Wednesday 30 March 2011


Gamlebrua (the old bridge), is connecting Krokstadelva and Mjøndalen. I'm sure I could have found out more about this bridge if I had asked my grandparents, (I should really do that before posting another photo of this bridge later on), but for now, all I know about gamlebrua is that it has been in use for 99 years. Indeed, it is an old bridge!

Friday 25 March 2011

Dirt in disguise

With a winter so white and "clean" it's easy to feel a little fooled when spring comes along, allowing the dirt to come out of its disguise. Everything the snow has covered up, whether it's plastic bags, a lost shoe, dog poo, or as it is in this case, the remains of fire works from New Years Eve, it comes to the surface as the snow melts, leaving our surroundings polluted..

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Heavy Machinery

The sun has been shining all day the last few days, turning the snowy streets into lanes of slush and thick ice. This lovely weather is keeping Nedre Eiker's roads service busy facing winter's massive meltdown with heavy machinery..

Monday 21 March 2011


Rumour has it that cats have nine lives, but I know for sure they have patience. Loads of it! I observed this scene the other day. The two cats sat like this for at least three hours, until the one in the tree surrendered and climbed down. Patience equals stubbornness?

Friday 18 March 2011

Nøstetangen Glass

Nøstetangen Glass, a small glassworks and shop in Hokksund, was established in 1990 with the purpose of preserving the heritage from Nøstetangen, the first glassworks in Norway which was established in 1741 in Hokksund (and shut down in 1777). The glass blown at Nøstetangen Glass, here by Merete and Erica, are blown using the models from the old Nøstetangen, keeping the old style, colours and personality of the first glassworks alive. For information about the glassworks, see their web site

Thursday 17 March 2011

Baker Carlsen

For over a century there has been a bakery in this beautiful old building in Mjøndalen, and the Carlsen family have run the bakery for over 60 years. In the old fashion way and with a dash of love they bake seven types of bread, cakes and other treats every day.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

The sun is finally out!

And it feels good! The snow has melted a bit more than what todays photo show (as I took it some days back), and I can feel the tarmac below my feet again. The birds have started to come back from the south and every morning I wake up to kvirrevitt's (birds twittering). Hopefully spring is just around the corner!

Tuesday 1 March 2011

My favourite part of town!

Another theme day! As you might have understood from January's theme day, I (often) find it difficult to choose a favourite among so many nice things, photos and places! Well, my favourite part of town has to be: home! It could have been the weird yellow tree which I have a strange admiration for or somewhere in Eiker I have yet to take a photo of, and I assume I'm not supposed to post a photo of my sofa where I spend considerable time. This theme day photo is of my grandparents' livingroom, and second after lounging in my own sofa, I spend time here either playing the piano or just enjoying the company of my grandparents and the view of Eiker (which in daylight looks like this).
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