Baltic Gallery – now online

I have finally finished ‘tarting up’ the Baltic pictures.  They can all be seen at the original northumbrian : light gallery site.  There has been much mucking about in Photoshop so nothing appears quite as it should be.  The camera always lies.  For those easily bored or of a nervous disposition, be warned that there are 87 pictures – with a six second autoplay loop this is going to take nine minutes out of your life.

 

Oslo : brief impressions

All of the usual descriptions – clean, tidy, well laid out, a healthy looking race.  The mooring was adjacent to Akershus Slott (the Castle) and consequently close to the centre.  In the grounds of the castle is the Resistance Museum with helpful English translations but nothing in German.  This is one of many must-see museums of which there are far too many so didn’t.  The most enduring impression was left by the new buildings springing up at the western end of the waterfront – a series of sculptured thoroughly modern examples of 21st Century architecture which were nonetheless stunning.  On the boardwalk was this impish face.