View Full Version : Fao Spadesclaret: about glaciers

16-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Glaciers are dynamic. They move all the time. In winter they are covered with heavy snow that exerts pressure and adds to the movements. This year a German couple ignored warning signs and went into the area where the melting water comes out - the most dangerous area. Big chunks of ice fell into the river and carried the couple away and killed them before the eyes of their two kids (8 and 10). Actually several tourists die every year in Norway from that sort of 'natural causes'.

This is how it looks like now. The warning sign is front right and the people close to the ice are playing Russian Roulette


16-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Thanks for that, heia. Another great picture.

Do you live in Norway?

16-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Yes, I live in a city in Norway where a cannon ball is embedded in the cathedral front wall. The cannon ball was fired from an English warship during the second Anglo-Dutch war, in 1665. link to a Norwegian-language website.

This is another church in the same city:
The city itself looks like this:
http://i59.tinypic.com/35a5a4z.jpg - view external link (http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaget_p%C3%A5_Bergens_v%C3%A5g)

The Bedlington Terrier
16-10-2014, 07:00 PM
All seems Dutch to me..!

16-10-2014, 07:25 PM
"All seems Dutch to me..! "

that sounds Double Dutch to me..!

Do you mean the glacier or the hills surrounding the city? - view external link (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/double-dutch.html)

16-10-2014, 07:25 PM
Here's the English version:

What are the tiles of that church in your picture made of, wood perhaps? - view external link (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_V%C3%A5gen)

16-10-2014, 07:33 PM
That is such a beautiful church.

16-10-2014, 07:46 PM
http://i57.tinypic.com/10giix2.jpg -

Went to Norway in September, fabulous country - but expensive - and got up close but safe to the Jostedal Glacier. Beautiful place.

16-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Hipper: yes everything is made of wood, and preserved with tar

Spades: you'll find more pictures of that class of churches at the link or by googling 'stave churches in Norway'. If you email
heiaburnley/at/fastmail/dot/fm I'll send you some of my own photos of other and more beautiful churches of that class. Only 28 of about 1000 still exist

Sadly, the one in Bergen is a (double) fake. A shipowner bought it from another location and moved it to his home, but altered it somewhat to his own taste. In 1996, on the sixth of June at six o'clock (666) satanists set fire to the church. It was destroyed completely but a true copy -of the copy - was erected at the site - view external link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stave_church)

16-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Stevenage: your photos must be from the Boeya arm of the Jostedal glacier, near the village Fjaerland?

16-10-2014, 08:19 PM

The picture with the river was taken about 5 minutes away from the Jostedal visitor centre / museum. I'm not certain of the exact places.

We travelled up from Bergen through Flam, Sogndal, Geiranger, Alesund, Kristiansund to Trondheim then cruised back over two days to Bergen.

Just fell in love with the place.

16-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Stevenage: Yes the museum is in Fjaerland. I also am in love with the places you mention although villages Flam and Geiranger were much nicer before they realised how much money they could extort from tourists... >:)

16-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Hi heiaburnley this will no doubt be familiar to you ! Was there in August


16-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Heia...that glacier photo is stunning. The blue in the ice !!! Fantastic.
I do like a glacier and have just got back from a dream trip to Peru where I did a 5 day trek around a 20,000ft mountain called Ausangate. Had a couple of glaciers on its flanks. Haven't got my photos onto computer yet though.

16-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Recognise the museum, Stevenage?


MIFFY: yes I live there.

Stalbans: the blue is even more fascinating in real life

16-10-2014, 08:58 PM

Heia, this is a view from the roof of the visitor centre, now i'm not usually a spritual sort of bloke but the aura of that place on that day was something i've rarely experienced and I know I will have to go back there sometime.

16-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Its a great place heiaburnley been several times and really enjoy it. Even my Burnley shirt was recognised by a guy in the wonderful fish market you have,that must be about 5 years ago .

16-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Stevenage: I go there almost every year, often with tourists, and I am not surprised at the feeling you describe

16-10-2014, 09:18 PM
MIFFY, after all the pictures you have from Norway, I had you down as a fellow Norwegian, but maybe not? ;D

16-10-2014, 09:24 PM
The best thing about Norway is they care for their people... they are really really nice people... generally

The worst thing about Norway is getting a round of beers in feels about the same as going for a re-mortgage

16-10-2014, 09:31 PM
heia no i'm from the Burnley area but have been visiting your great country for the last 25 years. The scenery is second to none and can't get enough of it.

16-10-2014, 10:06 PM
Helge - Nice to hear from you. When are you next over to see the Clarets?

17-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Peter, my aim is to see all the remaining home games and a handful of away games. Looking forward to being in Burnley late tonight. And hopefully I may use your excellent travel agency for the two away games just after Christmas

17-10-2014, 06:59 AM
From an iceberg cemetry in Antarctica


17-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Much smaller iceberg with the stunning blue below the surface


17-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Try again


17-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Bumming a ride on a 'berg

17-10-2014, 11:02 AM
mdd, did you see the story about the walruses stranded on shore because there was no ice?

Near the end of the article is a beautiful walrus mother-and-baby photo

edit: dyskeybordian error corrected - view external link (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/melting-ice-leaves-35000-walrus-4384567)

17-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Yer I did. I fear for the polar bear with the melting ice cap