Thought for the day…” If at first you do not succeed then skydiving is not for you”.
” A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance”.
Staying in Norway for the photo again today, and a shot of the famous Oslo to Bergen train. The train still has over 400m vertical to climb at this point, but the views will be fantastic as it reaches the summit at over 1237m. It has just passed the half way point of its 493 km journey from Oslo to Bergen. The opening of the line in 1907 was delayed due to snow (often a problem on this route due to the altitude and exposed nature of much of the route), but the full route opened in 1908. Despite several new tunnels, the route is still one of the great railway journeys, and is highly scenic. About 5 trains cover the full route each day, including a night sleeper service. Soon the passengers on the train will get their first views of the glaciers, as the train will shortly be above the tree line before it starts its long descent towards the fjords and Bergen at seal level. Highly recommended if you are in Norway !!
and another photo out of the archives….a timeless scene from rural Ethiopia…..
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