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Photo: JR F | Oslo may be gloomy under the shadow of high modern buildings and dark clouds.
Photo: [AndreasS] | But it can be mystically beautiful when it is green and open space.
Photo: Andreas Øverland | That special beauty and mysticism is best with sun rise, shadows and mists.
Photo: Randi Hausken | Even if there is snow storm and freezing cold out there, Norway has its own unique style.
Photo: Geir Tønnessen | A foggy shore in Norway can be equally mysterious.
Photo: Geir Tønnessen | The color of a foggy morning in Oslo is blue.
Photo: Jarle Refsnes | Let's add this bonus mysterious beauty.
Photo: Jarle Refsnes | Let’s not skip this mysterious beauty near a foggy sea in Norway.

 

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Stavanger is the third-largest urban zone and metropolitan area in Norway. Stavanger’s core is to a large degree 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses that are protected and considered part of the city’s cultural heritage. This has caused the town centre and inner city to retain a small-town character with an unusually high ratio of detached houses, and has contributed significantly to spreading the city’s population growth to outlying parts of Greater Stavanger.
Stavanger is today considered the center of the oil industry in Norway and is one of Europe’s energy capitals and is often called the oil capital. But it does not limit the dwellers of the city to pursue their artistic dreams and share it openly.
Photographer DOVA has collected some of the striking street arts in this peculiar city.

Stavanger Street Art Series Really loved the effect created by removing the old render. The site is getting redeveloped to possibly the last chance to get a shot of this piece.
Stavanger Street Art Series. Truth
Stavanger Street Art Series. East end Stavanger industrial. Don’t sit down – stand up.
Stavanger Street Art Series. Need a decipher on this one..
Stavanger Street Art Series. Who is WHATSON.. time to do some research..
Stavanger Street Art Series. I really like stencils, this one is super intense
Stavanger Street Art Series. Line horse near old town
Photo: DEVO | Stavanger Street Art Series, Doesn't it make you feel alive?
Photo: DEVO | Stavanger Street Art Series, Doesn’t it make you feel alive?

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If you have ever played a video on youtube in Norway, you might encounter this viral ad and touching song from Personskadeforbundet LTN. The video has been watched more than 100 thousand times in a short time and the song is already one of the most sought ones. Do you wonder what this video is about?

It is a promotion video by Personskadeforbundet LTN (Injury Association). The organization is a very interesting one for all whose lives have been changed because of an injury.

The organization was founded in 1984 under the name National Association for traffic injuries in Norway by families whose lives have changed because of trafic accidents.

On 08.05 2012 the name was changed to Personskadeforbundet LTN to show that the association was for everyone, regardless of the injury type.

One of the most striking element of the video is of course the touchy song named “Run” by young norwegian Amanda Tenfjord (17).

Tenfjord wanted some help to have recorded that song she had written. Now she gets a helping hand from a nationwide campaign by the association. It is evidently a win-win sitaution for both parties.

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The new Norwegian family adventure movie, Operasjon Arktis (Operation Arctic) is in theatres all over Norway.

The new Norwegian adventure movie, Operasjon Arktis (Operation Arctic) is an engaging movie for both young moviegoers and adults.

The adventure/family film, directed by Grethe Bøe-Waal is a well written and engaging theme.

The film has just the right amount of tension for the young audience, and good enough entertainment for the adults.

The film is about three siblings who are accidentally left alone in a winter storm on the deserted Spitsbergen island of Svalbard, while they think going to Stavanger.

No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It’s a dramatic and engaging fight for survival.

Director: Grethe Bøe-Waal

Writers: Grethe Bøe-Waal (screenplay), Leif Hamre (novel)

Stars: Kaisa Gurine Antonsen, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Nicolai Cleve Broch

Country: Norway

Language: Norwegian

Release Date: 17 October 2014 (Norway)

Genres: Adventure/Family

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We all know the two Ylvisåker brothers, Vegard and Bård,  with their globally renown hits like What Does the Fox Say?, Trucker’s Hitch or the recent Mr. Toot. But did you know that they had a younger brother? Bjarte Ylvisåker (25) shows with his new music video, I Will Never Be a Star, that he definitely is from the same gene pool.

… and yes we searched for it too…    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pen+trick

 

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On October 1st 2014, Alexander Rybak and Solveig Leithaug will play a concert together in Nashville, Tennesse ( USA ). The title of the concert is “An evening of Scandinavian GospelFolk & Gospel-music by acclaimed Norwegian artists Solveig Leithaug and Alexander Rybak”

Entrance is Free.

The Concert is arranged by the Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville as a part of the Sacred Space Art Series – A series of free musical, theatrical and art-events for all.

More information HERE

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Norwegian British music duo Green children’s latest song, Norwegian Dream- with Northern lights video.

The Green Children are a European musical duo, who write and self-produce atmospheric electro-pop music. Milla Sunde (born 17 December 1983), from Norway, and Marlow Bevan (born 4 October 1984), from England, also established The Green Children Foundation, to support microcredit, education and healthcare. 

In June 2006, The Green Children shot a music video in Bangladesh to celebrate the work of Professor Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit and founder of Grameen Bank.

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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Writers: Petter Skavlan, Allan Scott (script consultant)
Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Synopsis

On the 28th of april 1947, Thor Heyerdahl leaves his wife and children behind to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft called ‘Kon-Tiki’, with five inexperienced crew members. The Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer travels on the raft from Peru to Polynesia to prove that people from South-America settled in Polynesia instead of people from Asia, as was believed at the time. The crew did not pack any modern technology on board of the raft, except for a simple radio, and were companied by only each other and a parrot. With the world media watching, the crew navigates the Kon-Tiki across the Pacific Ocean using the stars and being driven by the currents and wind.

While taking on thunder storms, sharks and the dangers of the wide open sea, it’s six brave men against nature trying to get the Kon-Tiki across to the Polynesian shore. After gambling all he has, including his marriage, Heyerdahl is determined to succeed. Thor Heyerdahl’s documentary over the journey won an Oscar in 1951 and is the only Norwegian movie to have won an Oscar to date. The book Heyerdahl wrote about the Kon-Tiki expedition was translated into 70 languages and has sold over 50 million copies over the entire world. Kon-Tiki the movie can be seen in the Dutch theaters from April 4 2013.

 

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