Tuesday, December 27, 2011


It was a sunny day and a good day for a day trip south of Ås to a slightly larger city, Moss. It's on a spur of the Oslo Fjord and it seemed like a good idea to walk along the fjord and take some photos on a sunny day in Norway. We took the 9:16 train about the time the sun was rising.

By the way, it's my experience that in Norway this time of year, that the sun rises in the south and sets in the south, a few degrees to the west. It's odd, but useful if the sun is shining. South is easily established.

Unky Herb and the daughter of Norway posed by a moose statue at the city hall in Moss. The light is slanted, but it's about 1:30 in the afternoon.

This is the harbor at Moss. It's a well used port and there are a lot of fisherman's boats in the harbor.

The Norwegian Lady statue on the harbor at Moss. It memorializes a ship wreck long ago off the coast of Virginia.

It seems as though most of Norway shuts down this week. Almost all the shops that we came across had closed signs, indicating reopening in January. Christmas is a serious holiday here in the north.


Santini said...

The moose in Moss.... Somehow I want to add "Is very gud, but I like the buter better."

Isn't there a statue of a moose in Biwabick? Or am I mis-remembering that?

Again, the young people look cold.

Nice light, nice photos.

Mrs. Smith said...

I agree, nice photos. But what color are the young people's jackets? I was admiring them in the first photo, but then they turned brown. What's up?
I love the moose photo and the kids look so happy!

Jimi said...

BDE - That's the low angle sun. In that last photo they're in the sun and that's how it looks in early morning or late afternoon. The other one is in the shade and the camera takes what it can see. Good eyes.