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Stavanger: Sverd i fjell

After our hike to Preikestolen, we finally arrived to our camping cottage in the middle of Stavanger. After a quick shower and cloths change, we decided it would be nice to buy somewhere a bottle or can of beer (hell, we have deserved it!) and enjoy the well deserved rest. Well, we had no such luck – stores were already closed and petrol stations, unlike in most of the Europe, don’t sell any kind of alcohol beverages. Alright, a lesson learned but at least we visited a Sverd i fjell monument. This has to be one of the coolest Viking monuments ever – uncovered in 1983 by King Olav V, the monument commemorates the battle of Hafrsfjord that took place in 872. In that battle, King Harald Fairhair emerged victorious and joined several smaller kingdoms under his banner, first move in uniting the Norwegian kingdoms. Swords are more than 10m high and are planted in the rock by the shore. The highest sword (and most adorned) is representing King Harald’s while the slightly smaller and plainer ones are of two defeated petty kings. After paying respect to my spiritual ancestors, it was time to head back to the cottage. I apologize to my friends who had to wait in the chilly evening for the “perfect” blue light. 🙂

The evening London

I just love taking evening shots in the beautiful so-called blue light. Here’s a few shots I took this April in London over two beautiful spring evenings.

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Metal sign on the gates of the Tower of London clearly states the ownership of the property.

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Evening view of the Southwark district with the 306m Shard skyscraper dominating the skyline.

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The pointy end of the Shard.

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Tower of London.

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One of the most famous landmarks – the Tower Bridge.

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Another view of Thames with Shard in the background.

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Medieval Tower of London against City’s modern bussiness buildings.

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The Navigators sculpture located in the Hay’s Galleria – just south of London Bridge City Pier

Londoneve-10Rainbow of evening colours pose a dramatic background behind the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

Londoneve-11One of the new London’s landmarks, The Eye, can be seen from various parts of the city center. Long queues and high entrance fee were two of the reasons we skipped this tourist trap.

Londoneve-12Houses of Parliament with the Elizabeth Tower, which also known as the Clock Tower or Big Ben.

Londoneve-13Another view of the Eye with the Thames river.

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A detail view of the Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben is actually not the tower but the bell inside.

 

Kranj in the evening

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Lanzarote – Around the island

La Geria is a small town in the middle of the island known for its unique vineyards. Due to the constant winds and desert-like landscape growing vines isn’t an easy job here. Vines are grown in a holes, dug out of volcan sands and in many cases further protected by rock walls. The area is covered with this unique looking vineyards and Google maps even show some of them inside a volcano crater!

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