25. desember 2008

Pueblos Blancos (white villages)

The higher we drove into the sierraes, the smaller and more picturesque the towns and villages became. These towns are called Pueblos Blancos, or the white towns of Andalusia - and are characterised by whitewashed walls and red or brown tiled roofs.



Between Casares and Gaucín.

Between Casares and Gaucín.





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23. desember 2008


Ronda is one of the most ancient cities in Spain. The site's impressive geography made the place a natural fortress. Ronda was one of the Moors' most important towns, and Muslim rule lasted until 1485.

Convento de la Merced.

Door handle at the main post office.

Ronda's neoclassical style Plaza de Toros where live bulls are ritually killed as a public spectacle. Bullfighting is banned in many countries, and criticised as a cruel or barbaric blood sport, in which the bull suffers severe stress and a slow, torturous death. The Ronda bullring is recognised as the first purpose-built space for fighting bulls in the world. The first fight took place in 1785. Madonna made Ronda's bullring famous by including some nifty views in the Take a Bow music video (watch on myspace).

Tor at Plaza de Toros.

The Guadalevín River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep, 100 plus meters deep El Tajo canyon upon which the city perches. Because of the cliffs, Ronda was one of the last Moorish cities to fall during the Reconquest of Spain by the Catholic monarchs. The bridge Puente Nuevo (new bridge) was built in 1751.

Fuente de los Ocho Caños.

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14. desember 2008

San Francisco highlights

Golden Gate Bridge.

Alcatraz Island.

Ocean Beach.

View from Twin Peaks.

Financial District and Market Street.

The view from my room!

19. oktober 2008


I dag gjekk turen til Maridalsalpane. Me streva oss over Hansatinden (493 m), Vittenbergtinden (519 m), Gaupetinden (524 m), Midttinden (519 m) og Mellomtinden (519).

Utgangspunktet for turen var Skar innerst i Maridalen.

Frå Sjuputtmyra.

Gaupetinden 524 meter over havet.

Flott utsikt frå Mellomtinden.


18. oktober 2008

Elvesio i oktober

Husa på Elvesiden reisar seg. Me skal flytta inn i 4. etage i hus A i 2009.

Hus B har fått veggar.

Akerselva nedanfor husa. 

Nye Nydalen

Utanfor Food Garage i Nydalen. 

20. september 2008

Lillomarka på langs

Frå Movatn til grefsenkollen.



Sinober - trivelegaste stova i oslomarka!

Frå Sinober.


Nyrenoverte Grefsenkollen.