Photo of the Day Monday 14th January 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” Sometimes the things we cannot change end up changing us”
“If you think that you are too small to make a difference, then you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito”.
Taking photos in the cold has proved challenging, with things like ice on the camera and batteries that die very quickly. Got me wondering about the world records for hot and cold temperatures, and there are some interesting facts. Although the -20 degrees Centigrade or colder recently experienced in Scandinavia are far from warm, those temperatures are a long way off the records…..
-89.2 degrees C. recorded at Vostok Station in 1983, or -82.5 degrees C recorded at Dome A, Antartica in 2005. Kitilla, in the Lapland area of Finland has been down to -51.5 degrees C (in 1999). Italy down to -48.3 degrees at San Martino during 2010. Even Australia has had some extreme cold, with -23 degrees being recorded at the Charlotte Pass in New South Wales during 1994. And the record for the most snowfall during a year goes to Mt. Rainer, Washington State, USA, which recorded 31.1 metres of snow from 1971-72.
Some modern waterfront apartments in Oslo,Norway for the photo today.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell.