Assorted Photography in square format shot in 2014.
Ribe ist regarded as one of the oldest towns in Denmark. An important church was built here by the missionary Ansgar of Bremen in the 9th century, probably the first church in Scandinavia altogether. By then the town was already well known as port town and for its sophisticated craftsmen. Nowadays Ribe is of middle size but the church is still one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in Denmark and the inner town is lively and colourful.
Snippets of my life a few years ago, edited. Shot in Vienna.
When the fog lays down over the fjords Norway seems even more mystic than usual. You can imagine the Viking ships manoeuvring through the myst and some trolls hiding behind the trees watching them. Truly a land of magic and beauty.
The far north of Europe is actually pretty fortunate regarding the weather. The reason being the Gulf stream which makes it possible to cultivate even fruits around the Norwegian fjords (pictures 2, 6). Though if you go uphill from the fjords your surroundings change pretty quickly and you will experience marvellous but very alien ice deserts like the Hardangervidda (picture 1). That’s planet Hoth from Star Wars Episode V by the way – the scenes were shot there. One of the biggest and historically most important towns in the far north of Europe is Bergen at the North Sea. For centuries it was an important port and a center of commerce, especially regarding the trade with fish. Today it is a lovely student town with a lot of culture and museums (pictures 3, 4 and 5).
Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) was a renown Norwegian sculptor. Many of his works are displayed in Frogner Park, which is also called Viggeland Park in Oslo, Norway.