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Money well spent, or not ???

Thought for the day…” Hope but never expect, Look forward but never wait”

“Obstacles are those frightful things that you see when you take your mind off your goal”  (Henry Ford)

The waterfront of the Norwegian capital, Oslo is changing fast.   Currently it is a mass of cranes and building sites.   A photo from yesterday taken in perfect weather and warm temperatures, showing just how much building is going on.  The white building on the right is the Opera House, which was completed in 2007, supposedly based on an iceberg shape.    The exterior is covered with Italian marble, Carrara marble.   This is an odd choice to use, as the architects had perhaps not read about the problems that this same type of marble had when it was used for the Finlandia concert hall in Helsinki.    Whilst Italian marble may be very suitable for use in the Mediterranean, it does not handle the extreme cold temperatures of Scandinavia well.    Much of the marble used in Helsinki on the Finlandia Hall had to be replaced, so it is interesting to see it used in Oslo, which has a similar climate.  Time will tell !   The cost of the Opera House in Oslo was over 4 BILLION Norwegian kronor, or over USD 700 million.   Would this money have been better spent on a new medical centre??

and another photo showing the whole building….

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Curious marketing, or is it crazy marketing???

Thought for the day…”Success is when preparation meets opportunity”

“When life changes to become harder, change yourself to be stronger”.

I have received an email from Lonely Planet advertising some new books.  I am wondering if I am missing something here.   One of the book titles is ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free”, but there is a ‘buy now’ button.   Now that does not seem right to me, but perhaps I am wrong…..

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Almost as bad was the email sent to me by Amazon.  Having ordered some wine for a friend, the confirmation email from Amazon went on to suggest other items that I might be interested in purchasing.   On the list was….Andrex Toilet tissue!!   I cannot see that people ordering wine would be interested in ordering toilet tissue at the same time, but maybe I am wrong.    But who orders toilet paper online anyway???    Strange marketing.

Lovely sunrise at Floro, Norway on the 15th October for the photo today, captured with the Fuji X-T10 camera and standard 18-55mm lens.

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and another photo….modern architecture in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Modern apartments – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”

” Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moment that take our breath away”

Recently I was in a supermarket at the checkout, paying for my shopping.  It was part of a large chain, and the assistant (who had obviously been instructed to tell all customers) advised me that the shop now had automatic self-service checkouts that I could use.  No problem for me of course, as I had my credit card with me, but there was a very good reason NOT to use the self-service checkouts.   There were already a row of unmanned, empty checkouts, as staff had been replaced by the self-service checkouts.   I politely told the assistant that if everybody used the self-service checkouts, that so many jobs would disappear.   They have already disappeared from airports (self-service check-ins), hotels are now going to self-service check-ins (fewer receptionists) and most bank counter staff have been replaced by ATMs.  If this trend continues, then huge numbers of people are going to be out of work.   So I am continuing to use manned checkouts.  It may cause me to wait longer, but it will help to keep people in work.  Something to think about.

Off to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik for the photo today, and some modern apartments outside the city centre.  Reykjavik, which means ‘smoky bay’ lies at 64 degrees north and has a population of around 200 000 people.   Despite being so far north, more than 100 different nationalities live there.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 4th April 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”  (Albert Einstein).

“It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”    (Bill Gates)

SCAFFOLDING is a great word if you are playing Scrabble.   Over 150 million games are estimated to have been sold in over 121 countries, and it is produced in more than 29 different languages.   It was originally called ‘Lexico’.  Interestingly, Malaysian Scrabble contains 19 letter ‘A’s.   The record score for a single word is 392, for the word ‘caziques’, whilst the highest score in a game stands at 1049 points.   And on the subject of scaffolding, here is a photo of some African wood scaffolding.

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Photo of the Day Sunday 23rd December 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…..”  Wise people think all they say, fools say all that they think”

Some dramatic lighting before a storm makes this building stand out (and it was quite a storm that followed !!).   Believed to be a Sheraton hotel in the city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia.   Georgia has a population of about 4.7  million people and became independant from Russia in 1991.  Mountains rise to over 5000m.  The name of the present-day capital, Tbilisi, is derived from the Georgian word for warm.  Perhaps the most famous Georgian was Josif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, known as Stalin or man of steel. Born in 1879, Stalin became the second leader of the USSR (after Lenin). Stalin led the USSR until his death in 1953.

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