Living like Cavemen in Leikanger

It is July 2016.

THM has reunited in Bergen on a Friday afternoon. Meyer is definitely ready to start the roadtrip to Leikanger… just after moving out of his current apartment. Which needed a full wash down. And the furniture given away on Finn. And all his stuff carried through the city center of Bergen.

Easy. Happy I arrived early.

…but I am getting ahead of myself here. You don’t visit Bergen without climbing up FlĂžyen.

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And finally, we hit the road! First pitstop: gorgeous clouds.

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Huke’s legendary cabin can be found not far from Leikanger. It sits on top of a firm foundation made of rocks. This ensures airflow, making the cabin cold – and the oven with its broken tube ensures the smoke stays inside, suffocating any living soul. Absolutely perfect! (I am not just mad because I awkwardly fell off a chair and hit my head badly.)

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What a gloooooorious sight to behold! 🙌

I figured a heading was needed.

Meyer had brought his drone for the occasion, and we used it mostly to spy on some sheep in the far distance. Very useful. As night settled in, a fog rolled up the mountain side and tucked us all in for the night. Readers of this blog probably already know I am quite the fan of fog when it comes to photography. This time was no different. #foglove #fogweek #neverforget

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I simply love the overly saturated look you get from a soaking-wet environment. Full screen!

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That was it, my first throwback Thursday. Not that my regular posts are so very “up to date” really.

Made me think… eeehhh… how blissfully ignorant we all were back in the days.

Foggy Architecture // Autumn in Shanghai

Luck had it that the Scandinavian airline, SAS, celebrated “70 years in the air” back in 2016 – just as we wanted to travel somewhere. With a weekend deal of 70 % discount (points only), we figured out that we all of a sudden could afford to travel all the way to Shanghai! Tickets were bought after some hectic hours for 48000 points (down from 160K for two people, Premium Eco cabin!).

My better half did not look forward to the ~11-12 hours in the air… but was pleasantly surprised when she figured out we weren’t crammed in the back of the plane 🙌

“The Bund” offers a great view of the skyscrapers of Lujiazui. (Click image for larger size)

Although it was midway through November it was pleasant outside, so we had a few nightly strolls, walking the dog, ehrm, I mean camera. If anything could be said about Shanghai’s architecture, it’s futuristic at least:

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Next morning the plan was to do some classic sightseeing; but from our room at way-too-high-a-floor for comfort, I wondered what all these umbrellas in the park were. We had to move in closer.

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The spectacle turned out to be parents advertising for (what a great catch) their children are; they had made posters stating anything from academic grades- to athletic achievements. Not seen that before for sure.

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Next stop, the Bund. We were not alone here.

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…but given some time, and a bit of luck, you can get the space needed for a photograph!

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With all this time spent photographing buildings, it only made sense to visit the museum for city planning which had a decent miniature version of Shanghai.

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The perhaps most well-known tower here is the Oriental Pearl Tower, maybe because of its odd shape. Getting up and about is the essence of metropole travel, so no skipping this one.

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The Jin Mao Tower (right) and Shanghai World Financial Center:

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Ah yes, we had to return here during nighttime to witness the sci-fi, futuristic neon-light-heaven it for sure is.

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Before we left, I really wanted to try the magnetic levitation train. As it turned out, it only goes to-and-from the airport, so it made good sense hop on the last day! Glad I had my wide-angle lens ready. The station is massive!

I think we were the only ones riding it that afternoon 😎

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Ten thousand feet above Mongolia; the sunset kept following us the entire way back to Copenhagen, a magnificent experience!

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