Monday, November 10, 2008

My World Tuesday


Munkholmen (Norwegian, meaning the monk's islet) is an islet north of TrondheimNorway in the Trondheimsfjord. The islet has served as a place of execution, a monastery, a fortress, prison, and a World War II anti-aircraft gun station. Today, Munkholmen is a popular tourist attraction and recreation site. I captured this  from a helicopter back in May 2005.

For more information about Munkholmen, go to wikipedia.

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55 comments:

  1. I can see why this is a popular attraction, its very beautiful and it can be a "get away" from the mainland, so to speak.

    Are there lodgings for overnight guests?

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  2. Wow how beautiful photo. I've been in Trondheim once. The whole north Norway is extremely beautiful for all those mountains, valleys and fjords! Love it, love your pic!

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  3. Kan ikke noen bygge stedet om til hotell med spa og alt som hører til? Det er jo så vakkert der.
    Stilig å se dette fra luften.

    Har oppdaget (bedre sent enn aldri...) at du er en "følger" av bloggene mine. Hyggelig.
    Så da logger jeg meg på og følger med hos deg :-)

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  4. That is so beautiful. It's amazing that somewhere that peaceful looking would have the history that it does with executions.

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  5. I'd visit if I were a tourist in the area. Is helicopter the only way to get there?

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  6. I agree that this beautiful place seems contrary to its history. Beautiful photo! Thank you!

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  7. AWESOME photo. Very informative post!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Utrolig vakre bilder fra deg i dag. Du finner de fineste plassene og fanger dem så fint! Jeg blir bare mer og mer imponert. Hvor skal det ende;)

    PS: Jeg glemte å sette Norge bak navnet mitt. Beklager så mye. Er det mulig for deg å legge det til eller?

    Klem Pernille:)

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  9. Lovely view! Hmmm. A prison? But it's too beautiful to be a prison!

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  10. Haaaaaa!!! I L-O-V-E Norway!!!!! I wish I lived there!!!!! I've recently posted some photos from Flam, but what I really LOVED was BERGEN!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Beautiful shot, Ivar! I love aerial photos and this takes in the entire islet!

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  12. That is an absolutely fantastic shot. I added your wonderful blog to my 'followers' list. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  13. Flott bilde og fint perspektiv.

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  14. Your photos are always inspiring as is this one and your wonderful feature photo of Trondheim by night.

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  15. Things look a lot different from high above. I like to see what the birds get to see but don't get in a plane that often.

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  16. Ivar: What a neat capture of a wondeful looking place with so much history.

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  17. Looks like a great place to visit. I'd love to walk to the edge of that pier and stand for a while. :-)

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  18. Thanks for the information. Looks like a great place to visit though. with the history and all.

    Posted mine, HERE. Have a great day! And thanks for the virtual travel;)

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  19. What a history! That's an amazing location and your aerial view is perfect.

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  20. Wow very beautiful photo of a little island. Very unique and lovely. Happy Tuesday.

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  21. Would you please look at the post I have for My World and tell me exactly what rule I broke that caused my link to be removed.

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  22. I love the composition of this picture Ivar, I continue to look forward to all your posts

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  23. It looks really fresh and sunny. Just like the best times by the sea.

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  24. I can see why it is a tourist attraction! Cool photo.

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  25. Attractive...I don't know whether I will visit this place in my life or not. Thanks to you , I got a glimpse of this place....

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  26. that is absolutely a beautiful aerial shot, i would love to see this place

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  27. just imagine if this was your private house!!!

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  28. beautiful place... a private island?... is it????

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  29. wow that is amazing. who would have thought something so beautiful would be a prison etc.

    you took a great shot.

    thanks for stopping my sky watch friday :)

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  30. Gratulerer med den! Jeg tror det er mange som kan være misunnelige på det bildet der.

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  31. That is awesome place and beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. great photo. I'll bet the view from the helicopter was awesome.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  33. this reminds me of Ft. Macon, near where I took my TMW shot this week. Except that Ft. Macon isn't nearly as old and has only served as a military installation in its active career.

    This almost appears to have been mad-made, but the land bridge makes me think it wasn't. I'll have to go check out the Wiki article.

    Awesome photo in any case!

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  34. Lovely place for tourists at least !

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  35. What a great photo! Very clear, very Norwegian!

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  36. What a beautiful place! I bet the helicopter ride over it was quite an adventure.. :)

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  37. Amazing photo. Spectacular overhead shot! I am in awe of your photography!!
    ~Michele~

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  38. Absolutely beautiful ... what a facinating history~

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  39. It's just fabulous! Great view! Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

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  40. Pretty clear and nice pic you took !!! this islet definitely has some interesting history :)

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  41. Hei Ivar! Jeg har hatt en fin stund her med å se på bildene dine ;-} Mye inspirasjon å hente. Du er omgitt av vakker natur, og dette er et flott bilde av en vakker liten øy. Der skulle jeg gjerne ha vært....
    Jønsker deg en god dag.

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  42. My younger son (soon 5) watching your blog at my side is just saying : "Could I go in this Planet ?" (for your World post). Isn't it evocative of the wonderful part of World you live in.

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