Sammezzano Castle #3, 

Photography by Koen Rayer, feel free to take a look at my portfolio

Sammezzano Castle #2,

Photography by Koen Rayer, feel free to take a look at my portfolio

Sammezzano Castle #1,

Photography by Koen Rayer, take a look at my portfolio

Sammezzano Castle, without the castle #7

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. These turned out to be the result of failing real estate developers at work. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show.

Photography by Koen Rayer, take a look at my portfolio

Sammezzano Castle, without the castle #6,

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. These turned out to be the result of failing real estate developers at work. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show.

Photography by Koen Rayer, take a look at my portfolio 

17-08-2014: Oslo

First impressions are important, and this is my first impression of Oslo. 

It doesn’t have any breathtaking architecture, nor does it have highlights like Paris has its Eiffel Tower. It does have youth, and youth equals renewal, progress and creativity. We took a stroll along its streets, walked along Aker Brygge to the Astrup Fearnley museum. We bought ourselves dinner on a food market which (I presume) belonged to the Melafestivalen. 

I give Oslo 8 out of 10 for now, let’s see if it’s able to improve this :)

Sammezzano Castle, without the castle #5

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. These turned out to be the result of failing real estate developers at work. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show.

Photography by Koen Rayer, take a look at my portfolio

Sammezzano Castle, except for the castle #4,

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show. 

Sammezzano castle, except for the castle #3

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show. 

16-08-2014: Oslo

Today was a day of travelling from Odda, to Oslo. Looong day in the car reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (lovely satire and good science fiction, too), and playing useless games on my phone. 

15-08-2014: Sekse

Today we got out the rowing boat, a bag full of food (whale, reindeer and deer salami) and went picknicking.

Relaxing little day.

Sorry guys, internet’s a little doubtful currently.

Sammezzano castle, except for the castle #2

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show. 

Photography by Koen Rayer [portfolio]

14-08-2014: Bergen

The one thing we didn’t get to see so far was culture. We craved some good ol’ culture. And I fully understand why this is lacking a bit, the population density is only 13 per square kilometer. Thirteen! I’m used to a density of over 400. There are way too few people to have any festivals, museums, restaurants or other services.
A day in Bergen would tackle that problem. And indeed it did. Wonderful city, loads of young people, loads of asians, loads of elderly cruisers. Loads of picturesque old buildings, too.
The famous fish market, too, we enjoyed. Its business and the smell. An awful smell, although a sign of freshness. At least it tasted wonderfully.
Finally, too, I got to buy my reindeer fur. I don’t think there is a better souvenir to buy in Norway.

13-08-2014: Sekse

Today, we drove to the start of the Trolltunga hike, a 10-hour route leading to Norway’s most sensational rock formation. No, we didn’t hike for 10 hours, but we did get to see the Trolltunga. We hiked along the lake for 3 hours, and finally got a sneak peek. People were also ziplining from mountain to mountain. Lovely area.

Sammezzano castle, except for the castle #1

Photography by Koen Rayer [portfolio]

When we visited the beautiful architectural wonder called Sammezzano castle, we encountered several ruins, either old, or concrete and fairly new. That is what this (quite short) series of photos will try to show.