I live in a scenic fjord in Western Norway near the city of Bergen and the Atlantic Ocean. I am a graduate of the current university of NTNU in Trondheim, partly in physics and mathematics (1974), but mostly in architecture with the degree equivalent to M.Arch. (1978).
Already during the years 1973 to 1981, I visited a lot of countries, but some only briefly in transit. This experience includes parts of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland (in the communist times), Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands in Europe and Japan in Asia (incl. airports at Bangkok and Taipei). Very interesting visited cities include Innsbruck, VENICE + Burano / Torcello, Rome, Naples + Pompeii, Genoa, Milan, Paris + Chartres, Brussels, Amsterdam, Warsaw (in 1981), Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki + Espoo, and in the 60s also the Danish Køge and the Swedish Örebro and Kristianstad and some others. In Japan in 1977 - pretty much of the journey was by Shinkansen (blazing bullet train) - I walked around in the cities and towns of Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Nara, KYOTO (incl. Lake Biwa), Kurashiki (Okayama), Hiroshima + Miyajima (Itsukushima, incl. summit of Mt. Misen), Izumo + Matsue (Shimane), Shirakawa, Takayama, Matsumoto (incl. summit of volcano Mt. Norikura in the Japan Alps), Kofu, Fuji (Shizuoka) and Shimoda (Izu Peninsula), so I have experienced many completely different places in East Asia. In addition, the entire Himalayan chain in sunrise, the Aleutians + Alaska's wild mountain world with Mt. McKinley, and the North Pole, all the three viewed from plane, the two last in midsummer.
Otherwise, in Norway I have wandered on foot along narrow and spacious ridges as famed Besseggen (incl. precipitous Bukkelægeret), Syleggen (in hurricane roll!) and Mt. Agjet (next to the famous Lyngen Alps).
In 1976, I visited all of the very many beautiful white cities and towns along the coast of Southern Norway within two days! I have also observed many of the deep Norwegian fjords, both in Western Norway and much farther north in Troms in Northern Norway. The old photos I have taken of many of these places are unfortunately not digital, and can not be shown here.
Nowadays I am particularly interested both in genealogy and in Japanese architecture + gardens, which also characterizes the design of my beach property in Hosanger on exceptionally positioned Osterøy (very large island encircled by mainland near the ocean) in the Osterfjord. The site Krossneset (Cape Cross) in Fjellskålnes has great views towards beautiful landscape forms in several directions and all-day sun with a wealth of light and weather shifts, as the ever-changing coastal climate near the Atlantic also contributes a lot to.
Thanks to my pedigree both in Western and Eastern Norway and in Trøndelag (Middle Norway), including various immigrant ancestors from the European continent, and in addition my own periods of residence in different parts of Norway, ie the cities of Oslo, Kongsberg, Hamar, Trondheim and Bergen, I have a good overview of my country and the world around, and regard me not at all as a single-minded and parochial chauvinistic patriot.
As eg my many photos of the local islet named Fjellskålholmen through four seasons with all kinds of lighting effects and weather conditions are showing, I enjoy to see a number of facets of a single phenomenon, which a casual visitor usually does not experience. ("Complementary" to this are also similar or parallel phenomena in different places and times of corresponding interest.)
The introductory words before the colon in each caption are the names of the partially visible Norwegian municipalities in the current picture.
My camera is a Nikon Coolpix P90 from 2009. The blame for some photos with a bit poor resolution shall be split between this and the photographer. (Not SLR because I do not like constantly having to change lenses in a hurry.)