Thought for the day…” You can never cross an ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” (Colombus).
“Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?”
Off to the Norwegian city of Trondheim for the photos today. Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway, with about 170 000 people living there. It was the capital of Norway until 1217 and has an interesting history, including a time when it was controlled by Sweden. Many of the old buildings in the city are wood, and the city centre has had several large fires over the years. As well as a university, the city also has some technology industries. It also has the world’s only bicycle lift (Sykkelheisen Trampe) which carries cycles and their riders up a 20% hill, at a speed of about 7 km/h. Riders remain on their cycle, and place their right foot on the special mechanism, which then propels them up the incline (link to the website here…. http://trampe.no/en). Two photos now from the old part of the city centre…..
and another photo from Trondheim….same street but from the other end….
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