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Off season - 2

This picture shows a part of our local ski resort. it's quite popular so people come here from large parts of south Norway, as well as tourists from Scandinavia. The big ditch is the Super Halfpipe for snowboarders and twin tip skiers. They do some amazing stuff there in winter.