Okay Britain

Here’s looking at you, Southern England.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / A henge

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Learning to swim

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Cricket #1

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / UK’s no. 1 suicide spot

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / An ice cream truck in a national park

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Summer night

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / England’s largest swannery has 800 swans and a pedal kart track

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Low tide

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Posing at Land’s End

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Cricket #2

Floodsport*

Just a flooded football field.

* Not to be confused with a 1988 Jean Claude Van Damme-flick.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Flood #1

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Flood #2 (Sign reads «All activity at user’s risk» – which is kind of silly – except the fact that it is submerged under 40 centimeters of water – which gives it a sort of legitimacy. Anyway.)

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Flood #3

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Flood #4

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / Flood #5

 

It’s January

Damn you, January.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / I have never understood January.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / I like biking. I have biked three times in the last 15 years: in 2008, 2010 and 2018. 18,812 people have biked past this sign so far I 2019. I’m impressed. Also horrified.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / A winter coat of many colors. All of them black.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The name of this boat is «Sunrise» in Norwegian.

7A

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The first of seven landscapes

Seven landscapes seen from seat 7A during the last seven minutes of flight DY617.

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The second of seven landscapes

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The third of seven landscapes

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The fourth of seven landscapes

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The fifth of seven landscapes

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The sixth of seven landscapes

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The last of seven landscapes (coming in for landing now)

Eclipsed

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Photo by Eivind Senneset (© All rights reserved) / The eclipsed moon as seen this morning from a backyard in Bergen, Norway.

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, January 21st, 2019, is the day that a reasonably young man in Bergen, Norway, were to goof around in his garden with a cup of coffee, a really long lens and a thermal skirt borrowed from his girlfriend. The Mayans sure hit pretty close with that prophecy!

(Photo from my backyard, 6:40 this morning. I had this sneaking feeling that I hadn’t posted anything to this blog for a few months, and just realized «a few months» actually meant 16 months…)

Each A Glimpse And Gone Forever

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A month of looking out windows, seeing Eastern Europe pass by, scene by scene.

I spent a month looking out the windows of trains and buses, passing great murders of crows, power plants and haystacks, empty billboards, roadside crosses and teenagers bored at weddings.

Some views repeated themselves: endless fields of sunflowers; railway workers not working.

On a late Saturday evening this July, I boarded the sleeper train from Istanbul to Sophia. From there on, I travelled through Bulgaria and Romania, to Hungary, Ukraine and Poland.

Through thousands of kilometres on rail and road I followed the passing landscapes of Eastern Europe and recorded some moments, some views: Each a glimpse and gone forever, to quote the closing line in Robert Louis Stevenson’s railway poem.

Ukraina #1

Ukraine #2

Bulgaria #1

Romania #2

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Romania #5

Bulgaria #2

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Ukraine #3

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Ukraine #5

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