A Roll in the Universe

Website of Keera Ann Fox, an American in Bergen, Norway

Category: My travels

“And here are my 542 photos from my trip to…” Or not.

On the fjord

On Saturday, I took a tour with the MS Bruvik, the same boat that once ferried me to summer camp when I was about 10 years old. Back then it was just a boat ride. Now it was a historical adventure in several ways.

The fjord ship “MS Bruvik”, photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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Trolldom in the rain

Ole Bull, violinist and considered Norway’s first “rock star”, had quite the flare for the dramatic and the mysterious. This last was why he was drawn to the island of Lysøen, where he built his last home.

Ole Bull’s house on Lysøen island

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View from Landås and at airport

I mentioned a new sign (piece of art, actually) that will greet travelers when they exit our new airport terminal that’s opening in August. Here it is: Continue reading

Down memory lanes

As Eddie and I carefully set our feet down between sheep droppings, we caught a whiff of fresh manure. Instantly, I was transported back to my childhood in Norway, spent in the country with a potato field in front of the house, a couple of steers grazing in a pasture next to the carport, and my uncle’s sheep passing by our house on their way to and from their barn.

View from above Lygra dock

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Magnet

I’m one of those people who covers her refrigerator in magnets, as seen on part of my fridge door: Continue reading

A bit of post D-Day zen

A Normandy beach today

A Normandy beach today

Water show in Hamburg

Water show in Hamburg

D-Day, June 6 1944

"On the 6th of June 1944, on the beaches of Normandy, over 10,000 young soldiers paid for our freedom."

“On the 6th of June 1944, on the beaches of Normandy, over 10,000 young soldiers paid for our freedom.”

It’s 72 years since D-day, the landing of allied troops on the shores of Normandy, France, in a no-holds-barred attack on the occupying Germans. Continue reading

Summer vacation to southern Norway July 2015

I never tire of taking ferries. A break in the driving, and a chance to get some fresh sea air.

Ferry to Stord

Ferry to Stord

Somewhere along the bus ride to southern Norway.

West coast nature, Norway

West coast nature, Norway

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