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Both from Bergen, buildings & bridges

Thought for the day…”It is better to walk alone than walk with a crowd going in the wrong direction”.

“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect a positive life”.

Winter is a great time to sit inside and sort out the thousands of photos.   In the last century, in the days of 35mm film, you were very careful before you took a photo because you only had 24 or 36 exposures on each film (38 if you were very lucky when you put the film in).    Now, with cameras that will take 8 or 10 photos a second, then sorting photos has become a mammoth task.   Before, you sent the film away for processing, and the shop did all the work for you, whereas now you have to download the photos, label them and file them yourself, as well as editing them.  One great advantage of the Fuji system is that the jpegs straight out of the camera are SO good, which means that much less editing is needed.    Still got FAR too many photos though, but at least I am spending much less time on editing now.    Two photos from the city centre in Bergen, Norway, both taken earlier this year with the Fuji X-T10 camera and standard 18-55mm kit lens.

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The streets of Oslo – not what you are expecting.

Thought for the day…” A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ”

” Success is simple.  Do what is right, the right way, at the right time”.

One of the surprises that visitors to the Norwegian capital, Oslo  often comment on are the large numbers of beggars on the streets.   All around the city they are a common sight, including in the city’s parks where they often set up camp.    During the summer it is not uncommon to see them cooking in parks and open spaces, sometimes using  the trees and bushes for firewood.    Back in September 2014, the council in Oslo voted AGAINST a ban on begging in the city, another sign of the weakness of Norwegians to deal with the problem.   A newer proposal to ban begging nationwide in Norway was dropped as it was seen as discriminating against Roma (gypsy) people.      The fact that pick-pocketing and crime have increased in the areas where there are many beggars can hardly be a coincidence.    Complaints about litter and the bad sanitation have also increased in the areas where the gypsies are camping, including in the city centre.     Yet the Norwegian government has apparently done little to resolve the problem.  Same thing with the drug dealers and drug addicts who also frequent the city centre.    If you drive you car 10km over the speed limit in Norway then you are a major criminal, but apparently a drug dealer or beggar can get away with their crimes.     Not the sort of Norway that tourists were expecting before their arrival.

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and another photo from the archives….early morning balloon over Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Two from Trondheim

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…..

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and another photo from Trondheim….same street but from the other end….

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They are taking over….already

Thought for the day…”I will go anywhere as long as it is forward”  (David Livingstone).

”  A negative mind will never give you a postive life”.

More worrying news, this time from China.  The official Chinese news sources are reporting that in Dongguan, a factory there is replacing its workforce of 1800 workers with a new factory which is based on robots.  The new factory will employ just 200 workers, so around 1600 workers will lose their jobs to robots (that is about 90% of the factory’s workforce).   And when you consider things like self check-outs in supermarkets (=lost cashier jobs), automatic check-in at airports (= lost agent jobs) and automatic check in at hotels (=lost reception jobs) then the future looks bleak.    If you look at the videos of car production, then you can see how redundant that a human being can become.  So if the trend continues, then what are all the displaced people going to do for work?   A good question.  Technological unemployment is coming faster than we realize.

Off to Seoul, Korea for the photo today, and a busy street market.

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and another photo from the archives….the ultimate Swiss army knife…

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Street life in Mozambique – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” In the race for quality, there is no finish line”.

” If you look back when going forward, then you will trip up sometimes”.

Georgina Galloway was the winner of the 2013 Perfect Woman Competition, which as usual, was held in Wanaka, New Zealand.  In this competition, contestants (all women!!) have to perform a number of tasks, which this year included knife throwing, skinning a rabbit, jetboat driving,  reversing with a trailer and taking off bottle tops with a chainsaw.   Unlike many competitions, this annual perfect woman competition relies on skills rather than beauty.   The winner can choose either a pallet of beer or NZD 1000 cash instead.  Another wonderful tradition from New Zealand.

Some street life from Mozambique in the photo here.  Until 1975 it was a Portuguese colony, hence Porgutuese is still the official language.  The famous Zambesi river runs through Mozambique before entering the Indian Ocean.  Interestingly, the flag of Mozambique shows an AK-47 rifle!!  It has borders with 6 countries, and a population of about 24 million, with about 1.2 million living in the capital, Maputo.

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