One of the tiles that I made while in Odda, Norway is what I would consider one of the most interesting sights to see that isn't marketed like Trolltunga or Låtefoss. This tile is of Norway's largest rock. It is also Europe's largest rock. This rock was carried by the glaciers and if you read the sign that I attached pictures of you will see that it was lodged here in this particular location because of where the river and the fjord met. At some point during its travel it split in two pieces, but did not divide. Seeing that I am an artist and marketing designer of my work one of the 1st things that struck me was that this could be promoted as a romantic place because it really had that feeling to me. I know what some of you are thinking, could a big rock, split in two, really be romantic. I make tiles out of clay and I deal with the rocks and fossils and for me that this rock could be romantic in sense. It doesn't mean you bring a little table with some wine and cheese and set up on top of the rock and toast to good life. What it means is that you have a little secret with someone. A little memory of that time when you visited that rock, and that gives people a reason to come back to have special memories of this place, and that is good. There is a park in front of the rock and you can see the lake Sandvinsvatnet as you can see it in the picture where I stand on top of the rock. They also say that in movies you always need a little bit of romance and a sex appeal. So as I'm creating these tiles in the back of my mind I need to include romance, sex appeal, and anything that might include love because this is important to some people and it adds grind or grit so to speak. That's why my mermaids are topless and why I make heart tiles. And that's one of the reasons why I've started to want to make tiles with people in them, because it adds a new dimension. I thought it would be a new twist to give this tile a romantic theme something for couples because maybe then it would become a little more popular. I saw this opportunity in the design And I think it will bring more people Who may not have found it as interesting.
This next tile jyst came out of the die. It will be call "Jordalsnuten Rype". I carved this tile on my 2nd day in Odda 🇳🇴. You know every single day I was in Odda, I can almost remember each day like a crystal ball there each so distinct and so clear to me what happened And I was there for nearly 2 weeks. This bird is called Rype and it is about the size of a Pigeon, a little bigger. This is a bird that is popular to hunt and it turns white in the Winter. The day before I had made my way towards the glacier Buarbreen and I stopped and talked to the farmer at the house right before the trail begins. His name is Bjørn and his wife works with the local tourist industry. They told me some things to think about if I was going to go to the glacier and I decided not to go there on that day. Instead he told me about a different hike that I can take and if I wanted to I could go all the way to the top of the mountain called Jordalnuten. So the next day I put on my snow shoes and hiked into the unknown up a mountain in snowshoes for the 1st time. I reached the top of the initial climb And then I looked towards where the top of Jordalsnuten was suppose to be And you couldn't see it because each mountain in front of it blocked the view but I knew what direction I had to go so I decided just to try it it was getting dark but I thought I could do it. So if you have ever Climbing mountains Distances are very deceiving sometimes And you can go a lot farther than you think you can see which might be the opposite of what you thought I was going to say. So I went over mountain after mountain and I was rushing and all along the way you could see these little tracks zigzagging and you could see where it was a bird because they would land and you could see the wings hitting the snow. There had been nobody up there hiking as far as I could see no tracks anywhere and it was pure perfect snow. Sometime during that hike I realized that I must do a tile of this bird, the Rype. So that is what I did. I eventually reached the top of the mountain and it was A delicate situation because you couldn't see where the edge was and there was snow drifts all over.
Highlight of my Norway trip.
12 hours of snow hike. ✅
That view at the end is way too sexy! 😍 Hiking on snow is definitely tougher but at least we don’t need to wait for 2 hours to get a picture 😉
Also, thanks to @trolltungaactive for the unforgettable experience! 💪🏼 Now, drive 6 hours back to Oslo. 😰
The day where we felt adventurous and decided to give Trolltunga a go without equipment. We were sinking every step at the 4km mark onwards. Our shoes and socks were soaked from the water beneath the ice. No go. 😫
Therefore, ABORT MISSION! And toured Odda instead.
Bu büyülü ülkede 4 gün daha geçirdim. O kadar güzel manzaralar gördüm ki, gidip kendi gözünüz ile görmeden ne demek istediğim kafanızda tam olarak betimlenmez. Mükemmel insanlarla tanıştım, harika manzaralarda yemek yedim, Trolltunga da dağ başında uyudum, 2 kere bizi otostopta alan insanların daveti ile gece evlerinde kaldım ve daha neler neler.. Bu büyülü ülkeye tekrar geleceğime o kadar eminin ki, bu kesinlikle bi hoşçakal değil.
I have spent 4 more days in this magical country. I have seen breathtaking views that I can not completely describe. I have met many great people, ate with an amazing views, slept on the top of Trolltunga, invited to stay in their homes overnight 2 times by the drivers we met when hitchhiking and much more. I am definitely sure that I will come back to this magical country again and again so that its not a good bye.. #odda#norway 🇳🇴 #norge#bergen#hordaland#fijords#nature#views#travel#backpacking#backpack#mountain#mountains#wooden#table#freedom#feelings#feel#enjoylife#erasmus#erasmuslife#southern#part
Sandvinvatnet 🇳🇴 I saw on Instagram that it is no longer frozen. I was told that Ice fishing is not very popular in this part of Norway. I was told that it's more of a Eastern Norway activity near the Swedish border. That's actually good news for me because that means I will be able to do it where no one else has done it and the fishing will be good. I also know that this lake is very deep there has to be fishing it. Blue lines, one is extra, put them together, plus, minus, times...simple mathematics and you will pass the test.
Amazing day for some strength and relaxation and alfresco dining!Thanks ladies for making my 2nd strength day such a success! Thanks for your awesome treatments @larosatherapies and @josfootprints giving everyone a thoroughly relaxing afternoon of rare ‘me time’. #trailrunning#odda#strongwomen#timeforyourself#flexiblefitnesspt
Тунга Троль, або як, ще називають Язик Троля і Ми покорили його.🙃 22 кілометра, сонце🌞 дощ🌦 сніг🌨туман🌫 вітер🌬 але воно того варте.👍 Це відчуття не можливо описати словами, а всю красу цього чудового місця не покажеш на фото 🌄🏞🗻 #Odda#Trolltunga#Norway#Memoirs -3
Another new town today.... up at 6am to drive an hour to the airport then a 2 hour flight followed by a 3.5 hour drive and we have just arrived at the hotel now... at 1pm Sound check at 6pm and the show at 11pm... I am feeling very blessed. And my husband is just as gorgeous on the inside as out which is a lot!!! Saw Elvis at the airport and the newspaper translation cracked me up!!! Gosh it’s beautiful here.
I am so blessed.
Yet at some point you only just want to get out to explore #Odda and #Hardanger and get out on new adventures. 'There is so much to explore! Come on! Yes I am just checking that other option, or that one, or that one... Or' 📷 Trolltunga Hotel @algirdaszabitis