What We Talk About When We Talk About War (IV)

We were walking on one of our forest hikes in Norway when we came upon this construction. It had a circular, snail-shell form that invited investigation. We weren’t sure what it was until we walked into it. It turned out to be a part of a military bunker from WWII. There were others, as well.…

Read More

Pocket of Protest

We were in Trondheim, Norway, last week – the third largest city in the country. It’s a tidy collection of picturesque wood houses, some modern developments that blend in well to the existing architecture and environment – and then this small stretch of alternative existence between a posh harbor development, an industrial area of what…

Read More

Northern Cable

Two cables, actually. One was the tram line that claims to be the northernmost tram in the world. It’s the last remnant of what used to be a network of city trams established in the early 20th century. I have a soft spot for trams – when I was a child in San Francisco, the…

Read More

Northbound Spirits

I’m back from a great trip to Trondheim, Norway, the furthest north I’ve ever been. The unexpected cancelled flights and lost luggage of the first days were more than made up for by stellar weather, a picturesque Nordic town, forested vistas and long hikes. We found a retro pub by the river, right next to…

Read More