Monday, November 24, 2008

My World Tuesday

These shots are from the city of Levanger, one hour driving north of Trondheim, captured earlier in november this year. 18500 people live in Levanger minicipal. Levanger is a Slow City or Cittaslow to be correct. Cittaslow is an Italian organization. The "slow" philosophy is the wish to live with slower rhytms, discovering and heading for the quality of life. Visit Cittaslow for more information.

In this first photo you can see Levanger Strait, going from Trondheimsfjorden to Eidsbotn. Eidsbotn is a fjord basin, and the tide runs back and forth through this strait.

The tallest building behind the bridge is a hospital.

Here you see more of the centre of the city. The ferry crosses the fjord out to an island called Ytterøy ( 'øy' is the norwegian word for island).

This beautiful building is the railway station in Levanger. 83.90 km north of Trondheim, 3.3 meters above sea level. Opened back in 1902.


This last photo I borrowed from Fotonor AS.

Please visit My World Tuesday for more pictures around the exciting world.

49 comments:

  1. Amazing photos, Ivar.
    You´re a great photographer.

    Parabéns.
    (a portuguese word for "Congratulations")

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  2. So scenic. It looks like a movie set. Beautiful world you have.

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  3. Incredible and beautiful views and as always, your photos are magnificent! Thanks, Ivar!

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  4. Great photos. I love the colors of the railway station.

    Troy

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  5. So beautiful views. Great shots.
    Congratulations.

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  6. Morsomt å bli kjent med Levanger på en annen måte. Nydelige bilder:)

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  7. Very interesting. And I love that railway station!

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  8. Amazing photos and I love the philosophy behind the name of the city. :D

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  9. Ivar: A beautiful look at your neighbor city.

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  10. I'd never heard of a Slow City before.

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  11. Så har vi vært i Levanger også (dvs - jeg har vært der før). Koselig!

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  12. Enjoyed your part of the world Ivar, its so beautiful, also the station is so grand.

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  13. The landscape and the building are so beautiful in your part of the world.

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  14. These really are so scenic. The building are unlike anything see elsewhere.

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  15. Nice post! You take the most amazing city and landscape shos.
    :-)

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  16. Amazing views. I love that old railstation. Is it still used as such? Love that you sometimes include an aerial view as well. Gives an interesting perspective.

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  17. Lovely photos, Ivar. I'd heard of slow food but not slow cities. I'll have to read more about that.

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  18. I like the Cittaslow idea. I think living at a fast pace is not living well at all. One thing I like about photography is it's slowing me down to appreciates our beautiful world.

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  19. Very nice and interesting post. Have a Happyy and wonderful day with My World today! Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

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  20. What a great place you live in . Love the railway station.

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  21. wow! thank you for the lovely tour!

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  22. What beautiful photos you captured here, i really love that rail station it is very beautiful. Love the tour of the city from the sky.

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  23. I loved the second foto very much.....

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  24. Your part of the world is so different & interesting and you capture it extremely well in all of your photos

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  25. Beautiful series of images Ivar. I like the first and the last one most.

    I thought you shot the last image while parasailing till I read your note on that image.

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  26. I admire your photographs! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Seems to me like a very calm city. No rush, no traffic jam. And a beautiful one too!

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  28. What an interesting post and GREAT photos!

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  29. Flotte bilder og en flott post, Ivar.
    Vi kjørte igjennom Levanger sentrum i sommer. Det er en koselig plass med mange flotte gamle hus og bygninger.

    Du kunne jo sagt at det siste er tatt fra en GSM mast. hehe.

    Bilde fra Verdens Ende er ikke fra en borg men fra et gammelt fyr.
    Har bilde av den hvis du ser under etiketter og Verdens Ende.

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  30. Nice photo's. They make this area look bigger than the 18500 people that live here.

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  31. absolutely beautiful :) I love the cittaslow ideology :)

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  32. Most excellent! the landscape in the background reminds me of the area in Germany, where I grew up.
    Wonderful images, Ivar!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  33. Wow very beautiful scenery and the city looked so lovely with all those unique designed buildings.

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  34. har muligens vært i Levanger dersom det er den veien (E6) vi benyttet da jeg i 1970 haiket fra Oslo til Bodø.
    Husker imidlertid ikke noe fra stedet, så dersom E6 er yngre enn <40 år er dette mine første opplevelser av et vakkert sted

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  35. Takk for turen til Levanger, der har jeg aldri vært før. Fine bilder.

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  36. Jøss, du fer no å rek rundtomkring hen.
    Første gange jeg ser Levanger fra denne vinkelen. Du henger forholdsvis høyt du :-))

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  37. interesting post...you can come to my part of the world and capture the slow rhytm of life...drives me up a wall sometimes.
    as always i love your shots.

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  38. what a talented photographer you are! just by looking at your phot, i feel like I've been to Norway already!Very awesome!!!
    MWT#2:King Navy Yard

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  39. perfect pics for any one to know of this lovely place !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. i love the 3rd and 4th pics...the yellow building is beautiful and the aerial picture is just breathtaking. My world is here

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  41. Lots of beautiful places in "YOUR WORLD" in the Trondheim erea. I like the old railway stations in Norway, mostliy nice designed.
    Hilser Hartmut

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  42. Lovely photos. I like the "slow" philosophy.

    Paz

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  43. I've been reading about individuals leading "slow" lives but haven't heard of a city doing it. It sounds fascinating.
    Your photos are really interesting. I love the colours and appreciate the clarity of the images.

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  45. So beautiful. Congratulations!!!

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