Year: 2006

3004 views

Nils Økland is perhaps the most significant folk musician playing in Norway today. His instrument is the traditional...

3014 views

Some readers of this blog will know a lot about the Sámi people, some will know nothing. I...

2934 views

Edvard Munch's craftmanship extended far beyond oil painting. In the late 1890s he created highly experimental woodcarvings that...

3031 views

Bizarrely, this is me (on the left) being interviewed for television. I was at a tourist site in...

3060 views

The scene depicted in Scandinavia's most famous painting, Munch's Skrik (the Scream, as seen here), is from a...

3040 views

This bust of polar explorer Fritjof Nansen can be seen in Frammuseet, the Oslo museum that contains his...

2968 views

It hit the news a few weeks ago: Oslo has now overtaken Tokyo as the most expensive city...

3141 views

Some time ago I wrote an entry called Arbeid, which was about working in Norway. Tonight I'm updating...

This week I went to the funeral of a woman I worked with in London. Her husband was...

2974 views

Ok, so I was in the Sound of Mu, opening the bar for the day. Petter was there,...