On to the Land of the Fjords

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. (Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood)

Shared joy is a double joy. (Norwegian proverb)

All weather is passing. (Norwegian proverb)

Everybody’s friend is true to none. (Norwegian proverb)

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.
(Edvard Munch, Norwegian artist)

The wild and varied landscapes also serve as an inspiration for a new and notable wave of architects and designers. (VisitNorway.com)

I want to travel. Maybe I’ll end up living in Norway, making cakes. (Eva Green, actress)

I was walking along a road one evening – on one side lay the city, and below me was the fjord. The sun went down – the clouds were stained red, as if with blood. I felt as though the whole of nature was screaming – it seemed as though I could hear a scream. I painted that picture, painting the clouds like real blood. The colours screamed. (Edvard Munch)

Enjoy this visual journey to Norway. Would you visit? Have you been there? Would you return?

55 thoughts on “On to the Land of the Fjords

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  2. It’s beautiful. Are you planning to go there? I actually thought you were going to play the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood.” And I can’t help it, but every time I hear or think the word, “fjord,” I think of Monty Python and the Dead Parrot sketch. 🙂
    I’ve seen the Murakami quote on lots of memes, but it’s still wonderful, as are those from Munch–so vivid. Of course his colors do come alive and scream.


  3. What a wonderful video. We never made it to Scandinavia, and I wish we had. Norway has always been on my list. But the other photos and films pale in comparison to this one, Frank. Just spectacular!

    I especially love watching the fog roll in from on top of the mountain. When we were in Switzerland, we would often drive up the mountain behind our house to get to the other side of the gray fog — and it was always stunning above — the alps rose as if from a bed of snow … lovely, lovely, lovely.

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    • Elyse,
      I haven’t been to Norway or Switzerland, must I’m not surprised you made a connection. Fog with majestic mountains must be quite the sight .. and Norway can add water! Thanks for sharing!!!!


  4. Norway is on my list of places I want to visit someday, in some lifetime or another. Stunning video, Frank. Great collection of quotes, too. I particularly like the Haruki Murakami quote. I read the book a few years ago, and ended up with the Beatles’ tune in my head the entire time I was reading it. 🙂

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